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“Cold Beer, Island Vibes!”
Review of Tranquilo Cafe

Tranquilo Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$12
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Description: Open for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, Tranquilo Cafe offers delicious and refreshing alternatives to the standard Central American "rice & beans" fare: Fresh Kingfish Ceviche, juicy Cheddar Cheeseburgers, catch-of-the-day Fish Tacos, marinated Chicken Fillet sandwiches, Quesadillas, House-made Chips and Guacamole, Vegetarian/Vegan options, and nightly Dinner Specials. With a recently added back-yard BBQ Smoker, we now feature succulent Baby Back Ribs, juicy Pulled Pork, and Mojo Chicken platters, along with our own BBQ sauce, and fresh made sides including our own fresh Corn Bread. Also featuring fresh brewed Nicaraguan Coffees (hot & iced varieties) and Espresso, fresh-made local fruit juice drinks, made-to-order fruit/yogurt Smoothies (including Minga's special; Banana-Avocado w/cinnamon and vanilla), daily-baked Cookies, Brownies, Banana Bread & Carrot Cakes, Ice Cream desserts, and much more. Famous for our Bonfire Parties, we're also the island night spot. A great laid back atmosphere, with a variety of music from all over the world (including local DJ Nights and live cultural music/dance groups). It's a terrific place to meet up with other fun-seeking travelers. Come early to our Happy Hour (5-7 pm), and check out the drink specials; Rum Punch, Sangria and many 2 for 1 rum drink deals. Also, the widest selection of imported beers on the island. Our deck is located right on the beach on the front side of the island, between the 2 dive shops, with a great view for sunsets and people watching.
Reviewed 2 May 2016

If you stay on the island for any length of time you will likely end up here by default, with good reason. We ate dinner here once (which was good) but came 4 or 5 times for drinks. The food, cold Tona & free wifi might be why you come, but you'll stay for the atmosphere. The after dark crowd crowd consists of a full house blend of locals, ex pats & travellers of all types all having a good night. The music is on point, the beach bonfire is a huge bonus and the staff that are there for the right reasons seal the deal. Come here, have a good time.

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Thank NateMuskoka
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Maybe we were not lucky, but we didn't enjoy our dinner in this restaurant. It is far from being tranquilo, it is very loud place full of young foreigners, I would say more like a bar. Nevertheless, service was great. I would more recommend this place for drinks with friends.

Thank Barcatko
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great food and service, wonderful location next to the Caribbean. Owners are very friendly. Fresh fruit drinks and great rum. Loved their evening bon fire with dancers.

Thank EricF22
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

...for food, fun and camaraderie...this is the 'Cheers' of the island where everyone knows your name if you have been there for 1 day or 3 months. All of the staff are instant friends and attentive. Local music and drumming every week, live music and specials every night - this can easily be your home away from home.

Thank FireFlyLCI
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Daily specials, Trivia Night, Local live music, Bonfire and amazing Happy Hour Deals and Sunsets you never forget. The staff is "on it". Free drinking water to refill your bottle. A libary to rent books - what else you need :-)

Thank CaptHardy
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