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Desde el puerto: 4 cuadras arriba y 1 cuadra a la derecha, Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
+505 2569 4262
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

went here for breakfast and i got the french toast. it smelled delicious but had no taste. went here several times for the smoothies - big portion and tasteful. what i didn't like about this place was that they automatically add 10% tip to the bill even when the service was mediocre at best.

Thank Teresa V
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived quite late in town and were looking for food, most of the places were already closed. The bartender advised us that we could eat there but that we had to wait one hour as the kitchen was buisy. We then decided to go for a drink while waiting. After 30 min we asked if we could already order,... More 

Thank Louis V
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The food in this hostel was probably the cheapest in that area and also very tasteful. You'll get big portions and the atmosphere is good!

Thank Lisanne S
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The food is awesome and the breakfast is big and delicious, just be prepared to wait quiet a while for your food

Thank Mira L
Peterborough, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

love the atmosphere ...very colourful and food is great...will certainly be back to try the tacos...had fresher squeezed grapefruit juice and it was yummy

Thank Lisa B
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice bar where you get a mix of locals and travellers. Bar muy tuani con buena mezcla de mochileros y isleños. Esta diacachimba

Thank François V
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay at the hostel but went there every morning for a super good breakfast and in the evening for a good drink! Best atmosphere in town and welcoming stuff! The next time we would also stay in the hostel!!

Thank Dieter W
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here last night. I ordered a 'burrito'...it came filled with fried onion and carrot and the thinnest spread of refried beans- so thin it may as well not have been there- and absolutely no rice at all. No seasoning whatsoever. So it was basically an onion and carrot tortilla. Mmmmmmmm. The only thing that was nice were the chopped... More 

Thank ArmGroup09
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7 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food is cheap, service is ok. Shared bedrooms arent very clean but the price is very good. Shower is cold but again, the low price compensate for that. i rented a motorcile which broke on the other side of the island. would not recommend driving outside moyogalpa because the road is pretty bad. The staff is really friendly and... More 

Thank Guilhermepa
Ghent, Belgium
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a great night here, kicking back Nica Libres and enjoying our dinner. The bar has a really nice atmopshere and a few cats and dogs who make you feel even more 'at home'.

Thank SientjeG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Desde el puerto: 4 cuadras arriba y 1 cuadra a la derecha, Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  Isla de Ometepe  >  Moyogalpa
  • Phone Number: +505 2569 4262
We welcome you to Isla de Ometepe's Restaurante El Indio Viejo! Our family owned bar and restaurant is proud to serve the town of Moyogalpa, Nicaragua and Isla de Ometepe with artsy cuisine and fine selections of Nicaraguan beer and spirits. Socially and eco-conscious (ALL profits going to local Ometepe projects) our restaurant caters to a variety of taste and dietary preferences (with half our menu vegan friendly), innovatively melding local foods with non-stereotypical Nicaraguan dishes like our organic tajada (fried plantain) nachos. Nourishment and affordability are our main priorities at El Indio Viejo! Designed for even the tightest of travel budgets, our lovely plates are served with vegetables and fruits sourced locally and organically (Try our own farm grown platanos!). El Indio Viejo's bar is just as elaborate while affordable. A tasteful variety of cocktails, spirits, or the classic chilled beer is ready to help you settle into the relaxed life of our island home. Tried yet the Nicaraguan favorite Macuá cocktail or our National rum Flor de Caña? If not, let us uncover these local treasures and more magic for you here. El Indio Viejo is consistently praised by clients for its artistic and musical ambience, come discover what we have built for you on Isla de Ometepe! Find us through our social media outlets for the latest plate and drink of the day! Disfruta our island of Ometepe.

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