Managua - Post Report Question and Answers

What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Nica cuisine is simple and tasty. There is good Peruvian, Mexican, Spanish, seafood, and steakhouses. There is adequate Chinese and Japanese. Not much Indian or Thai. A number of fast food places and American chains (think McDonalds and Hooters). Hugo (and a couple of others I haven't tried) will deliver all kinds of food and sundries from about 100 restaurants and stores. - Dec 2021

Lots of good restaurants, especially for meat eaters, but there are also vegetarian and vegan options. I have not found a great Asian restaurant. There is good Peruvian and Italian. I prefer the restaurants in Granada. There is a fantastic Middle Eastern place called Pita Pita owned by an Israeli and also, the Garden Cafe. Managua has many fast food restaurants and chains: McDonalds, Carls Jr., Pizza Hut, Hard Rock Cafe, Hooters. - Apr 2018

There are a couple of nice, clean McDonald's with play areas. Prices are about the same as in the US. Tip Top is a local chain specializing in chicken. It's kid friendly and also has a play area. Very reasonable prices. - Mar 2012

McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Domino's, one chinese delivery place, yes we do have delivery here. Cost is cheaper than the US. - Mar 2011

Most of the fast food chains are here. McDonalds, Domino Pizza, Burger King, Quiznos and a few others. A combo meal at Burger King is approximately 5 US dollars. There is a local Nica fast food chain for fried chicken called Tip-Top; the chicken is good. One also can find a nice restaurant chain called RostiPollo which offers excellent rotisserie chicken and a large menu with a wide variety of chicken dishes and salads. Eskimo has an excellent restaurant and snack bar attached to their ice cream factory. There are several decent restaurants offering Mexican/Central American fare -- steaks, fajitas, tacos, tortillas, fried beans and similar food. - Apr 2009

McDonald's, KFC, Burger King and their local KFC - Tip-top. Restaurants are so-so, nothing to write home about. - Mar 2008

Decent restaurants but few that will rank with Zagat! - Feb 2008

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