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El Sesteo

) #5 of 77 Restaurants in Leon $$ - $$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
Main square, Leon, Nicaragua
+505 2311 5327
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
Central American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Main square, Leon, Nicaragua
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1 - 10 of 268 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to sit and people watch and enjoy ice cold beer on a hot, muggy day... I usually went to meet friends to catch up on our day and plan the evening. Eats are pretty good too... Cheaper dining possibilities from the street vendors...More

Thank Keith F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is just right in front of the church and main plaza, which makes it a good place to sit and watch people pass by. The food is fast and fresh.

Thank Gina H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The location of this restaurant is mint. The food is fast and fresh. The drinks are cold. The view is nice. We saw a random group of Asian tourists perform a seemingly rehearsed routine just outside the place. Just a coincidence? I think not.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Located right across the main plaza, this is my favorite spot to grab lunch whenever I have visitors in Nicaragua and we drive to Leon. Friendly staff, delicious traditional food. Their natural drinks are good too! There's a veggie mix drink that I always order,...More

Thank Giselle B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Perfect spot to watch the locals stroll past. Great drinks, friendly staff. One of our favorite places in Leon!

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Good for people watching.Food average&menu not extensive & bit pricey but had free drink with meal.Very central american atmosphere with old photos on the walls

Thank vickyfisher
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We may have been in town for a very brief time, but we made sure to return to this stalwart in the centre of León a second time. The location is perfect - adjacent to Parque Central and overlooking the stunning Catedral de León. There's...More

Thank heneedsfood
Reviewed 29 June 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a light lunch of good food and people watching. The Basilica is also close and you are on the town square for walking off your meal.

Thank Ed T
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Right on the main plaza, this restaurant definitely caters to foreigners, but retains a coffee-shop/pub like feel. The food is cheaper than you'd expect for a main-square restaurant, and they serve a variety of local dishes! The beer is cheap, get te Toña, the national...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I was taken here for lunch, which was excellent, but returned alone later in the afternoon to get a table outside so I could watch the activities in the plaza. It is popular with tourists and expats as well as the locals. It is easy...More

Thank TravelbugVietnam
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Heidi C
1 April 2017|
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Response from leohairdresser13 | Reviewed this property |
They open 830 am till 10 pm I reccomend not going till after 10 am
Chris O
1 July 2016|
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Response from Marcelo M | Property representative |
Of course we do and they are homemade from scratch! Come and given a try.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Central American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main square, Leon, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Leon
  • Phone Number: +505 2311 5327
Right at the heart of this intellectual and humid city is located “El Sesteo” a nice setting with a nice view and a unique decoration. The food is nice has a good variety of things, Local food, Mexican, Sea food (ocean is only 20min away) and international cuisine, Service is pretty good and all of the walls are decorated with the local dance, folklore and most important people of Leon one of them Ruben Dario Father of the modernism and prince of the Spanish language.They are open for lunch and dinner and probably have the best view of any restaurant in Leon, have a nice breeze that run through the place and a nice view to the street which you can see the locals walking around the main square.Go and enjoy this place and give a try to local own places.
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