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Good for: Local cuisine
vancouver
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great dining experience”
Reviewed 3 January 2013

We decided to try a local restaurant and had heard great things about Las Maria's. The restaurant is located on the Chocolate Highway (5 minutes walk from the Mango Rosa). The young waiter was very helpful, our Spanish is not that great, but he was happy to help us with our menu options. It's a large menu and the portions were a good size. The food itself was delicious and beautifully plated. We enjoyed the fun, family environment and will definitely return when we come back to San Juan del Sur.

  • Visited December 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Great Local Resto”
Reviewed 26 November 2012

We recently stayed at Mango Rosa, on the road to Playas Marsella & Maderas. For a change of pace with eating we decided to brave the dark walk on the road to visit Rancho Las Marias. We'd heard mixed advice on walking the road at night, and found it no problem at all. No issues with safety. We brought a small light which was definitely helpful when cars were coming by.

As for the restaurant itself, it was great. We were the only people there for a while, and then a local family came by. We had fresh seafood - shrimp a la placha for me and fish for my husband. Both were fresh and delicious. Staff were very friendly and put up with our poor Spanish very well.

Probably a bit pricier than other local spots, but definitely worth it. Total bill for 2 mains, coke & a beer was 400 cordobas (under $20 USD). Huge portions of food.

Give it a try!

  • Visited November 2012
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Basic Nicraguan food done right”
Reviewed 26 June 2012

If you want basic Nicaraguan food, head to Rancho los Maria's. While convienent for us as we were staying at the Balconnes, this restaurant is located a few miles from downtown SJDS. This place is nothing fancy; 6 outdoor tables; dogs and cats running around; the family kids running around. We had the fish Ceviche which was the best we had in Nicaragua. The main dishes were very good; shrimp/rice, Chicken/rice. The beer was cold/cheap. We ate here twice and for 4 people our highest bill with tip/tax included was USD$35.

  • Visited June 2012
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California
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5 reviews
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“Rancho Las Marias Restaurant: great authentic Nicaraguan cuisine”
Reviewed 6 May 2009

Maria’s is without a doubt the best restaurant in the San Juan del Sur area. Located 7 kilometers north from town, it is definitely worth the drive if you’re staying in town.
Family own and operated for years, all the locals know about Maria’s and it can be the happening place on weekends! Great Nicaraguan food and music and fun place to dance on party nights! Reasonably priced and generous portions.

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Thank CaliNicaChica
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