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Castillo's Buffet

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Roger Mangas 1/2 c East, Esteli, Nicaragua
+505 2713 0337
07:00 - 14:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

If you visit Esteli you must have lunch here at least once, but be prepared for a line. There are tons of food options, traditional Nicaraguan and always some others.

Thank Patrick C
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

I always leave this place stuffed. The food is delicious and the buffet has a wide variety of options!

Thank Mike H
Lillooet, Canada
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

There are actually two location across the street from each other. I am sure this is a testiment to how much the locals like this place, and for good reason: Friendly staff; Clean (and we ate in the older location.. the new one is just as clean); Inexpensive... probably the least expensive meal we have enjoyed in Nicaragua; Good tasting... More 

1 Thank wayrobinson
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Tasty nicaraguan food, you have to do a line, especially lunch time but for the price... it is absolutely worth it, I can not think of a place in town serving this quality food at the price they do.Location might be small and hot, but it is Nicaragua and electricity is expensive so get used to it

Thank Josué N
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2013

They have super good food and very affordable. The owner was nice to us. The only thing is that is always full, which is good for the owner, but I do not like to wait in line to get my food. They should expand. But is the BEST buffet in esteli.

Thank Mabel H
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2012

You will be a big winner if you dine at Castillo's. You will be well fed, and keep most of your money.

Thank Terpsma1
Pittsburg, California
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Very popular w/locals because they serve more of the food people will eat at home. For example, I hadn't had "guiso de pipian" (a type of green squash stew) since i was a child. But they had it here. It's a buffet, but not all you can eat. The place seems fairly clean and you will probably pay around C$... More 

1 Thank Nelson H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Roger Mangas 1/2 c East, Esteli, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Esteli Department  >  Esteli
  • Phone Number: +505 2713 0337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?