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El Mediterraneo

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Ave 2 NO 2 1/2 blocks north of Parque Ruben Dario | across from Lazybones Hostel, Leon, Nicaragua
+505 2311 0756
07:00 - 23:30
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Las Peñitas, Leon, Nicaragua
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food here is nice for the price. The atmosphere is also quite nice at night but this place is huge. it took an act of congress to find the bathroom. Over all a good experience. You may have to change seats if it starts raining.

Thank Ryan K
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Strenghts: nice patio/garden with a good atmosphere Weaknesses: food and service; our overcooked spaghetti took over an hour in an almost empty place Opportunities: more selective menu, having all ingredients available, perhaps a new (more flexible + inspired) cook and additional kitchen staff Threats: all the other places in Leon that (apparently) do it better..

Thank sra_raposa
Esteli, Nicaragua
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good range of pizzas and pasta here, and also delicious prawns in garlic sauce. Lovely setting, sitting outside in a lovely garden with mature trees. Loud music, good atmosphere. Don't come here in a hurry though. Food is freshly made, and can take its time. Come and hang out and enjoy!

Thank owstonlewis
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177 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

lovely outdoor courtyard area, very relaxing. We waited for a long time to get our meal, but when it arrived was just lovely

Thank L_and_RBrisbane
Stanford, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner -had the tomato and coconut tilapia which was not bad, friend got a plate of salad with raw beets and greens and a plate of pasta a la Chef Boyardee.The garden itself is in a state of disrepair (sandbags and garbage in some corners). Wine list is OK. The staff,while very pleasant and helpful,are a bit... More 

Thank mzbecks07
sanders c, Propietario at El Mediterraneo, responded to this review
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Estimado amigo, muchas gracias por su comentario, nuestro pario-jardin se encontraba en remodelación y reparación algunos detalles. Saludos; More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We chose this restaurant because of high ratings in our guide book. We ordered the pizza and it was just about the worst pizza we had ever had. Very poor quality crust (unless you like a thin crust pizza that is doughy) and almost no taste. On the other hand the service was poor. Seriously the atmosphere was pretty good... More 

Thank phillip759
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely locale In a back yard which makes you feel like you are in the midst of a jungle with tall trees and scattered tables. Loved the ambience! Unfortunately, it took them forty some odd minutes to prepare a beet salad that had no dressing. The waiter dropped off vinegar and oil and walked off. The menu has a wide... More 

Thank Sigifredo S
Frederick, Maryland
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293 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

So much potential here but it is squandered! Gorgeous private patios to eat in and HUGE back outdoor area that is lovely. HOWEVER, we ordered our meals and waited over an hour for them. I ordered the pesto penne with chicken. It was pretty good but def no pesto flavor at all. Limonada drinks are nice and they can be... More 

Thank crocuslover
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Walked by this place several times before deciding to go in on a recommendation of a friend. On one side it looks fine dining and on the other is a bakery. But if you walk through the bakery to the back, the space opens up into a beautiful restaurant. We just went for drinks, early evening. We were one of... More 

Thank ErikK16
sanders c, Gerente at El Mediterraneo, responded to this review

Good day. Thank you very much for your good comment, we thank you very much for your comments and we are very willing to improve to serve you much better. We hope to have your visit again and that you can check that we have improved thanks to your comment. Greetings. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely patio but slow service. Ordered our food then waited OVER AN HOUR only to find that they'd misunderstood and only brought out one small pizza for the two of us! We asked if they could supplement it with a salad or something but the waiter said we'd have to wait quite a while (at least he was honest!) so... More 

Thank Natalie A
sanders c, Gerente at El Mediterraneo, responded to this review
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Hola, Disculpa por la espera ese día teniamos tres reservaciones y una era muy grande de 28 personas por lo... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, International, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave 2 NO 2 1/2 blocks north of Parque Ruben Dario | across from Lazybones Hostel, Leon, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Leon
  • Phone Number: +505 2311 0756
Listed in Lonely Planet and Moon guides.

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