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Borders Cafe

River Street, El Castillo, Nicaragua
+505 8274 9359
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (16 reviews)
“curry” (7 reviews)
“juice” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
River Street, El Castillo, Nicaragua
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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
Thank PilgrimWayfarer
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...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Matthew L
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...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank jenfogg73
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
Thank CAK45
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
Thank lyeo64
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
Thank Patrice_VDD
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...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank JanTrev77
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
Thank Angela f
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...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Jake D
yamilniko, Propietario at Borders Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017
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Muchas gracias por sus felicitaciones y comentarios.

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner on our second night in El Castillo following a recommendation from Marga (owner of Hotel Luna del Rio) and it was very good! We both had pasta and it tasted great! The waiters were a bit slow and the bar...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Mikenica
yamilniko, Propietario at Borders Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thanks you, you welcome.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: River Street, El Castillo, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rio San Juan Department  >  El Castillo
  • Phone Number: +505 8274 9359
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This cafe is located on the Rio San Juan in El Castillo and the town can only be reached by boat.From San Carlos to El Castillo is 2 hours by boat. When you stay at El Castillo cross the brigde Victoria Hotel 50 meters to the raith.
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