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“Pork "Safe Zone"”
Review of Porkys House

Porkys House
Ranked #23 of 103 Restaurants in Leon
Cuisines: Barbecue, Cuban, Central American, Grill
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

We've lived in Nicaragua for 5 years, mostly in the Leon area, and rarely eat pork here. Any meat other than chicken is typically very tough, and once you've seen meat hanging in a market covered with flies, well it does make you think twice..

We'd heard about Porky's House (for some reason we'd also heard the name "Pull Porky's" from some Americans who'd come down, and they said it was good. We're from Florida and love good BBQ. This was pretty good. We both got pork ribs, which had a ton of meat on them, actually about an inch of meat on top of one side of the bones. Definitely nothing in the babyback ribs category. Can't recall much about the BBQ flavor or sauce - not sure they did much in that department. Definitely no sauce(s) on the table, so pretty different from the US. But what restaurant in Nicaragua offers any condiments on the table? Too afraid people will swipe them.

Came with fries. Just OK. Also some cole slaw - very wet and creamy, tasted OK. Overall if you want pork from time to time, a safe place. And there certainly are more things that we did not try. Took a long time to get the food.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

As soon as you walk in you see the big open BBQ area and smells are incredible. I ordered the BBQ ribs and they were really good, about as good as you can get around here. They were cooked perfectly which is not often the case in Central America were they tend to cook the meat to death. the actual portion of the meat was small but there was an abundance of sides and good dipping sauces. It has a cool vibe too. I was alone but would go with friends or a date.

Thank Ryan K
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

If you feel like eating meat, you should definitely go there. The have A/C so it is very comfortable. The ribs are delicious and I ate the best chicken of my life!

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

You will find everything about pork. I ordered Cerdo Asado and it was okay. The server was very attentive. The beer was really cold and flavourly. It is a little expensive, two meals with beer came to $25.00 for Leon is expensive. They do have free WiFi. Be prepared to pay for extras.

Thank Noel A
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile



Dropped in for lunch with group of friends. The place was almost empty, so they were able to throw a couple of tables for us. The property is fairly upscale and essentially clean and well decorated. The service was glacially slow, one server trying to take orders, bring drinks etc by herself, while the other two servers leant against the bar playing with their phones. Five of the group had booked an afternoon activity, and had to take their food to go. The restaurant specializes in Cuban style "lechon" (BBQ roasted pork), but when I ordered it, was told they didn't have any, but could do a lechon sandwich. Maybe they only do the roasts at dinner, and serve the leftovers for lunch the following day. One of our group did order the sandwich, and enjoyed it, although the portion was small. The menu features a wide array of grilled pork options, chops, ribs, brochettes etc, a few steak and chicken choices, and a limited seafood offering. I chose the smoked pork chops, with a side of chimichurri, and after a fairly long delay, received a pair of nicely chargrilled chops, rice, fresh fries and salad. The sides were pretty basic, but the chops were excellent, and for some reason drowned in sweet and sour style glaze, despite my request for chimichurri. Luckily the chimi, which was excellent, was of sufficient strength to overpower the sweet glaze. With a cold local beer, about NIO 375, including tax and tip.

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