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Tranquilo Cafe

Little Corn Island | Between the 2 dive shops, Nicaragua
+505 8336 3068
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (55 reviews)
“pulled pork” (11 reviews)
“guacamole” (5 reviews)
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Barbecue, American, Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Little Corn Island | Between the 2 dive shops, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is just okay. Other restaurants have better food, better quality. Great place to meet people and have good conversation. Staff are awesome.

Thank Lauren_Jane12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little hideaway bar and grill! Food was great and reasonably priced, drinks were cold and tasty!

Thank DiverCraig33
Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't staying in town, but decided to adventure around the island so we ended up stumbling across this little place. The manager from Philly was super friendly and so was the staff. They let us charge up our iPhones, made us the best coffee...More

Thank LY9462
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food,atmosphere and the staff were excellent. We were at Little Corn for three days, and ate all meals at Tranquilo! We loved it!

Thank Frida S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the best friggin homemade ice cream sandwich here ever - it was heaven in my mouth. Had tacos one night too. Tasty!

Thank sambrown19
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The pork taco was the best taco I have had in my life. The nachos were very boring though and did not come with everything the menu promised.

Thank Nina K
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Loved spending my evenings at the bar of Tranquilo. I was alone on the island, great place to meet fellow travellers or locals. Staff is super friendly and always in for a chat! Also their food is excellent!

Thank auwe
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This place has a great happy hour and is in a great location in the village. The food is OK but you’ll stay for the friendly service, drinks and the view.

Thank RJM_NiceTime
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Loved this little place right on the beach. Spent most of our days lazing in front of Tranquilo as the other side of the island was quite windy and rougher seas. Has a great nica breakfast here, and as many reviewers have mentioned the coffee...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Good option for any time during the day. You really can't go wrong here. The coffee deserves a special mention: great brew and the best I've came across on the island. Also great choice of juices. Friendly staff.

Thank Thomas W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Little Corn Island | Between the 2 dive shops, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region  >  Corn Islands  >  Little Corn Island
  • Phone Number: +505 8336 3068
  • E-mail
Open for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, Tranquilo Cafe offers delicious and refreshing alternatives to the standard Central American "rice & beans" fare: Fresh Kingfish Ceviche, juicy Cheddar Cheeseburgers, catch-of-the-day Fish Tacos, marinated Chicken Fillet sandwiches, Quesadillas, House-made Chips and Guacamole, Vegetarian/Vegan options, and nightly Dinner Specials. With a recently added back-yard BBQ Smoker, we now feature succulent Baby Back Ribs, juicy Pulled Pork, and Mojo Chicken platters, along with our own BBQ sauce, and fresh made sides including our own fresh Corn Bread. Also featuring fresh brewed Nicaraguan Coffees (hot & iced varieties) and Espresso, fresh-made local fruit juice drinks, made-to-order fruit/yogurt Smoothies (including Minga's special; Banana-Avocado w/cinnamon and vanilla), daily-baked Cookies, Brownies, Banana Bread & Carrot Cakes, Ice Cream desserts, and much more. Famous for our Bonfire Parties, we're also the island night spot. A great laid back atmosphere, with a variety of music from all over the world (including local DJ Nights and live cultural music/dance groups). It's a terrific place to meet up with other fun-seeking travelers. Come early to our Happy Hour (5-7 pm), and check out the drink specials; Rum Punch, Sangria and many 2 for 1 rum drink deals. Also, the widest selection of imported beers on the island. Our deck is located right on the beach on the front side of the island, between the 2 dive shops, with a great view for sunsets and people watching.
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