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US$3 - US$7
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 21 April 2022 via mobile

Excellent family lunch here, very welcoming and nearly all produce production is within their control. This makes for ultra fresh dishes that are simply delicious. Well worth a visit and very good value.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 March 2022 via mobile

I ordered the tandoori chicken pita sandwich , and my sister had a roast beef sandwich. Both were very tasty! Ingredients are very fresh, and the sandwiches are served with a green salad or coleslaw. The tandoori chicken is amazing, and the chutney it is...served with packs a lot of flavor and just the right amount of spice. The roast beef on my sister’s sandwich was very tender and also delicious, and served on a chewy roll. The menu changes often, so is written on a chalkboard. All the choices sounded great and I had a hard time choosing one. Prices are very reasonable. I wish we had tried this superb restaurant earlier during our stay in Granada!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 23 October 2021

Great owners and best food in town. I had the best sandwich that I have ever had yesterday. If I could get to Granada ore often I would like to try everything on their menu. The owners are always wonderful to talk with when they’re...not just covered up working. My wife has a few favorite restaurants around the world and in Nicaragua if she can choose only one it is EL Garaje. I choose the sameMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 31 July 2021

This is a very nice looking restaurant which is popular with the expat community. They have covid protocols in place and their seating is well spaced. It is an indoor restaurant but they have large windows and good airflow. When we came for lunch on...a public holiday they were at capacity for eat in dining, but that was fine with us as we wanted take away. Most of their ingredients are sourced from their farm and their menu changes regularly. We had the Bangkok Pork Burger and Tandoori Chicken Pita. The food was a bit slow to be prepared, but it was made with care and packed with flavour. Both meals came with your choice of salad or coleslaw. The meals were surprisingly filling. Prices are a bit on the high side, but are in line with expat run businesses. The quality of the food is excellent. They also sell a select number of deli items such as bagels and ham.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 25 June 2021 via mobile

Disappointed by the salad I picked. It’s basically only green salad with few nice stuff.. barely goat cheese, a tiny piece of avocado, 3 slices of cucumber and so on.. It is at that point not profitable to make a well garnished salad?!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 May 2021

Only open for lunch El Garaje serves the best food in Granada and honestly it's not even really that close. These two humble owners are making everything from scratch with a ton of talent and care. Their meats and vegetables are all incredibly fresh but...the real standout here is the bakery. This woman knows her baked goods. Do yourself a favor and get any of the sandwiches on their sourdough or their other sandwich bread. The roll is solid too- but the sandwich bread PERFECTLY toasted with delicious fillings? Just amazing. I had the reuben today, made with a house braised pork belly. Insane. Go to here.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 25 March 2021

I have been underwhelmed with the food since arriving in Nicaragua. Today I had the pleasure to eat lunch at El Garaje. Not only were the owners friendly, the open kitchen and dining area Immaculate, the food was an explosion of flavor. Varied menu that...ensures you will find something exciting to try. Inexpensive Gourmet lunch for $5More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 18 March 2021 via mobile

It has been a while since I ate at El Garaje but I am so glad that the fresh food and amazing quality has remained the same. This time I ordered the corned beef sandwich and it surpassed my expectations. When I asked about my...sandwich, the server told me the corned beef is house cured and my side salad came straight from the farm. It doesn't get any better than that. Highly Recommend!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 23 April 2020 via mobile

Farm fresh ingredients come directly from the owners’ farm to your plate. And it’s not all vegetables ... wonderfully creative sandwiches and sausages and cheeses. It’s a lovely lunch spot. Open only for lunch and I believe only Monday through Friday, although check before you...go. Not too far from center city Granada ... walking distance from the Calzada. It’s a must go.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 19 March 2020 via mobile

My partner and I visited this restaurant for lunch after reading good reviews online. We were both extremely impressed with the restaurant, the staff were lovely and helpful, the place was extremely clean, and most of all the food was excellent. The food was made...in sight of our table and was presented very well. All of the ingredients were fresh and each dish home made. The tandoori chicken was exceptional. If we're ever in the area again, we will most definitely visit.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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6 June 2017|
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Response from Shoan S | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is closed on Saturday and Sunday . Their hours are 11:30 till 3:30 Monday through Friday . Since it's a small restaurant and everything is cooked to order, it's best to arrive early . If you... More
Norman M
10 March 2017|
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Response from Len B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the menu changes day by day. Each day there is a specific dish selected and served. Always great food. Keeps the large expat community in Granada from getting bored when it is something new and delicious served every... More
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Restaurante El Garaje is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5