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El Mediterraneo

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Ave 2 NO 2 1/2 blocks north of Parque Ruben Dario, across from Lazybones Hostel | Parque Ruben Dario 2 1/2 Cuadras Al Norte, Leon +505, Nicaragua
+505 2311 0756
07:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:30
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The lobster paella was delightful and our server was very helpful with explaining the dishes in English .... Area outside restaurant wasn't very pretty but easily got a taxi back to hotel....

Thank Corey P
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Find another restaraunt. Overpriced food. Pizzas were undercooked. Vegetables tasted funny. Everything was mediocre. They didn't have half of the items on the menu. We like to eat out a lot and don't mind spending money on a good meal. This was not a good meal. I don't write reviews, but it bothers me that this is a recommended restaraunt.... More 

Thank Marika R
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went here for a nice, quality dinner out in Leon the other week, and was so surprised by the lack of quality and the price obscurities. Ordered a "pichel" of sangria for my partner and I that turned out to be two glasses of sangria. The pichel was triple the price of the cost of two glasses. Then came the... More 

Thank decepcionesspass
New York, NY
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71 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The restaurant opens at 11am. We arrived at 2pm and ordered lunch: fish for one person, pizza for the other. We waited an hour for the food. An HOUR. We were the only people there. Fortunately, the pizza was amazing which made the wait almost worth it. Almost.

Thank NYCskydive
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The pasta and pizza are equally delicious, like what you would go to a fancy restaurant for in the US or Canada, except it's so much cheaper! Cheap is relative though, it's still expensive by Nicaraguan standards.

Thank CLoPerks
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

The outside patio was huge and pretty awesome. I had the margarita pizza which was only okay. Basically cheese pizza lol. But the service was good (we were the only ones here for lunch). The best part was the tres leches dessert. Little did I know they make it with rum here... woo got a little buzz. Also they had... More 

Thank Emily L
Concord, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

The food was perfectly good but it took more than an hour and 15 minutes to get it. They had two big parties, but it was still a long wait...

Thank Russ W
sanders c, Propietario at El Mediterraneo, responded to this review
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Buen día. Pido muchas disculpas por la demora en su comida, agradezco mucho por su excelente comentarios reconociendo la calidad... More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Had high hopes because the patio area looked lovely. My girlfriends meal arrived after a long wait but my food didn't arrive until over half an hour after she had finished eating. Food was average at best, the mince in the bolognese was very chewy and the pizza toppings tasted cheap. After asking for the bill twice we had another... More 

Thank joe_sm1
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125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

The food was only ok and the service was slow. We ate in the much publicized courtyard but probably would have enjoyed the inside better. Loaded with University students, not a place for upscale dining on a Friday night.

Thank rosegrwr
Columbus, Georgia
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Ask to be seated in the courtyard area. Food wasn't anything to get crazy over either way, but it was more than acceptable and being outside made it really nice. The inside areas looked a little close and stuffy. We had a shrimp and pasta dish and a ravioli, reasonably priced and the service was fine in spite of a... More 

Thank Rhonda R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, International
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave 2 NO 2 1/2 blocks north of Parque Ruben Dario, across from Lazybones Hostel | Parque Ruben Dario 2 1/2 Cuadras Al Norte, Leon +505, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Leon
  • Phone Number: +505 2311 0756
Listed in Lonely Planet and Moon guides.

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