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“Great atmosphere, service and food”

Cocina de Dona Haydee
Ranked #9 of 354 Restaurants in Managua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Latin
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Nicaraguan traditional food
Portland, OR
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, service and food”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Service is good and traditional Nica food is always delicious no matter what you choose. Great atmosphere with live music and outdoor seating. Very family friendly.

  • Visited December 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Durham, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
364 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Very Good Nicaraguan Dinner”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

I was staying at the Hilton up the road so I came over here for dinner. Annoyingly, the street it's on is a one way so I had to park a little down the road by the Pharroh's Casino. The restaurant is very nice with a lot of outdoor seating and the waitstaff, especially the women, wear traditional clothing. I had a large steak which came with two sides and a salad and two beers for $14 (God bless Nicaragua). Everything was very tasty and the service was quite good. I'd definitely come back. Note: the have both English and Spanish menus.

  • Visited December 2013
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fort worth
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Down the road from Casa Naranja”
Reviewed 21 December 2013

I was staying at Hotel Casa Naranja and asked my driver about any nearby restaurants within walking distance.
He pointed out the restaurant and said it was "typico Nicaraguan food".
I must say that it was a great choice.
The restaurant is only a couple blocks away from the hotel.
The food was good.
I had not read any other prior reviews but I thought it was close by and I didn't want to eat at the hotel.
I ate outdoors on the patio. A cool breeze, some Tona's along with good food made the evening quite pleasant.
Everyone there seemed to be locals and were enjoying themselves.
It was fun people watching on the patio.
The bill for my meal was under $20.00 US dollars.
I am glad that the driver recommended the restaurant.
I would recommend it to other fellow trip advisor readers.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank FortWorthJeffie
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San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not too pleasant”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Although food was good, so was everywhere. Staff needs to smile, they are to shy and lack of customer service. Double check you bill before you leave, and ask if is in cordobas or dollars otherwise you will be overcharge.

  • Visited December 2013
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Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good place to go once....”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

It's a good place to sample a lot of different Nicaraguan foods. I used to be more impressed with the place but it seems like quality has gone down recently. They do have a really good live guitarrist and he is worth listening to. However, the service and attention isn't really on level with what I would want to project as Nicaraguan hospitality.

Food is good...not great though...there are typical things that you can get almost daily so that is a plus.

It's a place every visitor to Nicaragua should go to...and I take visitors there ... once.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank ElChele_13
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