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El Sesteo

Main square, Leon, Nicaragua
+505 2311 5327
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
Central American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Main square, Leon, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sit out front. Order small. Sip beer. And watch life in Leon. This was one of the most pleasant experiences of our Nicaraguan trip. The Central Park was buzzing. Even though the location shouts, "tourist," we noticed a mix of locals and visitors. We stayed...More

Thank Mark Neil T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We strolled down to the park and wanted lunch while we people watched. The reviews have been mixed on this one but is was better than expected. Decent price, great location and good service. Would go back again.

Thank rebecca b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a meeting with someone and we wanted to have a cigar outside. El Sesteo has excellent espresso and other coffees and an outdoor seating area from which you can look at central park and the cathederal. We enjoyed a nice hour for a...More

Thank Colin138
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great non fast food place to sit in the square and grab a nice decent meal. Warning:It can be loud with church bells, and congested during certain times with street mimes and activities. But you may like that!

Thank GringoBayState
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location could not be better: on the main square, next to the cathedral, and souvenir market. On a hot moment - are there any other times in Leon?! - Sesteo offers a great place to have a beer (the 4-for-3 helps), snacks or a...More

Thank hulstra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel hosts and what a fantastic place. We had the tacos de pescado (fish tacos) and the plato casero nicaragnese (homemade nicuraguan dish) accompanied with a nicely chilled Tona. The plaza was buzzing outside given it was getting toward...More

Thank oz-kiwi-pom
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed a wonderful chicken soup (Caldo de Pollo) and a huge glass of fresh pineapple juice together with a perfect view on the Cathedral and the activities in front of it. Very attentive and quick service (on a busy friday) and acceptable prices despite...More

Thank sra_raposa
Reviewed 10 April 2017

During my week long trip to Leon, I was probably responsible for eating a majority of El Sesteo's stock of Mangoes that week. The fresh juice is delicious; especially when tried with different variations or additions such as pineapple. Also, a wonderful spot to people...More

Thank JasmineAGBHOW
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great prices. Outside tables are wonderful place to sit and eat and have a beer. Fish tacos are really good. I had them several times. Prices are not too high. I found them reasonable.

Thank Kirsi U
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Being right in the middle of the cathedral plaza, it's bound to be full of tourists, however, that doesn't seem to taint this place! The food is truly delicious and they have a wide variety of options to choose from including a club sandwich and...More

Thank loverebel
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Heidi C
Days and hours the restaurant is open
31 March 2017|
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Response from leohairdresser13 | Reviewed this property |
They open 830 am till 10 pm I reccomend not going till after 10 am
Chris O
Do you serve nacatamale's?
1 July 2016|
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Response from Marcelo M | Property representative |
Of course we do and they are homemade from scratch! Come and given a try.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Central American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main square, Leon, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Leon
  • Phone Number: +505 2311 5327
Right at the heart of this intellectual and humid city is located “El Sesteo” a nice setting with a nice view and a unique decoration. The food is nice has a good variety of things, Local food, Mexican, Sea food (ocean is only 20min away) and international cuisine, Service is pretty good and all of the walls are decorated with the local dance, folklore and most important people of Leon one of them Ruben Dario Father of the modernism and prince of the Spanish language.They are open for lunch and dinner and probably have the best view of any restaurant in Leon, have a nice breeze that run through the place and a nice view to the street which you can see the locals walking around the main square.Go and enjoy this place and give a try to local own places.