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Mi Viejo Ranchito

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Latin, Central American, Spanish, Grill
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Km 17.5 Carretera a Masaya | Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
+505 2279 2865
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must stop while visiting. Beat service and delicious menu. I'll be back again again and again. For breakfast or dinner

Thank B S
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

There are TWO "Mi Viejo Ranchitos" in Managua; the GEST of the two is located in "Pueblos Blanco" especially on Sunday, when they BBQ an entire hog and if arrive early enough, you get the best of the pork servings; generous portions, friendly staff, clean. There are other typical Nicaraguan dishes that will address every taste on foreign travelers.

Thank Felix P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great food! And I really enjoy Karaoke nights on Saturday. A good environment for families to sing and share.

Thank christian a
Managua, Nicaragua
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Nothing to see here....move along. Same exact food as every comedor/fritanga/typical restaurant. Its even in their name, comida tipico. Which isnt to say thats bad. I love typical food here. Its just that i dont understand why you would pay 10-15 dollars for it, when the same exact food is available everywhere else for the same price or cheaper. Its... More 

Thank likeeveryoneelse
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I have eaten in Mi Viejo Ranchito many times over the years. I keep coming back because it is very consistent in food quality and service. There is lots of parking but it can be very full on weekends or holidays which can be fun people watching. There are some oversized menu selections for two or three persons to share.... More 

Thank holmg
Miami, Florida
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147 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant Saturday night, returning from a visit to the Masaya volcano. We were seated immediately. The menu has a huge selection of typical Nicaraguan dishes. The meat section is their specialty. We ordered 1 brochette and 3 orders of Churrasco. A choice of 2 side dishes- we chose gallopinto , plátanos maduros (ripe plantains) and tostones ( fried... More 

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Cedartown, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great food with a Nicaraguan twist. Good service. Reasonable prices. Several dining areas offered. On site parking.

Thank KD4EKZ
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a chain restaurant with several locations that I have seen. We were at the Gallerias mall (Managua) location. We sampled a number of different dishes at the direction of our local Nicaraguan friends. Our local friends vouched for the 'authenticity' of how the various dishes were prepared. We greatly enjoyed everything that we were served and appreciated the... More 

Thank Rousu
Trinity, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

good traditional food. I know of 3 of these restaurants, not sure how many in total. Food is very good, service when I've eaten there is good and prices are reasonable. Good for families and children.

Thank Lonnelda M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The best gallo pinto and local food in Managua. It is affordable and great for big family groups. They free wifi too.

Thank Scarleth F

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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
Average prices
Latin, Central American, Spanish, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 17.5 Carretera a Masaya | Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Managua Department  >  Managua
  • Phone Number: +505 2279 2865

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?