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“A perfect end to our trip”
Review of Ola Verde

Ola Verde
Ranked #5 of 376 Restaurants in Managua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$16
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Our dishes are created to be deliciously healthy, are made with respect for local growers, food ecology, and to showcase local ingredients. We offer vegan, vegetarian and meat, fish, chicken options. Our staff are well-paid and respected for their professionalism. Mon-Saturday 11 am - 11 pm. Sunday 11am - 9 pm. We have been in business in Managua since 2003. Proceeds from the restaurant are used to help the Ola Verde Foundation (Fundación Ola Verde), a local NGO that designs educational materials about making consumer food habits healthier using natural locally produced ingredients. We have recently remodeled the interior terrace, now called the Secret Garden, and usually have musicians or performing artists for cultural nights on weekends. Please check facebook for program information. Our organic food store and take-out delicatessen open 7 am - 10 pm each day except Sunday at 11 am - 9pm.
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Our group of 10 dined at Ola Verde last year and couldn't wait to get back! We stayed the previous days at a resort in Montelimar this year where the food was ok but made for the masses. It was an absolute treat to come and dine in a restaurant where you can tell great care and creativity goes into each and every dish. The food was not only fresh and delicious but the presentation was so beautiful. Every item from the appetizers and wine, gazpacho and salads to the main dishes and then on to dessert were wonderful. Every bite so yummy! The staff was attentive and well trained. The owner, Carla, was present and attentive as well answering any questions we had. All of our group ordered different dishes and shared bites. I can tell you from tasting just about everything on the menu, you will not be disappointed. If you want fresh, healthy and delicious do not miss Ola Verde!

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

This was my second trip to Ola Verde in Managua. The food was even better than last year. AFter 5 days of eating "buffet style" at an all-inclusive resort, my group was SO ready for a meal that was prepared in the best way possible. Carla knows exactly where all of the food for her restaurant is coming from, which is amazing. The menu had something for everyone, including my gluten-free friend who hadn't been eating much on the trip. Eating food from another country can be tough on digestion, but BOTH trips to Ola Verde left me feeling like I'd given my body something it needed. I felt great after the delicious meal. The ambiance was amazing, the staff took incredible care of us, and we lingered for over 2 hours. Do not miss the chance to try out this amazing restaurant!

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Last time I was there it for for a weeding, we were 15 people in total and 12 of those people got sick including me. And that was the only meal we all had in common.

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1  Thank CarlaEstrada
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OlaVerde, Owner at Ola Verde, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Ola Verde has been in business 11 years. Any food consumed anywhere has a risk of being contaminated. The group returned the next day and informed us they had been ill. We did a microbiological assay of the water and tested our foods and we did not find any contaminated food or beverage. We are extremely careful and will continue to always follow food safety standards.

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Very fresh salads, and their meat dishes were also excellent. We greatly enjoyed sitting outside on the patio. The food was by far the best we had in Managua (and we ate at some expensive places).

1  Thank zxccaq
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We have been to Ola Verde twice before and enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. On our most recent visit the outdoor seating area was a bit loud because of some sort of a gathering there. The indoor section seemed a bit hot because air-conditioning was not on. But, the owner led us to a small terrace area where the bar was, which provided us a nice private dining area to ourselves. It was sort of a partial inner court so we could sit under the starry sky. We could have our drinks on the sofa and then move back to the table area for the meal. The atmosphere was very nice.

I had two glasses of wine for the price of one. The wine was not that good, but the nice ambiance made it easy to forget about minor things. We shared a very good Arabic appetizer platter. Then we had chicken lasagna with salad and chicken kebabs with bulgur wheat & salad. It was not bad, but I have had better lasagna before. Bulgur wheat was also a bit dull without a proper sauce to go without it. We also shared a brownie, which was homemade and tasty.

All in all we had a good evening at Ola Verde once again.

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1  Thank SunnyW358
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