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El Sesteo

$$ - $$$
Central American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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Main square, Leon, Nicaragua
+505 2311 5327
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Go for drinks across cathedral, across the park very rustic great staff good pic food , cheapvdrink , I love it here people watch , and they have little water mister so when it 37' c hot cool you down! GreAt have fun

Thank leohairdresser13
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to have lunch with 6 adults and 2 kids age 4 and 9. The service was fast and efficient. The food was good and they have free wifi. Very nice view as the restaurant has open large windows facing the cathedral of the Asunción and the plaza. Recommended

Thank Weslacotraveler
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up at El Sesteo for dinner after not being able to find a sporting event televised elsewhere. Though they did not offer it there either, they kindly provided the wifi password and let us watch on our tablet and provided us with very attentive service.

Thank cPeacec
Bangkok, Thailand
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76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From my point of view it is a must-do. It is worth having a drink, but the food it is not very good. Anyhow it is good experience to sit down there with the cathedral view in from of you.

Thank Lolita V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and adult daughter took a day trip to Leon. As soon as we parked our car I noticed a suspicious male following us. I had the girls duck into a store and I hid behind a pillar until he passed. Once I assured him it was not wise to follow us he disappeared. We later found him hanging... More 

Thank weloveadventure09
Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is directly across from the Cathedral and is a covered outdoor setting. Temperature is controlled well with fans. Due to its location, the service is good but they are very busy. They are diligent about trying to serve you quickly and well. This is a place for a good meal with friends or family. I had beef kabobs... More 

Thank Dolly L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I live and Leon and we have tried El Sesteo a few times trying to like it because we love to sit on the chairs outside and just enjoy the afternoons. But, I have to say customer service is not great, food is expensive and not worth the price.

Thank David R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Delicious! We happened to be there on a night there was a live band in the square so we sat and drank a few beers and ate while watching the show. The food was good, the service was good, the atmosphere was good. I'd go back and enjoy it again.

Thank Stephanie C
Stockholm, Sweden
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223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Excellent enchiladas and cold beer at this establishment smack in the centre of town. Great place also to watch people passing by

Thank michael c
Parksville, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Although the food was very good, the waits for ordering, getting the food, and getting the bill were far too long. We also had a waiter with underwhelming personal skills. The location is perhaps the best in town.....right on the main park across from the biggest cathedral in Central America......but don't be in a rush.

Thank Brian240947

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Central American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main square, Leon, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Leon
  • Phone Number: +505 2311 5327
Right at the heart of this intellectual and humid city is located “El Sesteo” a nice setting with a nice view and a unique decoration. The food is nice has a good variety of things, Local food, Mexican, Sea food (ocean is only 20min away) and international cuisine, Service is pretty good and all of the walls are decorated with the local dance, folklore and most important people of Leon one of them Ruben Dario Father of the modernism and prince of the Spanish language.They are open for lunch and dinner and probably have the best view of any restaurant in Leon, have a nice breeze that run through the place and a nice view to the street which you can see the locals walking around the main square.Go and enjoy this place and give a try to local own places.

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