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Mi Viejo Ranchito

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Grill
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Km 17.5 Carretera a Masaya | Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
+505 2279 2865
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have dined here several times for breakfast and lunch. The food is good and predictable. There is nothing here that blew me away, but I never had any complaints either. The breakfasts are solid and hearty, with decent sized potions. Lunches have been good. Again I haven't found anything on the menu that is truly amazing, but I have... More 

Thank ErikK16
Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just left Mi viejo Ranchito. First of all I was told pretty much told what I could order. Let me explain: It was 12:00 noon & all of us wanted to have breakfast. So I called @12:19 pm 2279 0955. I lady answered, I asked what is the latest I could order breakfast; She replied all day you may... More 

Thank Karen L
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place to eat when visiting the area! Wonderful food! Great service! Ice cold beer! Highly recommend!

Thank Melika688
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I´ve been to this place several times with my wife, family and friends, and I have to say that this is the best place to try Nica Food. We live in Managua and each time we plan a trip to Masaya or Granada, we stop by mi viejo ranchito to have at least a quesillo (if we´re in a hurry).... More 

Thank Edward S
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Nicaragua is well known because its food, then you find restaurants that want to become franchises, this one did it. Therefore quality wise is not good, they want to encapsulates the cooking process in a recipe and when they have such a variety of food (yes they do) they can't control quality meaning the food doesn't taste good. I will... More 

Thank Josué N
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and i visited this place because it was recommended. We ordered chancho con yucca. The yucca was old and hard as a rock. I then informed my waiter that perhaps additional salad could could make the yucca moist and softer. The waiter brought more salad. The chancho (pork) was dry and tough. When they brought us the bill... More 

Thank kokolizo12
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A must stop while visiting. Beat service and delicious menu. I'll be back again again and again. For breakfast or dinner

Thank B S
Tallahassee, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

There are TWO "Mi Viejo Ranchitos" in Managua; the GEST of the two is located in "Pueblos Blanco" especially on Sunday, when they BBQ an entire hog and if arrive early enough, you get the best of the pork servings; generous portions, friendly staff, clean. There are other typical Nicaraguan dishes that will address every taste on foreign travelers.

Thank Felix P
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great food! And I really enjoy Karaoke nights on Saturday. A good environment for families to sing and share.

Thank christian a
Managua, Nicaragua
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Nothing to see here....move along. Same exact food as every comedor/fritanga/typical restaurant. Its even in their name, comida tipico. Which isnt to say thats bad. I love typical food here. Its just that i dont understand why you would pay 10-15 dollars for it, when the same exact food is available everywhere else for the same price or cheaper. Its... More 

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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
Average prices
Latin, Central American, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 17.5 Carretera a Masaya | Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Managua Department  >  Managua
  • Phone Number: +505 2279 2865

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?