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Barca de Oro

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End of town at rivermouth, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
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Port Alberni, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great staff and food good value, fresh fruit and vegetable. Menu is full of fresh fish items, BBQ over would stove, pizza in wood oven.

Thank dingldorf2001
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is probably the more fancy spot in Las Penitas, although still fairly simple. We had dinner here...food was good, although a bit more expensive than other local spots. There is free wifi, which is handy. You can book a massage here for about $10 US. They have a nice terrace for eating or drinking.

Thank Don819
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

local restaurant owned and operated by a French, always busy, major renovations lately (which was overdue) food is okay.

Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an hour to kill after a boat tour so wandered in. It's a fun place. Great view of the beach. Sand under our feet. Pet parrot to keep us amused. We ordered lobster and a whole grilled fish. Both were fantastic. The fish was incredibly fresh, perfectly cooked and a very generous size. We were served two fresh,... More 

Thank barbeach R
Miami, Florida
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We had a couple of meals here while staying at the hotel. The food is good, the prices are reasonable for a tourist spot and the staff is friendly and attentive. The portions are huge for the main dishes.

Thank Adrian D
Cuenca, Ecuador
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Lovely location, and a fun seating plan, but the service was slow and unreliable, the food was not as expected.

Thank FamilyinEcuador
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We went to this place on recommendation of a hotel employee, the food was good, however the service was slow. We went there twice and on both occasions forgot something from our order. Drinks are cheap and food was good.

Thank Lellyonthego
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This hostel is very nice. The dorms are cheap and the place in general is soothing. The staff is friendly and the food is good. This was my second stay and i would go back anytime! I recommend this place if you want to take it easy, sit back and relax!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hastings, New Zealand
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Went there for a lunch on a Monday when the place wasn't busy at all. Had to wait 45 minutes for a dish that is premade. I even had to go after 10 minutes and remind the waitress to bring our drinks. I asked twice about our meal but nobody ever returned to tell us what was happening. I had... More 

Thank Brigit P
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I recommend this place if you wanna have some quality and have some extra bucks. Place is really nice, clean and has effective workers. A room for two o three people is around $27. Dorms are cheap too. Place is new and clean. I was afraid about the comment about bead bugs but I saw nothing. It's one of the... More 

Thank jujuxelmundo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: End of town at rivermouth, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Las Penitas
This restaurant is in the Barca de Oro Hotel in Las Peñitas, Nicaragua. I wanted to leave a review about it and not the hotel because I did not stay in the hotel.

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