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Cocina de Dona Haydee

$$ - $$$
Latin, Soups, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Cuadro a Mano Derecha Despues Del 1 | casino Pharaons de Carretera A Masaya, Managua, Nicaragua
07:00 - 22:00
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

This is local food served in style. It has good dishes, samples of Nicaraguan food. Good, safe place to have a great meal.

Thank gjtrips
Geneva, Switzerland
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225 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

We enjoyed a very talented musician and sat outside on a nice breezy night. For that the restaurant gets good ambience marks. The food quality is quite average. Two of us had acceptable meals, one bombed out on their order and got dry, tasteless food. It's hit or miss. If you don't mind the food variance in quality, it's a... More 

Thank nutrinut
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

I had two wonderful meals here, once with a large group, and once with just one other person. Both times I enjoyed exceptional food and service along with very good live (but non-intrusive) music. It's also a terrific value for the price.

Thank Kathleen K
White Rock
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

I wanted to see what real traditional local food was like so my counterpart in our company's operations in Managua suggested this place. He ordered what he thought to be examples of the "real thing" and it was simpler food that clearly takes advantage of local resources. One might think of this as local peasant food which is just what... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

If you are sick and tired of the usual Churrasco, fries, chimmi chiuri and plantains, though they have this on the menu (and its excellent) this place is fantastic. Traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner served in a clean and tranquil surrounding. The breakfast of PROPERLY cooked eggs, chorizo and fresh pressed tortillas was great. The traditional Nicaraguan weekend treat of... More 

Thank jamie s
Brattleboro, Vermont
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141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

It's difficult to find good local food in big cities all over the world. This came as a recommendation from the posada owner where we stayed(also highly recommend San Agustin Hostal...not a hostal and great value!). Great meal and wonderful outdoor seating with like local musician.

Thank Ian D
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

When several times, and I always enjoyed the food; my favorite is the tortilla soup. Also, it's a bit hidden, so you get to relax from all the noise from the city.

Thank leoberreondo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

It is one of the most famous restaurants in town, and the food is great, and it is definitely a part of the tour in Managua

Thank Eugenio P
Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

The restaurant has a large seating area which is nice if you have a big group, and they have a lot of traditional Nicaragua foods, if you want to try, but I don't think they are the best Nicaragua has. I had the "Indio Viejo" dish and I did not like it at all. It was like baby food. Other... More 

Thank Meitica
Managua Department, Nicaragua
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

If you want to taste original Nicaraguan FOOD and enjoy live music this is the the place to go. Ask for daily lunch special and remember in Nicaragua a soup is a full meal.

Thank MRRM64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Soups, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cuadro a Mano Derecha Despues Del 1 | casino Pharaons de Carretera A Masaya, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Managua Department  >  Managua
  • Phone Number: +505-2270-6100
Nicaraguan traditional food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?