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El Sesteo

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
Main square, Leon, Nicaragua
+505 2311 5327
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (11 reviews)
“juice” (8 reviews)
“beef” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Central American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Main square, Leon, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very popular land-mark café at the ideal location kitty-corner from the cathedral of Leon and the Parque Central, giving a commanding view of the cathedral and the square. While the location is excellent, the food is known to be more of the hit-or-miss variety: My...More

Thank weberwest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location to have a cup of coffee and enjoy the beautiful center of Leon ! I also love its literary ambiance ! I wish I could have opened my book and read (that's is a hard thing to do with a toddler nowadays)

Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had soup and tacos leonese. The food was good , the service good and the location on the central square beside the Cathedral was fabulous

Thank polkadotpikles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect bar to enjoy slow or bustling rhythm of Leon . Great coffee. Nice atmosphere and your kids can run around on the plaza in front.

Thank karenat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the Parque Central next to León's Cathedral, El Sesteo is a great place to relax, have a drink, people-watch, and have a bite to eat. Since we were in León an extra week, (thanks to Hurricane Irma), my son and I spent a...More

Thank somedaysue
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I was in Leon for 3 nights. My first night I went here had some food and some drinks. Service was very good and live music. Amazing location. Great for people watching and looking at the cathedral. I really enjoyed it. The second night I...More

Thank Dyrgas
Reviewed 29 August 2017

strolling in the city make you thirsty and hungry, that is the right place to enjoy a fresh and delicious sandwich and tea...go on!

Thank Davide F
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Attrape touriste avec un personnel désagréable ! Just a trick for tourist with waiters who are not really concerned about our well being!

Thank Axel B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great place to sit and people watch and enjoy ice cold beer on a hot, muggy day... I usually went to meet friends to catch up on our day and plan the evening. Eats are pretty good too... Cheaper dining possibilities from the street vendors...More

Thank Keith F
Reviewed 11 August 2017

It is just right in front of the church and main plaza, which makes it a good place to sit and watch people pass by. The food is fast and fresh.

Thank Gina H
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Questions & Answers
Juan M
12 October 2017|
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Response from Keith F | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking lot. There may be parking on the streets around the Plaza and Cathedral. I did not have a car. I walked everywhere or rode the bus.
Juan M
12 October 2017|
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Response from Ed T | Reviewed this property |
Rebecca is correct, but we got fairly lucky finding a spot a block or so away. Watch your step when walking though, lots of ankle busters and toe stubs along this (and nearly every) walking route.
Juan M
12 October 2017|
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Response from Davide F | Reviewed this property |
Quite close to it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Central American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main square, Leon, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Leon Department  >  Leon
  • Phone Number: +505 2311 5327
Right at the heart of this intellectual and humid city is located “El Sesteo” a nice setting with a nice view and a unique decoration. The food is nice has a good variety of things, Local food, Mexican, Sea food (ocean is only 20min away) and international cuisine, Service is pretty good and all of the walls are decorated with the local dance, folklore and most important people of Leon one of them Ruben Dario Father of the modernism and prince of the Spanish language.They are open for lunch and dinner and probably have the best view of any restaurant in Leon, have a nice breeze that run through the place and a nice view to the street which you can see the locals walking around the main square.Go and enjoy this place and give a try to local own places.
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