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Cocina de Dona Haydee

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Latin, Soups, Central American, South American
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Cuadro a Mano Derecha Despues Del 1 | casino Pharaons de Carretera A Masaya, Managua, Nicaragua
07:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

It is one of the most famous restaurants in town, and the food is great, and it is definitely a part of the tour in Managua

Thank Eugenio P
Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

The restaurant has a large seating area which is nice if you have a big group, and they have a lot of traditional Nicaragua foods, if you want to try, but I don't think they are the best Nicaragua has. I had the "Indio Viejo" dish and I did not like it at all. It was like baby food. Other... More 

Thank Meitica
Managua Department, Nicaragua
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

If you want to taste original Nicaraguan FOOD and enjoy live music this is the the place to go. Ask for daily lunch special and remember in Nicaragua a soup is a full meal.

Thank MRRM64
Westport, Connecticut
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

A local Nicaraguan dinner. Nothing special, the steaks were "okay" my pan fried pork cutlet was overdone. Nice for a visit to typical country cuisine but don't go out of you way.

Thank Kevin M
Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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279 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

group meal -- most of us had combo platter of local dishes. more than ample portions, well cooked. I had 'cold cocoa' drink: not quite chocolate milk, but not 'cold' hot chocolate either... atmosphere quiet and relaxing; a bit away from downtown area.

Thank AngelaAlaska
New Orleans, Louisiana
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great restaurant in Managua for local food. Place was very clean good service and great food I srongly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank Alvasant
Geneva, Switzerland
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

No wine selection, Just one brand, and mediocre (ok, probably Manangua is not a place where you should drink wine, but still). Dishes were average and uninspired. One nice thing was the live music on the terrace. Go to this place if you are in the area, but there is nothing special about it.

Thank tomfor2
San Jose, Costa Rica
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

The place has a nice look as it reminds you an old house.. They sell different Nicaraguan dishes and the price is ok. Quality is just average, not the type of restaurant you would want to recommend to someone who only has couple of days in the Country.. You will easily forget the experience after you are gone..

Thank DmejiaCR
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Disclaimer: I had been told about how great this restaurant was from my business partner who had traveled to Nicaragua 3 previous trips. The food wasn't bad, but it was not as incredible or memorable as I had been told to expect. I ordered the Indios Viejos, which had an interesting mix of spices that I enjoyed. Menus are in... More 

Thank CarolineB19001
Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

I love being able to walk into an authentic traditional restaurant and look around and see nothing but locals...with all the options for nica food in and around Managua this place was packed during lunch. Food was great traditional food ( I recommend the sampler) and the restaurant and bathroom were spotless. A great,safe and inexpensive way to get a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Soups, Central American, South American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cuadro a Mano Derecha Despues Del 1 | casino Pharaons de Carretera A Masaya, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Managua Department  >  Managua
Nicaraguan traditional food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?