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Food in Nicaragua

What do you eat in Nicaragua? Each country in Central America, though all are relatively small and many share a similar culture with their neighbors, tend to have their own cuisine: certain foods that are highly prized. The information in this guide is about food in Nicaragua. What did you eat when you traveled to [...]

What do you eat in Nicaragua?

Each country in Central America, though all are relatively small and many share a similar culture with their neighbors, tend to have their own cuisine: certain foods that are highly prized. The information in this guide is about food in Nicaragua.

What did you eat when you traveled to Nicaragua? How much did it cost? Where did you find it? Where are the cheapest places to eat in Nicaragua? The best places? Submit your information below.

Types of food in Nicaragua

Queso Frito

Queso Frito

I remember when entering Nicaragua I saw queso frito for the first time. Essentially, it’s just a slice of cheese that’s been deep fried. They usually sell for between 10 – 20 Cordobas. Not a great price for the amount of cheese you actually get but quite tasty. -Sam Langley from Cubicle Ditcher


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Nicaragua Travel Guide

Nicaragua Travel Guide

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  • Wade December 15, 2010, 10:09 pm

    Nicaraguan food is pretty similar to Costa Rican. Gallo pinto (rice and beans) is a sure bet. You can also try nacatamales.

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  • gypsy_fire March 3, 2013, 9:08 pm

    I lost about 10-15 pounds while traveling through Nicaragua for two months. The food wasn’t bad, but I never found it to be that desirable that I’d eat more than I really needed. Most of my food money went toward buying Tang, water, salted lime peanuts and Flor de Cana rum. This was good for both my budget and my waistline. That being said, I found the seafood (specifically fresh-caught lobster) on Little Corn Island to be delicious, Nicaraguan chicken in general was VERY flavorful, I loved nacatamales and the food prepared at La Posada Sonada in Miraflor was out of this world. I certainly wouldn’t label the country as being a culinary mecca, but I found the fruit and vegetables available to be top notch.

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