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Restaurante El Zaguan

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$$ - $$$
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Detras de Catedral Granada | Detras de Catedral de Granada, Granada 505, Nicaragua
+505 2552 2522
12:00 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California
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97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was a little hesitant to try this place after reading some of the recent reviews about the small portions, the service, and it being “expensive”. Regarding the portion size, the portions are more like a fine dining restaurant than a US steakhouse, an Argentinian parrilla, or Brazilian churrascaria. But the service was excellent, and most importantly the food—and particularly... More 

Thank 415traveller
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, you can get a good beef dish here, and you'll pay for it. That being said, the restaurant offers a nice selection of wines, mostly South American, more than most restaurants in Granada. Again, sit in the garden in the back, which is open and airy. If you sit up front by the oven, you'll roast.

Thank Angelo M
Vancouver, Canada
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My travelling partner really wanted to go here for beef, me not so much as back home in Canada it does not agree with me. The welcome by a few of the staff ensured we were comfortable. We started with a limon ceviche that had nicely balanced flavour and very tender shrimp. We both stated this was the best beef... More 

Thank Syl D
Zug, Switzerland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food but a little pricey (for Nicaraguan standards) restaurants in the heart of Granada. Service was friendly and efficient (American oriented).

Thank Mischa W
Hollywood, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner was very reasonable and nicely cooked with a variety of offerings. My husband was pleased with the flavor of his steak for the low price.The service began very well, but after a while we had to flag down any waiter we could see. Perhaps that is expected, and they all work together. A tip was added to the bill,... More 

Thank Vickih1234
Oakdale, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Someone from our hotel staff recommended this place so we went for dinner our second night in Granada. The décor was beautiful and the food was delicious. I had the stuffed chicken (sort of like cordon bleu) and my husband had a very good steak. Our server was terribly nice and very attentive to our needs and gave good suggestions.... More 

Thank nphillips22
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181 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten at this restaurant various times over the last few years and I think this time will be the last. The food was average (small portions for the price) but what really made the choice was the poor service. Someone in my party received the wrong meal and when we said something the waiter- basically said - she... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very tasty, mostly meat-oriented. The service was good. The setting was comfortable and it was nice to have an English-speaking server knowledgeable about the menu. But prices were close to US levels, too pricey for Granadinos.

Thank RGarneau51
Sunnyvale, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our tour guides in Granada suggested this place, so we went. The restaurant is definitely geared toward tourists (the menu prices were in US dollars), the food was good but I felt it was a little overpriced. The service was okay. However, if you want a steak, this is the place to go.

Thank Don_Hobbs
Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our first evening in Nicaragua we wanted to have something fancy. We ordered 2 steaks (Pepper&Chimmichuri, both medium/rare) and they were really tasty. We had a bottle of argentinian Malbec as well. On top you get bread, 3 different salsas and plantains or potatoes for free. When we got the bill it was a bit of a shock, because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Latin, South American, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Detras de Catedral Granada | Detras de Catedral de Granada, Granada 505, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Granada Department  >  Granada
  • Phone Number: +505 2552 2522

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