Nicaragua Food Diary

Playa Poneloya

We had our own kitchen at this awesome little beachfront resort. I spent a lot of time in the kitchen brushing up on some dumpling skills and cooking with the other guests.

Sunset at Hostal El Pulpo
Thanksgiving dinner! Homemade stuffing for chicken breast, mashed potatoes, green beans, and gravy
Stuffed bell pepper for my vegetarian friend
Thanksgiving leftover dumps!
I tested out the leftovers with my new friends and they loved them!
Brunch Frittata with potatoes, peppers, and onions
Not sure what to call this but we made a rice casserole using the fish (jorel) we caught that morning. Lots of veggies and topped off with some eggs poached in the pot. Server with some roasted veggies and salad.


This was my second stop in Nicaragua situated on the shores of Lake Nicaragua.

View from Iglesia La Merced

El Camello – This place was recommended by the Chicago native working at the Mombacho cigar factory.

Fried avocado appetizer ($4-5)
Moroccan beef tagine ($6-7)

Pita Pita – This was the most expensive meal in Nicaragua. I paid about $30 for dinner, 2 rum cocktails, and dessert.

Mediterranean appetizer
Chicken schnitzel and pizza!
Huge dessert portions!

Day trip to Laguna del Apolo

Tostones (fried plantains) with a block of fried salty cheese and pico de gallo ($4-5)

San Juan del Sur

Tiny town known for surfing and Sunday Funday!

Small local seafood restaurant

Grilled lobster? Garlic sauce? Yes, please. ($7-8)

The only meal I had in Managua after a long bus ride and an early flight the following morning. A little taste of home!

I didn’t supersize.