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Barca de Oro

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End of town at rivermouth, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank FamilyinEcuador
Level Contributor
9 reviews
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
A TripAdvisor Member
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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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I ate here three times in my 2 1/2 day stay in Las Peñitas. Had the Nicaraguan breakfast twice and drinks and dessert once. It's clean and more well cared for than some of the nearby restaurants. Good was good, service was friendly, views were nice

Thank Tonsoffuntravel
Lyon, France
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Barca de Oro was fun because We Stayed in the bungalows which seemed pretty authentic and adventurous. Pretty clean, Nice staff and good food but not Much to do in las penitas, 2 days is enough for sure ! Do horse back riding on beach for 15 dollars it's unforgettable !!!!!

Thank Mila B
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Poor service, mediocre food, would not recommend at all. Everything we ordered was clearly not as good as when ordered in any other place we tried in Nicaragua (3 weeks Nort to South) and not even cheap either. Plenty of better options in Las penitas!

Thank jossdumas
Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Our group of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) had lunch here before meeting entering the estuary for a boat tour. It's very convenient for that. The restaurant is part of a hotel. The menu is extensive, so I hope they have good refrigeration. The service was good, but it was not too crowded when we visited. The price is... More 

Thank Hank M
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Each time we have been to this restaurant, there have been quite a few people here. We didn't have an entire meal - just a snack and drinks but it was very pleasant. I can say that the food that others were having delivered to them looked wonderful! We just weren't hungry when we stopped there. Oh, and the service.....VERY... More 

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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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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?