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Mi Viejo Ranchito

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Grill
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Km 17.5 Carretera a Masaya | Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
+505 2279 2865
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Managua, Nicaragua
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Nothing to see here....move along. Same exact food as every comedor/fritanga/typical restaurant. Its even in their name, comida tipico. Which isnt to say thats bad. I love typical food here. Its just that i dont understand why you would pay 10-15 dollars for it, when the same exact food is available everywhere else for the same price or cheaper. Its... More 

Thank likeeveryoneelse
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I have eaten in Mi Viejo Ranchito many times over the years. I keep coming back because it is very consistent in food quality and service. There is lots of parking but it can be very full on weekends or holidays which can be fun people watching. There are some oversized menu selections for two or three persons to share.... More 

1 Thank holmg
Miami, Florida
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161 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant Saturday night, returning from a visit to the Masaya volcano. We were seated immediately. The menu has a huge selection of typical Nicaraguan dishes. The meat section is their specialty. We ordered 1 brochette and 3 orders of Churrasco. A choice of 2 side dishes- we chose gallopinto , plátanos maduros (ripe plantains) and tostones ( fried... More 

2 Thank Letty0
Cedartown, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great food with a Nicaraguan twist. Good service. Reasonable prices. Several dining areas offered. On site parking.

1 Thank KD4EKZ
Edmonton, Canada
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a chain restaurant with several locations that I have seen. We were at the Gallerias mall (Managua) location. We sampled a number of different dishes at the direction of our local Nicaraguan friends. Our local friends vouched for the 'authenticity' of how the various dishes were prepared. We greatly enjoyed everything that we were served and appreciated the... More 

Thank Rousu
Trinity, United States
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

good traditional food. I know of 3 of these restaurants, not sure how many in total. Food is very good, service when I've eaten there is good and prices are reasonable. Good for families and children.

Thank Lonnelda M
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The best gallo pinto and local food in Managua. It is affordable and great for big family groups. They free wifi too.

Thank Scarlitaaventuras
Managua, Nicaragua
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Expect this large outdoor restaurant to be packed on a Sunday afternoon, when many Nicaraguan families come here as their weekend tradition. There is lots of steak, and typical Nicaraguan food. No foreigners here. We just enjoyed people watching on a lazy warm afternoon.

Thank Rose Mary G
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Among all the restaurant that serves Nicaragua food mi viejo Ranchito is the best well known, an iconic restaurant with passion. The food is delicious and locals and foreigners delight themselves of the various dishes prepared there. Service is always improving but the waitstaff in general are kind and make your meal experience always a good one.

Thank Brady W
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

It's supposed to be a family restaurant out of the city. The food is so so...not bad not good. And it gets too crowded that you loose attention. The waiters just can't catch up.

Thank Ernesto M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
Latin, Central American, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 17.5 Carretera a Masaya | Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Managua Department  >  Managua
  • Phone Number: +505 2279 2865

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?