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“Quirky but absolutely the best food on the island!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Princesa de la isla

La Princesa de la isla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Quirky but absolutely the best food on the island!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

This restaurant is located within a small little hotel that's spread across a large campus. You have to wind your way through several buildings and ask whoever is about where to find the restaurant, which is actually just an extension of the family house by the looks of it. But the food is bar none the best on Big Corn! And the host couple is very hospitable and friendly. A must-do stop if you're on the island for any length of time.

Tip: Call ahead for a reservation.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Granada, Nicaragua
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Wow! This might be the best meal we've had in Nicaragua. And, given that Big Corn doesn't have the best restaurant selection, that fact is outstanding. They even accommodated the vegetarian request of one of our party.

It wasn't cheap and it was a bit difficult to get there (we called one night and they were closed, the next night we called early enough so that they could go buy some ingredients and be open for dinner).

This place is a real hidden gem and worth a visit. The cook is definitely someone who is creative and enjoys making food.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jpriebe
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Big Corn Island, Nicaragua
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing FOOD!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

We wandered in on a sunny afternoon with no reservations. We knew you had to make reservations, so we just decided to get a bottle of wine and enjoy the view. After opening us a lovely bottle of wine, the owner proceeded to prepare for us an incredible appetizer. We were amazed that he could put together such a tasty plate of food without much time or preparation. Very gracious people, and a beautiful spot on the beach. Must try!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank americangirl61
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“you got to eat there :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Ok first of all i'm reviewing the restaurant cuz i did'nt have the chance to sleep there, but omg does Costanza and is wife make amazing food and are so fun to be with. Me and my girl friend had to return a second time since we love it so much. Everything we ate there was really really good. And the setup is super right on the beach. Its like having your private cook :) they give free shut of rum at the end of the supper they even give us a second desert for free they you can pay by credit card and most of all they are lovely people and you are sure to have a great time as me and my girlfriend had twice. They even call a taxi for you and wait by the road with you. They also have a good selection of white and red for an island restaurant. So if you are in big corn island you got to eat there

Thanx for the two superb meal and evening
Dominique

Visited July 2013
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Sacramento, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sorry to say. Terrible...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

We came here six months ago and had a wonderful time with amazing food. This time -not lobster season we had the shrimp. Which came out cold, and a fish plate which was incredibly salty. The pasta was super fishy and resembled chef boyardee. We had a bottle of wine which was good and a beer. The salad was a few tomatoes and some leaf lettuce. Dogs and cat running around. Dessert(first visit was tiramisu) was this time a dry tart with fruit jelly. Terrible. Honestly the bill was $110 American and was not worth any of it. Still nice service but would never return. A shame since it was soooo good last time. Turns out his daughter is currently back in italy(perhaps the old chef)... So sad to say this gem lost its flare :(

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DaniellaKing
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