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“perfect location for a meal” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Sesteo

El Sesteo
Ranked #7 of 95 Restaurants in Leon
Cuisines: Central American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Right at the heart of this intellectual and humid city is located “El Sesteo” a nice setting with a nice view and a unique decoration. The food is nice has a good variety of things, Local food, Mexican, Sea food (ocean is only 20min away) and international cuisine, Service is pretty good and all of the walls are decorated with the local dance, folklore and most important people of Leon one of them Ruben Dario Father of the modernism and prince of the Spanish language.They are open for lunch and dinner and probably have the best view of any restaurant in Leon, have a nice breeze that run through the place and a nice view to the street which you can see the locals walking around the main square.Go and enjoy this place and give a try to local own places.
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“perfect location for a meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

we enjoyed drinks and dinner here sitting outside on the main square. great place to relax, have a good meal and people watch.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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180 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Pricey, but good for people watching”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

I went to this restaurant for lunch today. Had a club sandwich with fries. The food was okay, although a little pricey. The location of the restaurant is top notch. It sits right on the corner of the plaza, so you can sit there and drink a frosty beverage while people-watching in the square. After lunch I stayed a little longer to drink a beer and read a book. It was very quiet and enjoyable. They also had nice, clean restrooms to use before heading back out on the square.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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San Marcos, Texas
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Outstanding flavor and view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Considering that I spent $2 for a tummy pleasing street dinner the night before, the prospect of dropping $20 for lunch was a tough choice. A local had recommended it, so I took a chance and I was rewarded with a minty Nica Mojito and perfectly grilled marinated chicken breast with mango chile sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet maduros and salad. I thoroughly enjoyed every bite from my sidewalk table while watching the town walk by, distracted at times by the flocks of birds which paint pictures in the sky above the Basilica Catedral de la Asuncion.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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972 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Good location but slow service ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

We just came here for coffee (thank god for that!) and the place was really busy but understaffed...

It took a while to get the waiter's attention, and the coffee was okay (35 cords)

They also have this annoying water spray on anyone sitting near the doors.

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Greenwood, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Disappointing fare from an old solid performer”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

We have eaten at Sesteo for many years. In the early years, the service was super-friendly, prices pretty reasonable (part of it is the unbelievable choice location) and food good. I wonder if they have changed hands-it used to be family owned, now I wonder. The menu is different in layout, some good standby picks still there, others are gone. Now the service is indifferent and the prices have just gone supersonic. Yes, you pay for some of the atmosphere, but not this much. We were disappointed, since this had always been a solid, no nonsense choice. We probably won't be back unless nothing else is open.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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