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“The best not well known steak in Managua”
Review of Trattoria Argentina El Tinto - CLOSED

Trattoria Argentina El Tinto
Price range: US$7 - US$15
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Description: Typical argentinian restaurant that offers different cuts of meat. Our most popular dishes are New York strip, skirt steak, flank steak, empanadas, chorizo and home made desserts. We have a wide selection of Argentinian wines. All main dishes are served with a selection of sides and our famous chimichurri.
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The best not well known steak in Managua”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

El Tinto is without a doubt the best Argentinian style steak you will eat in Managua. It is located somewhat away from the city, but it is worth the drive.

The menu is small, just one page but very well designed. The starters are great, they have a delicious beef carpaccio and the Argentinian ¨Empanadas¨ are superb. It also has a Provoleta cheese starter that its great.

The steaks are simple but made Argentinian style by the owner, who happens to be from Argentina. The Vacio is by far the best in town, the Entraña is great as well but I have not seen the same quality consistency as in the Vacio.

The wine list is also short, but it has good wines at decent prices. Its got a small but well designed Argentinian wine selection that goes very well with the steaks.

Pricewise compared the other 2 best steakhouses in Managua it is cheaper than both of the 2 competitors, and for my taste better. It is not the cheapest steak house in Managua, but I think its the place where you get the most for your money.

Its never packed so the service is always A+ the owner is always there (very important for a restaurant) and you can have him recommend a steak to your liking. It does not have AC so I recommend going at night.

The setting is very relaxing, it is outside on the yard with Beautiful bluegrass making it perfect for a first date. The music ranges from Argentinian tangos, to Gypsi Kings, to Julio Iglesias which blend perfectly with the food and atmosphere.

It is my favorite place in Managua by far.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Gusifer
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16 reviews from our community

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Costa Rica
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125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Argentina Turnovers - this is the place”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

this is the place that i was looking for since i move to Nicaragua, they have the BEST of the BEST Argentinan Turnovers, and also the best fresh pasta that you can have plase try a Turnover and then any pasta 3 cheese !

Visited July 2013
Thank Federico G
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San Clemente, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Over cooked my steak.”
Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

This restaurant had a great atmosphere but had American prices. Not the reason you travel to Nicaragua. I paid $21 for a 12 oz New York strip and asked for medium. It came out like a piece of beef jerky. My nica friends advised me not to send it back. The crepe dessert was good though.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank rudedogsurf
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St. Augustine, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Dinner”
Reviewed 25 September 2012

My wife and are new to Managua (5 weeks since leaving the US) and live in Vera Cruz. We were pleased to find Trattoria Argentina not only close by, but with excellent food as well, in fact the first really excellent beef we have had in Nicaragua. She had the "Vacio" and I the "Churrasquino" (sp?) and both were tender and very flavorful. For dessert the flan was good, with some rum in the sauce. The waiter was courteous and very helpful. We showed up on the early side (5 PM) and had the place all to ourselves, sitting on the porch out back in a very restful and green area. We will definitely be back at this place, including trying it for lunch.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Steve J
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136 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“update and its good news.”
Reviewed 13 April 2012

We have enjoyed our meals before, but looking around it is not right that not too many people have yet discovered an honest restaurantur, the same staff, who remember what you like, and consistent excellent quality and good cooking. What more can you ask. We tried the apple pancakes for a dessert this time, and they are worth breaking your dieting discipline .

Prices are very fair, and its quite rare to walk away feeling satisfied, with no if onlys lingereing.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank chefgeraldManagua
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