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Restaurante El Tranvia

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De la catedral, 150 metros al Este. Calle La Calzada., Granada, Nicaragua
+505 2552 3400
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Returned to see if anything had changed, well, obviously it had not. Food was quite pedestrian. The mosquitoes will eat you up under the table as they are breeding them in the fountains (no chlorination in water), service always great but that does little to excuse the poor food quality and need for repellent... Avoid, I will from now on... More 

Thank Johnny B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and very accomodating staff. The food was delicious and the ambience was very romantic. There was also entertainment - singers nod dancers which was beautiful. They also encouraged guest participation but they weren't pushy. It was very very colorful and a lot of fun to go along with the great food.

Thank aantonsen
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

The dinner we had at El Tranvia has got to be the WORST MOST DISGUSTING meal we've ever had at a restaurant. Forget about the fact that it was so overpriced. We wouldn't have mind the US-type pricing for a meal as long as it lives up to. But this meal was just plain and simple BAD! To give you... More 

Thank Guillermo C
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140 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

The service, food and ambience of Tranvia are very good. We sat at a table in front of the restaurant so that we could watch the street performers on the busy street. I was with 3 other people and we all enjoyed our food though with potatoes and rice and plantains it could be a bit on the starchy side.... More 

Thank packedandready2go
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70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We found it on our way down La Calzada and the patio made us get in. We order Lobster in Coconut sauce and macarroni marinera. Both were good in terms of taste however my pasta was a bit raw. The hamburguer we order for the kid was nice. While we were waiting they brought complimentary fried plantain with cheese sauce... More 

Thank Chisco S
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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

We dined here on a recent Saturday night. Located in the lovely Hotel Dario, El Tranvia offers a great view of the pedestrian Calle La Calzada. Our table was on the patio which allowed us to watch the festivities on the plaza-that night, a boxing match which included a Nicaraguan fighter was being shown on TV. Many of the restaurants... More 

Thank trc09
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189 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Nice menu, good food and nice ambience. Really enjoyed the service as well. Salads were very good. I would highly recommend it.

Thank MexChilanga
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

We explored all of the restaurant menus as we walked down the festive street of the Calle La Calzada before deciding where to eat. The street is always closed off for vehicle traffic so there are all sorts of unique outdoor/indoor restaurants along the way. This neighborhood is a fun place to visit in the early evening to enjoy happy... More 

Thank Forestalle
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

Great steak dinner. $15 US for a nice steak, mixed beans, and plantain. Great price for great quality. That was preceded by a basket of warm bread and some type of 'fry' - perhaps plantain? Delicious meal and professional, friendly service. A beautiful setting with tables inside the restaurant overlooking the street. Recommend!

Thank Kathie2006
Norwich, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

We only used the restaurant for breakfasts. There was enough to choose from with especially nice breads and a very tasty yoghurt with granola option. Coffee was good and my wife was offered several options of tea. There was also an orangey Madeira cake available, I could have eaten the whole cake it was so moist and tasty. The staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De la catedral, 150 metros al Este. Calle La Calzada., Granada, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Granada Department  >  Granada
  • Phone Number: +505 2552 3400

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