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Eating out in Nicaragua is fantastic. The choices are wide, everything from Sushi, to Italian, to Spanish, to Peruvian, to French, to Korean and Chinese. The only common types missing are Thai, Indian, and Greek, but buying the ingredients and spices at the grocery store is easy and making these foods at home suffices.
 
The cost of eating out in Nicaragua varies widely. Excellent and filling “street food” can be had for US $1.50 to $4.00 depending on the plate. A nice sit down meal in a local restaurant is US $4.00 to $8.00 for something like chicken or a steak. A fancy meal in the best restaurants can run from $10.00 to $30.00 depending on the number of courses. Burger King, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut, TGI Fridays, Subway are all here as well and are priced at or just above U.S. prices.
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Marissa Lolk's husband and the generous portions of his burrito, Nicaragua  – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe restaurants in Nicaragua are really good and there are all kinds of restaurants here. There are high-end restaurants and there is street food.  Even street food, here is pretty good. I eat a lot of street food. It is really cheap and they have big servings because people in Nicaragua like to eat a lot.
 
Nicaragua is known for meat so if you want to have a really nice steak or barbecue, you can always get that here. Regardless if it’s high end or cheap, there is always really good meat here. There are also good seafood places but the ones located by the beach are better. Seafood is usually a bit pricier but it’s not that bad. My husband and I had deep-fried fish filet; it was a huge red snapper and was delicious. You could basically split that filet for two people and be full because it is a huge fish. It came with fries, rice, a salad, and two drinks. It cost us about US $25. Generally, seafood costs us anywhere from $25 to $40 for an outing. I don’t think that’s bad for two people. If you go to the beach and you buy seafood there, I guarantee you that it will probably be many times cheaper than if you buy seafood in Pasadena. I am biased. I really like the food here and I don’t feel any more like the food in the US is good. 
 
If you are going to eat steak here in Nicaragua, it would be much cheaper than if you eat steak in South Pasadena, where I come from, and the steak here is going to taste 100 times better than the steak in South Pasadena. The meat here is so tender and it’s amazing. If you want to have an amazing steak dinner in Managua, it’s going to cost you around $15 to $18. It would even go up to $25 if you have the fanciest Angus cut steak. Ribs cost about $12. Generally, steaks here cost about half the price of what it is in the US but it’s double or triple the portion.
 
There is this place called Don Candido and when you go there, you’d literally feel like you’re in the Flintstones because they are serving you a dinosaur. They have huge chunks of steak and you wouldn’t know what to do with it. I definitely don’t know what to do with that so I don’t go there. My husband loves to go there and the food there is amazingly priced but there is no way for me to eat all that so there is no point for me to go there. Don Candido is a guy that looks like Donald Trump. I’ve met him a couple of times. He makes crazy good lobster bisque as well. He’s in the restaurant every day.
 
(Marissa Lolk's husband and the generous portions of his burrito, Nicaragua , pictured.)
Esteban Duque Estrada of Benard & Brenes Law Firm – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Restaurants in Nicaragua are the found all over the country. Each region has their particular restaurant that is famous for some specially prepared dish
 
For example, I live in Managua and one of my favorite restaurants is Asados El Patio. They serve a steak called "The Gator" which is a 2 1/2 pounds of meat. For me this is the best steak in town. It costs US $20 and it is served with fried cheese, beans and rice (gallopinto) and other side orders of your choosing and it is enough for 4 people. They also have plates for $6 which consist of different meats of your choosing and a great soup on the weekends (specifically to treat hangovers).

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