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PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$7
CUISINES
Latin, Cuban, Central American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 29/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 29/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 16 August 2022

I love cuban food, have been to Cuba and this restaurant must have seen better days, the food was not good, not fresh, and the menu was very limited. I am sad because I wanted to like it, also the mojitos were not good either....Hopefully our visit was an off night and they can get their quality up.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2021 via mobile

Agreed. Right on great service, atmosphere, drinks and food. Friendly and welcoming. Will be back for sure. Good Vibes.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 17 March 2020

Such nice vibes in this cosy place with beautiful garden. Live music is on point. Definitely recommended when you want a fun but chill night out.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 11 March 2020

Amazing food, very unique, creative and simple menu. Unique environment and winderful atmosphere. Deffinetly going back soon!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 7 March 2020

I went there in februari with my two toddlers, one of the best trips I and they had for a long time. Super friendly people with great hospitality, I wouldn’t mind going another time this year!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Great place! Delicious food, drinks and fantastic staff. Tip of a friend, really recommend it to everyone!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Unexpected visit to El Bodegon on my last trip. Felt like a warm nest even though I was traveling alone. Did come back the next night! Loved the atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Wout d, Front Office Manager at El Bodegon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2020

Hi, Thank you so much for leaving a review of your visit. Let us know when you come back for a drink on us.

Reviewed 6 March 2020

Had an amazing re-opening night this last weekend. Cool local bands. The food was allot, but very tasty. They had a deal on some drinks we had more than we should have. Also they were lovely. The garden is the best place to sit I...think. Allthough it was full when we got there. Definitly will com back If I am in Nicaragua again!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Wout d, General Manager at El Bodegon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2020

Thank you so much for leaving this great review. Very good to hear the food was great. Sorry our garden was full when you came. We recently had allot of guests!

Reviewed 6 March 2020

The atmosphere and the food was really good. Had a nice chat with the owner and he was very kind. Would totally recommend going here.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Wout d, Front Office Manager at El Bodegon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2020

Thanks for visiting our humble aBode. And thanks for the great chat! We hope you visit again when you are around.

Reviewed 6 March 2020

The food and presentation was outstanding. The ambience was just fabulous and a lot of fun, especially in the patio section. The service was simply great. we came back for more and we will do it again on our next visit for sure. If you're...looking for a great night out and to have a great memory this is the place.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Wout d, Front Office Manager at El Bodegon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2020

Hi, Thank you so much for visiting our place and leaving a review. It really helps allot! We hope to see you again when you are in the neighbourhood!

Reviewed 6 March 2020

I would totally recommend this restaurant. Such a nice place, lovely food and great owners. Just perfect!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Wout d, Front Office Manager at El Bodegon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2020

Wauw thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 6 March 2020

We had an amazing time. The place was so comfortable and full of nice adornments , the food at el bodegon is absolutely spectacular (the meal was massive and beautiful decorated). The waitress was just wonderful. Looking forward to eating and chill there. What a...great place!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Wout d, Front Office Manager at El Bodegon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2020

Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for visiting and leaving this amazing review.

Reviewed 6 March 2020

What a gem. Best food I had in León and maybe in Nicaragua. Definitly check out the garden and Sangria. Love, love, love it!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Wout d, Front Office Manager at El Bodegon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2020

Wauw, thanks!

Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

230 Cordoba for a main dish of a little shredded chicken on yuca chips with salad garnish and a few bits of watermelon. Really not good enough. Especially when there is so much better and cheaper food in Leon. My girlfriend's order of fish tostadas...was even worse, something off about it - maybe the cream on the tostada? - not enjoyable at all. Easily the worst meal we had in 2 weeks in Nicaragua.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Dejongwout, Front Office Manager at El Bodegon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

Hi Adams! These are reviews that hit hard. We are trying to exceed expectations on our dishes and house made drinks. But I realise things do happen and we would have loved to offer you a different plate. Our Fish Tostada is our best selling...More

Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

This place is great for a drink as the terrace out the back is lovely, but the food is barely edible. The vegetables were boiled down into mush so that they didn’t taste of anything, there was unripe mango with the skin still on in...the salad, and some spices mixed in that didn’t work giving a very odd flavour. After reading so many good things about this place, I was bitterly disappointedMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Dejongwout, General Manager at El Bodegon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2020

Hi Imogenw11, We are incredibly dissapointed when someone has a dissapointing experience. We are very dedicated to our dishes and recipes. We would love to talk to you about the options you chose that resulted in your experience and see how we can improve this...More

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Hi Heidi, Orlando's father passed away and he told me he was going to sell the restaurant. It was my favorite place to eat in León, and I asked my best friend what he thought about helping me buy the restaurant. It was a... More
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El Bodegon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5