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Cafe Luz Y Luna

Del Meson 1 Cuadra Al Este | The Red Corner House., Esteli 505, Nicaragua
+505 8441 8466
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“salad” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (2 reviews)
“burrito” (3 reviews)
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7:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, Bar, International, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Del Meson 1 Cuadra Al Este | The Red Corner House., Esteli 505, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

The food there was great, the papas fritas were very tasty! Service was good as well, the only thing we had a hard time with was the smoke... very hard to get away from the cigar smoke!More

Thank Maxime G
cafeluzylunahotel, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Luz Y Luna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Thanks for your nice comments about our food and service! Sorry to hear that you were bothered by the smoking, and just to let you and others know that it’s only allowed to smoke in the the first room which is open to the street....More

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Very strange that so many visitors from European countries (Holland, UK, Germany) do smoke in this café, something that has been forbidden in their own countries for many years. Your food is fine, your drinks (I had a glass of your housewine) just fine, your...More

Thank Guido B
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Good food if you are looking for locally produced foods. Greens from Esteli and surroundings and locally made nacatamales. Try the potatoe wedges very nice. Even if you don't want a single meal you can mix and match....

Thank VillaRiviera
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a cozy place to unwind and relax, Café Luz y Luna is perfect. Enjoy feeling welcomed by courteous and friendly staff. The menu offers quite a bit for drink options besides coffee, try a Nica beer with your coffee. A...More

1  Thank JSCamargo
cafeluzylunahotel, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Luz Y Luna, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

Thanks for your nice comments, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Being the best bar in town is not hard as there is not much to do. But... the papas fritas are a must eat! We were fortunate to have live music two nights in a row. Beautiful Spanish songs with guitar for almost two hours....More

Thank Anieke
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The cafe, the hostel and the tree huggers tourist information are run by a social organisation that is supporting children projects in the surroundings of Esteli and is offering fair wages to the Nicaraguans who work there. It's all set next to each other. You...More

1  Thank djgmw
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Not a local hang out, but there's alcoholic drinks as well as coffee, breakfast food, fajitas, burritos, fries. A tad overpriced. There's a selection of chocolate bars and maps in the front. I like how a portion of the profits goes toward different community projects,...More

Thank MZaidi227
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Cafe Luz y Luna is a nice place to meet people. There are a lot of travelers but as wel locals who come for a beer or cofee. The atmosphere is nice and the locals who work in the cafe/restaurant try to give you the...More

2  Thank Hanne V
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed listening to guitar music and singing by, firstly two Nicaraguans, and secondly, a Scottish guy who lives in Nicaragua. Lovely atmosphere. We ate the aubergine bake and the lentil dish. Both delicious and very reasonably priced.

Thank owstonlewis
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Please don't go here the food is overpriced, it's awful, we had hummus??? It was flavourless mush, nachos that in reality was a small bowl of crisps and a beer, we complained but were greeted with a shrug of the shoulders, we carried on complaining...More

Thank Chris M
cafeluzylunahotel, Manager at Cafe Luz Y Luna, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

We’re so sorry to hear that you have expressed so literally, your alleged, poor “awful” food experience at Cafe Luz. Our vegetarian nachos dish is the most popular we have on the menu, alongside the original cajun fries, and it’s built of fresh corn chips,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 9
Cafe, Bar, International, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Meson 1 Cuadra Al Este | The Red Corner House., Esteli 505, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Esteli Department  >  Esteli
  • Phone Number: +505 8441 8466
  • E-mail
A cultural melting pot for travellers and Nicas alike in central Esteli! Organic coffee, free wifi, chill tunes, cervezas and ron, and a varied menu which uses locally grown organic produce from our Kitchen Garden Project in Miraflor and El Limon. Profits are reinvested into the projects over at Luz Verde.
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