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Via Via

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
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12o 26' 11.94" N, 86o 52' 32. 4012" W, Leon, Nicaragua
+505 2311 6142
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

For the first time of my life, i thought about returning the plate at the moment I saw it. I ordered the chicken burritos, and when it arrived, I was really dissatisfied to see that the 2 burritos were having a bath in condensed tomato soup can.... ok, it's ok, I can remove it. But then after one bit realising... More 

Thank Mmj99
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1,048 reviews
525 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at Via Via because it was a part of Julio Tours and guess what? We met Julio. There were three choices and my husband had the beef plate an said it was very good. I did not eat because of a very restricted diet (health), but everyone else enjoyed their meal.

Thank J-W
Great Falls, Montana
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119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you expect grilled meat, guess again. Mine was either boiled or microwaved; an anemic colored, tough, salted piece of rubber. The rest of the plate included delicious thin-fried plantains, great gallopinto and cabbage and a tangy cucumber vinegar salsa. High prices in the restaurant. The bar mixes a good cocktail.

Thank ColleenSM
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203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We were on a guided tour and this lunch was included. I'm glad it was because I wouldn't have known where else to go. I had the beef plate which was good. It came with a couple sides which I liked.

Thank RSpicer
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

good food and good cold beer ! good menu, cheap prices, downside...takes usually almost 1 hour to receive your meal.

Las Peñitas, Leon, Nicaragua
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 November 2016

I've been here a few times and they host some really cool events from live rock music to a salsa night. I prefer going on slower nights because it can get quite crowded on the weekends. My experience with the staff was amazing. They seem to have a lot of fun and it pours over. The food we ordered was... More 

Thank Ryan K
Leon, Nicaragua
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I spent six months in Nicaragua last year, I always enjoyed the food and the service. Enjoyed seeing everyone today

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Nice place, had quite a lot to drink there. Turns out that "buy 1 get 1 free" during happy hour means "drink as many beers as you can before we tell you that, despite being 2 for 1, the price of 1 goes up during happy hour because "we can't afford to sell beer that cheaply". I know worse things... More 

Thank Andy H
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

To begin with I'm not one for making bad reviews but something needs to be said about this place. We were at via via for a rum tasting event in a group of about 10. Having such a large group present I took my watch off (as my wrist was swollen from the heat) and (albeit stupidly) left it on... More 

Thank Natasha K
earth, sol
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179 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I don't like giving less than outstanding reviews. We went as it was on another list as interesting. It is quite relaxing in the garden area, tranquil away from the city. The clientele is a mix of locals, expats, and young adventurers. The steak was the toughest I have ever had, almost inedible. The shrimp in the seafood spaghetti were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12o 26' 11.94" N, 86o 52' 32. 4012" W, Leon, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Leon
  • Phone Number: +505 2311 6142
opposite Big Foot hostel in Leon

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