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“Spectacular food, beautiful presentation”

Gastronomia El Buzo
Ranked #1 of 387 Restaurants in Managua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Our specialty is the Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. We developed a fusion of traditional italian recipes with molecular cuisine, in order to offer the best gastronomic experience in Managua, in a very quiet and cozy atmosphere. Enhanche the cuisine at the level of art. Excellency is always present in our constant seek of perfection, in the quality of our ingredients, in the expertise of our techniques.
Reviewed 14 January 2018

A local owner of a travel agency told us about this hidden gem, and we were not disappointed. Like many restaurants in Nicaragua, there is an open-air aspect, in this case, a wall that opens into an outdoor garden, but all seating is indoors--no al fresco dining.

The menu sports over 600 choices. A shorter version is presented in the traditional print style, while an electronic tablet is available to view the entire menu.

Italian is the main theme, but there are plenty of other options, especially seafood and beef. Local ingredients are apparently used on many dishes.

I ordered a bolognese lasagna and was told it would take 40 minutes since the pasta was made from scratch. It was worth the wait; the cheese, the meat and the pasta bursting with flavor.

Others ordered tuna sushi, a risotto trilogy, and carbonara.

Appetizers included shrimp, fruits, eggplant and were displayed beautifully.

Entrees ranged from $16 US up to $60 and higher.

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Thank Russlay
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renatonicaragua, Propietario at Gastronomia El Buzo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for your comments, we are happy to know you enjoyed your pasta and the entrees. We are also glad to know your companions enjoyed their choices as well.

Greets

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Took my wife to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and we both had the best night ever. Lovely place with the best seafood we have ever tasted, hosted by the nicest people. The owner even gifted us with a dessert made in heaven when we talked about our reason for being there. We loved that place.

Thank Juan G
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renatonicaragua, Propietario at Gastronomia El Buzo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

We are happy to know you enjoyed your evening and we wish you the happiness and prosperity in the years to come.

Greets

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Way too pricey and not that impressed with the food. I had a fish in orange sauce and it was very bland.

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renatonicaragua, Propietario at Gastronomia El Buzo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

Thank you for your opinion, we are impressed by your comments however, as long as we haven't had any similar experience in the past. We would have appreciated if you told us about it, in order to remake the dish and also check the quality ourselves. For us quality is very important.

In the case of the price, we have an average price, and even lower compared to other nearby restaurants, and we offer food with fresh ingredients, from the fish and seafood, to our spices and herbs, which we grow ourselves.

Hopefully, we will have you again with us, so you can have a better experience.

Greets

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Gourmet style restaurant, with lots of different seafood dishes, over 300 recipes. It is a little pricey but the experience is worth it.

Thank Emerson K
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renatonicaragua, Propietario at Gastronomia El Buzo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you for your comments, it was a pleasure to have you with us, and to know you enjoyed your meals.

Greetings

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We went there on a recommendation by one of our local customers. When we arrived, we weren't sure the place was open as there were no cars outside. But we were greeted warming at the door and more people came in as the evening went on. Our waiter, Roger, spoke very good English and was excellent at explaining things and making suggestions. One of had red snapper and the other had a steak. The red snapper was very fresh and excellent. The steak was very tasty and tender. We also had a bottle of wine and a dessert.

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Thank Rick S
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renatonicaragua, Propietario at Gastronomia El Buzo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you for your comments, it was a pleasure to have you with us. We are also happy you tried our steak as well, our menu is mainly based around seafood, but also had great dishes with steak and we are glad you tried and enjoy one of them.

Hopefully, we will have the chance to have you again with us in the future.

Greetings

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