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Restaurant recommendations in Nicaragua

Hi Demoses,

Are you still living in Managua? I am headed to Nicaragua in less than a week and am going to try and visit Granada, Ometepe, San Juan del Sur and Leon. I will be flying in and out of Managua and plan on staying the night there when I arrive. I'd really appreciate any current tips for places to eat, drink and listen to good live music for any of the areas. It's my first time to Nicaragua, so any other helpful advice would be great!

Jan 30, 2014
kimpers in Latin America & Caribbean

Nicaragua visit

Hi Caffey,
Thanks for the tips! I really appreciate your feedback, it's nice to be warned of overpriced, over-hyped spots that can be avoided without regret.
I am going to Nicaragua in less than a week and am planning on visiting Granada & Ometepe, as well as, Leon and San Juan del Sur. We are thinking about staying at Finca Magdalena while on Ometepe, did you get a chance to visit the farm? Also, did you eat in Managua? If so, do you have any tips for that area? This is my first time to Nicaragua, so any other tips for the region are much appreciated!
Muchas Gracias!

Jan 30, 2014
kimpers in Latin America & Caribbean

La Paz, Baja


I'm going to La Paz Oct 17-20 and would appreciate any tips on local cuisine. I'm open to everything from street eats to higher end restaurants. Most important to me is that the food is tasty! I adore Mexican food and am looking forward to stuffing myself with tacos, guacamole, fresh seafood and the like. I also really enjoy exploring the local markets. All tips are greatly appreciated. Muchas gracias!

Oct 02, 2013
kimpers in Mexico

Alchemy [San Diego]

I had brunch there on Sunday and it was wonderful! We started with the seasonal doughnuts, maple glazed with bacon toppings and apple glazed, both delicious! I had the fried chicken and waffles and the fried chicken was supreme!

Feb 14, 2012
kimpers in San Diego

One week on Vancouver Island

Hello Chowhounds!

I will be driving from Portland, OR to Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island, briefly stopping in Seattle.

Right now my main concern is the week I will be on Vancouver Island, as I have no idea where to eat. I am very into local seasonal, fresh quality food, other than that I am not too picky. My bf is a vegetarian, so any tips for him would be great too! i am looking for people's favorite spots on the island or food that's particular to the region.

Thanks so much in advance!!


Apr 16, 2010
kimpers in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)