Came as 2 couples on our first visit to Ometepe. Las Cocos was recommended where we kayaked in the morning, so we came for lunch looking for fish, and preferably the local guapote since the pescado frito in Nicaragua is usually pargo (red snapper). We got 2 guapote, each about 2.5 pounds, and this was more than we needed. They were huge and cooked just right. Anyone who visits Nicaragua without trying the fried fish in the Tipitapa style (just means it comes with a tomato-based sauce on the side) is making a mistake. We live in Nicaragua most of the time, and to us this is the only "local" food that we would ever crave. A large fish, with cuts in it for easy removal of chunks of meat, and then fried. It's really good, even if like me you're not someone who normally orders fish (although I like seafood). Be sure to dig out the meat from the cheeks! And ask for both the garlic sauce and Tipitapa sauce on the side. They even gave us 2 extra plates with all the sides, although cutting the fish in half would have been sacrilegious - each couple just picked chunks off of their monster fish.
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