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El Balcon

€€ - €€€Latin, , Spanish
Calle Central | Main avenue, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
+505 2772 3601
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tostones” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
€€ - €€€
Calle Central | Main avenue, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a nightcap. It was quiet when we were there, but we enjoyed a 1/4 bottle of flor de caña with a pleasant view over the street below. Did not try the food.

Thank doronamiran
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We had drinks on the balcony. Nice views of the city life where you get a feel of the vibe going on. The food was average and I found it expensive for Matagalpa. The service was fair, nothing great but nothing to complain. I would...More

Thank Paskl1972
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Sat here with a group of friends for an evening, lots of food with lots of cheese 👌🏼. One friend however has allergies for eggs and nuts, even after asking twice noticed these products in the food and had to send it back. View was...More

Thank Bram V
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I've come here three times total on two separate trips to Matagalpa, and it always blows my mind! The food is outstanding, particularly the churrasco and fried corvina. The churrasco here is my favorite! I would avoid the Spanish tortilla, which should always be a...More

Thank marinash94
Reviewed 8 April 2017

we just stopped to have a beer and watch the world go by. waiter was nice, spoke no English but how hard is it to order a beer?

Thank CindyBrisVegas
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This place was easy to find but up a fairly steep flight of stairs. We arrived at about 11:30 to a mostly empty restaurant and were told to choose anywhere to sit. We selected two stools overlooking the street below which proved to be the...More

Thank David10_1960
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The service was good, the food was good, the ambience was good....but nothing beyond that. Whilst there was nothing to complain about, there was just nothing to set it above any other. The only reason we'd return would be to have a cocktail on the...More

Thank 2RoamingGnomies
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Mojito was excellent, although pricey. Guess we pay for the view which is fun to overlook the busy street. Carne asada was thin, over-cooked (ordered medium rare) and flavorless except for abundance of salt. Street meat is far superior!

Thank ColleenSM
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Food is amazing. Service very attentive and fast. If you sit on a balcony there is a great view of the street so you can people watch.

Thank snegi2014
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Ate here with family 2 nights ago. Been here before and the food is always good, a selection of higher end entres found in many upscale Nicaraguan restaurants. The biggest draw is really their front balcony which overlooks the Calle central. The rest of the...More

Thank Matt K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Central | Main avenue, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Matagalpa Department  >  Matagalpa
  • Phone Number: +505 2772 3601
  • E-mail
Restaurante El Balcón is a local business, and it's born from the dreams of sharing with Matagalpans and visitors the great food from our mom's cuisine and to be a space of job opportunities for locals. Our menu is designed to satisfy all different tastes, always with a homemade touch.
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