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Restaurants in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan food, like that of all Central American countries, is corn based. Corn is the main ingredient in cakes, alcohol, desserts, and drinks. Restaurants in Nicaragua are luxurious. Nicaragua restaurants use organic ingredients and serve a healthy menu.

Popular dishes are: Nacatamales, a cornflower dumpling is boiled in plantain leaves stuffed with vegetables. Nacatamals are pork or chicken tamales. Corn tortillas, flatbread made with corn flour, water, salt, and lime and Caballo Vayo, a tortilla wrap made of meat, chicken, avocado, and cheese. Gallo pinto is fried rice and red beans. Caballo bayo is a special occasion buffet of traditional delicacies eaten on homemade tortillas.

Nicaraguans raise grass-fed beef and cook over wood-burning grills. Seafood from the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea is readily available. Restaurants in Nicaragua have prices significantly lower than in North America. Steaks and seafood in fine restaurants would cost under $15. Many restaurants serve American food. You can get Nicaraguan, Cuban, Spanish, Italian, Vegetarian, Mexican, Chinese cuisine at various restaurants. For a unique experience choose an authentic Nicaraguan restaurant.

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