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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 April 2021

When we arrived for dinner with our group of 10, just one woman was working at the counter. She called the chef, who then called in the other workers who came in with the ingredients to cook our dinners:) We knew everything was fresh! All...of us enjoyed our food--variations of curry. Smoothies were "natural" with chunks of cacao, but our kids all enjoyed them! We enjoyed the tropical atmosphere, although the pumping music from the next door bar was a little annoying. We brought games to play while we waited for our food, which was a good idea. We'd recommend this place. . .nice to take a break from typical Nica food.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A most delightful restaurant and bar to spend Christmas and New Year's with local friends. Exceptional food and service with lively music.

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The thought of curry and spaghetti weirded me out at first. My expectations were set on a Nica rendition of spaghetti and meatballs with the red sauce being a watery ketchup. I was surprised with the garlic curry pasta that Borders Cafe presented. The owner...waited our table and cooked our food. The one man show was warm and inviting. The food reflected this. The cherry on top of everything was the coffee was good!More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The food was excellent and seemed to most be grown on the premises and was made from scratch and the prices reflect that. The owner was very friendly and attentive. The place is off hte beaten path tucked down a side "street"/path. Lovely setting, nice...atmosphere, great food and smoothies, & organic. If you don't mind paying for casual quality this is a great place. I've read that there was good wifi here but there was non when we visited.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Four of us had lunch. Three typical Nicaraguan plates with pork and chicken and one spaghetti. All were very good.

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Our favorite place to eat El Castillo, Nicaragua! Yamil serves amazing organic fresh food, amazing coffee and milkshakes ! He loves to show customers his organic garden out back!!

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

This place almost at the end of the village is located behind the hotel Victoria over a small bridge. It is quite. The owner is very nice and we had a fantastic fresh juice and a coffee. Both organic and tasteful.

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We were recommended to go to Borders cafe to try one of their smoothies which we did. Jamil was so friendly and welcoming, his English was very good. The smoothie was one of the best I've ever had. We booked to go back that evening...for a meal. We both had a delicious salad to start followed by curry with pasta which, I must admit, I was a little nervous about trying as to me curry is normally served with rice, but this was absolutely delicious. Jamil had explained what ingredients he would put into the dish, making sure there was nothing we had allergies to. This cafe is off the main street so not so easy to find but it is definitely worth the effort to look for it.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Nice atmosphere great coffee very relaxed big choice of coffee worth a visit for all coffee lovers staff are really friendly too

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We had a nice, typical Nicaraguan breakfast at Border's. It is tucked back into a cool little garden spot. The service was very good, though we were the only ones there. The food was good, especially the gallo pinto which tasted as though it was...cooked with coconut milk. And it was real coffee, not Nescafé.More

Date of visit: December 2017
yamilniko, Propietario at Borders Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5