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Cafe Desideri

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central American, Italian, Cafe, South American
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Beach Front, Nicaragua (Formerly Italian Restaurant)
+505 8412 6341
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

This place had a wide variety of food and everything I tried was excellent! They offer a fun decor to look at and ipads for visitors to use to check out things on the internet.

1 Thank DeAnn S
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Cafe Desideri has it all, great coffee, amazing smoothies, tasty food (try the yellow tail in coconut sauce), fast wifi, wonderful staff and a great location (right near the beach). Bartender DC makes the best cocktails on the island, try his Cosmopolitan and his famous basil Mojito while watching the sunset. The staff is really wonderful and provides great service.

1 Thank Silvia V
York Haven, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We stopped at Desideri at least once every time we walked into town. They have great food and strong wifi. They will act as an ATM if you need more cash which you will find is a very valuable tip in the long run.

1 Thank Brandy S
Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch at Cafe Desideri when we arrived on Little Corn. It seemed to be the happening spot, and we soon discovered why - French press coffee and wifi! With power being off until 1pm daily, this is one of the few places running a generator. Food was superb - chicken, avocado and bacon wraps with a side of... More 

1 Thank sarihfl
San Jose, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

I usually hope a tiny place with local food in a little island in the Caribbean coast of Central America. But by far this Cafe exceed my expectations, very tasty food, mix of local flavors with international cooking knowledge. The smoothies are the best with to enjoy the fruits. 100% Recommended

1 Thank Andres H
Cowichan Bay, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Best staff on the island. Dc and Sunku are a blast! Especially at happy hour! Cant wait to return. See you guys soon!

1 Thank TerryDunstan
Kelowna, Canada
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379 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

In our opinion the best restaurant on the waterfront strip, this place serves generous portions of well prepared food. We tried the daily special - fried yellowtail in a tamarind sauce. The fish was a good size & well prepared. We didn't make it here for breakfast but for any coffee lover visiting the island, it's good to know espresso... More 

Thank 306KarenK306
Warsaw, Poland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We had a delicious day's special (green salad from own garden - awesome! and Thai style fried fish) plus the only real drink in Nicaragua ;) Simple Nica libre tasted great the due to better ice and quality rum inside. The waitresses were gorgeous, helpful and smiling. They have lovely view for sunrise and sunset too! I also left my... More 

1 Thank Bullvan
Ixelles, Belgium
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Food was good but menu no so large. The place may be owned by Italians it is not Italian food at all. Service was slow and a bit average. Second best option on lci

Thank Romain1136493
Calgary, Canada
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant on the beach. The seafood is tasty and DC the bartender makes a good cocktail. I like that they invite musicians to play and their hammocks and chairs on the beach are a great touch.

2 Thank Shaxspear

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Central American, Italian, Cafe, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Front, Nicaragua (Formerly Italian Restaurant)
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region  >  Corn Islands  >  Little Corn Island
  • Phone Number: +505 8412 6341

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