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“Great atmosphere, great people, just fantastic!”
Review of Tranquilo Cafe

Tranquilo Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$12
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Description: Open for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, Tranquilo Cafe offers delicious and refreshing alternatives to the standard Central American "rice & beans" fare: Fresh Kingfish Ceviche, juicy Cheddar Cheeseburgers, catch-of-the-day Fish Tacos, marinated Chicken Fillet sandwiches, Quesadillas, House-made Chips and Guacamole, Vegetarian/Vegan options, and nightly Dinner Specials. With a recently added back-yard BBQ Smoker, we now feature succulent Baby Back Ribs, juicy Pulled Pork, and Mojo Chicken platters, along with our own BBQ sauce, and fresh made sides including our own fresh Corn Bread. Also featuring fresh brewed Nicaraguan Coffees (hot & iced varieties) and Espresso, fresh-made local fruit juice drinks, made-to-order fruit/yogurt Smoothies (including Minga's special; Banana-Avocado w/cinnamon and vanilla), daily-baked Cookies, Brownies, Banana Bread & Carrot Cakes, Ice Cream desserts, and much more. Famous for our Bonfire Parties, we're also the island night spot. A great laid back atmosphere, with a variety of music from all over the world (including local DJ Nights and live cultural music/dance groups). It's a terrific place to meet up with other fun-seeking travelers. Come early to our Happy Hour (5-7 pm), and check out the drink specials; Rum Punch, Sangria and many 2 for 1 rum drink deals. Also, the widest selection of imported beers on the island. Our deck is located right on the beach on the front side of the island, between the 2 dive shops, with a great view for sunsets and people watching.
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Part of what made our stay at Little Corn so special was definitely Tranquilo!

We popped in on our first day because it was raining and needed a little shelter. Soon after we arrived, it was happy hour so we poured down a handful of drinks - all very delicious. Try their Scary Mary rum punch. Turns out we arrived on pub quiz night (Wednesdays) and it was just tons of fun and an ideal way to get to know other people by joining teams or recruiting random folks.

It seems like Tranquilo is THE place to go for drinks every night - and so we did. You'll bump into pretty much the same people all the time, which is also what makes it so special. We felt right at home from the very first day and we were very sad to leave, too!

The staff is very nice, too. We especially liked a local guy named Kurt - so sweet, so much fun to be around. They also make killer fish tacos and their fries are the best on the island.

When I come back (because I will/have to), I will definitely go back to Tranquilo.

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4  Thank Snillen
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

My wife and I had Breakfast, lunch and dinner and would always return when we are on Little Corn Island.

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4  Thank Ronnie B
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

I drank a Nica libre and some beer, I believe this is the best place on the island to drink peacefully. A very nice place

4  Thank Samuel D
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

quiz night and live music, food is great also, found it a really fun place got hang out and meet people

4  Thank jHopoate
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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Tranquilo cafe has AMAZING food, especially pulled pork!! To die for!! We ordered 4 in 2 days. By far the best food we had in all of Nicaragua, let alone little corn island! Staff is great and really friendly. Tends to get quite busy at happy hour but, to be expected. Who doesn't like cheap drinks!!!! Definitely worth stopping in time after time!!! Thanks for everything Tranquilo!!! Until next time....

Glen & Andrea

4  Thank Glen_Doucet1111
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