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El Mexicano

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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De la Doctora Rizo 75 Vrs al Este 505, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
+505 2772 3732
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Matagalpa during a power cut so weren't sure we'd find anywhere open/serving food without the deafening sound of a generator, however el Mexicano proved us wrong! They were doing things by candle light which actually provided a really lovely atmosphere. The food was delicious & really good value & the service was super-friendly.

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Thank Lisa T
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this nice little restaurant mostly because it is closely located to our hostel. We were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and especially the hostess, Maria. Maria is a great hostess who really goes above and beyond for her customers. She almost moved heaven and earth, for instance, to make her coffee machine work - which was apparently... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is popular with the budget crowd. It's just opposite the huge hostel (onda something) and seems to get good business from them. Portions are plenty big and the food is pretty tasty. Relaxing spot to have a beer too.

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Thank Chris W
Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this nice restaurant twice during our short stay in Matagalpa. The (Mexican and Nicaraguan, but also English speaking) owners are both very nice and the food was great and all for a good price. I once had a nice mexican dish, filled capsicum, but have never been able to find it anywhere else. It wasn't on the menu here,... More 

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Cordoba, Spain
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a really cute family - run business and is well priced. The portions are enormous (90-120 cords for a main course) and they do really tasty fruit juices for 35 cords. Food was served quickly and was well cooked, but our fajitas and burrito tasted more Nicaraguan style than Mexican to us (ie, less vibrant and spicy... More 

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Eduars E, Gerente at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por visitarnos y por tu comentario nos ayuda a seguir mejorando. Espero si regresan a Nicaragua nos hagan... More 

Managua Department, Nicaragua
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

South of the southern border of Mexico, that is! The delicious food served here is truly authentic Mexicano cuisine and is far better than most of the Mexican restuarants I have eaten at, even those I have dined at in ol' Mexico itself. This lovely, artistically decorated, charming family owned and operated establishment exudes a truly warm and genuinely inviting... More 

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Thank UniversalNomad59
Eduars E, Propietario at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por tu opinion, nos anima mucho a seguir manteniendo la calidad. Por supuesto que los esperamos sera un... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice diner in this restaurant. The staff was friendly and clearly explained the different meals. Very tastefull food, unfortunately it is closed on Sunday, otherwise we would have eat there again.

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Thank RosaMarja
Eduars E, Propietario at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por tu comentario. Siempre bienvenidos, es un gusto poder servirles, gracias nuevamente. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We actually ate here two times in one day, for lunch and dinner. The place family owned and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The food was really good and authentic and although we kept bombarding them with questions (about the dishes, vegetarian options and lactose free variations) they were happy to explain and oblige. Highly recommended!

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Thank Petri B
Eduars E, Propietario at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por tu opinion, es un gusto explicar y darle gusto a cada uno de nuestros clientes. Muchas gracias... More 

Palm Springs, California
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Sometimes on the road you just NEED a good Mexican food FIX and this fine eatery is great for that with a varied selection and good food at very fair prices and a warm and gracious English speaking Nica host who used to live in Northern California USA Try it.

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Thank LS M
Eduars E, Propietario at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinion, nos alegra mucho que alla sido de su agrado. Estamos para servirle. More 

Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good for couples and small groups. Don't take a big crowd. The staff are really great! Order the nachos as an appetizer.

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Thank Sebastian_Quigley
Eduars E, Propietario at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinion, nos ayuda a seguir adelante. Siempre es un gusto poder servirles. Gracias nuevamente More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De la Doctora Rizo 75 Vrs al Este 505, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Matagalpa Department  >  Matagalpa
  • Phone Number: +505 2772 3732

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