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El Mexicano

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De la Doctora Rizo 75 Vrs al Este 505, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
+505 2772 3732
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Blair, Nebraska, United States
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a friend to celebrate her birthday. This restaurant has by far the best Mexican food I have had since arriving in Nicaragua. The food is tasty and the portions for the price very good. I had the enchiladas suiza which were C$110 and my friend ordered the nachos C$110. The food is reasonably priced and as... More 

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great food and super friendly owner & chef. Fresh, authentic Mexican food and very reasonable prices! A great find...look forward to returning.

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Thank 2RoamingGnomies
Eduars E, Propietario at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinión, siempre es un gusto servirles. Gracias nuevamente por su opinión pero sobretodo por visitarnos. More 

Waterloo, Canada
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were starving and El Mexicano definitely fixed that. Really delicious, authentic and reasonably priced Mexican food!

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Thank JaimeC214
Eduars E, Propietario at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinión y que bueno que les gusto nuestra comida, siempre es un gusto servirles. More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The chef/owner resided in Guadalajara and San Francisco prior moving here with his Nicaraguan wife. He has had to tame down some of the spicier dishes in response to the Nicaraguan palate and adapt some dishes to account for the absence of some spices and herbs. All in all an excellent result with the Enmoladas, which like chicken tacos bathed... More 

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Eduars E, Propietario at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Hola soy Maria, pero en nombre de Eduars y mio muchas gracias por tu opinión, nos alegra muchísimo que les... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This was my first visit and when I'm back in Matagalpa I will return. The hostess/waitress/owner is one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet! The chef/husband/owner was very nice too and prepared wonderful Mexican food. They truly made you feel like family. I think this will be a regular stop for The Tin Roof Foundation, when... More 

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Eduars E, Gerente at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias, por tu opinión. Siempre es un gusto poder atenderlos. Gracias nuevamente por su visita y opinión. Los esperamos... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My family has enjoyed both lunch and dinner at El Mexicano. The ingredients are fresh, dishes are authentic, and table service is good. This place is clean. Try the mole sauce!!

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Thank Joshua M
Eduars E, Gerente at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinión y recomendación. Gracias a Usted y su familia, regresen pronto los esperamos en Matagalpa especificamente... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I came here craving Mexican food an was amazed at finding actually delicious Mexican food in Nicaragua. The owner/Chef, is an actual Mexican who knows the recipes by heart making the food as authentic as possible. This is definitely the restaurant with the nicest staff I have been to in Nicaragua. I highly recommend it.

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Thank BrianOtter
Eduars E, Gerente at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias, por su opinión siempre es un gusto poder servirles y sobretodo que disfrute de nuestra comida. Regresen pronto... More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Matagalpa during a power cut so weren't sure we'd find anywhere open/serving food without the deafening sound of a generator, however el Mexicano proved us wrong! They were doing things by candle light which actually provided a really lovely atmosphere. The food was delicious & really good value & the service was super-friendly.

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Thank Lisa T
Eduars E, Gerente at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinion, los esperamos pronto en Matagalpa, Nicaragua exactamente en Restaurante El Mexicano para mejorar su experiencia. More 

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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this nice little restaurant mostly because it is closely located to our hostel. We were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and especially the hostess, Maria. Maria is a great hostess who really goes above and beyond for her customers. She almost moved heaven and earth, for instance, to make her coffee machine work - which was apparently... More 

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Eduars E, Gerente at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Soy Maria, gracias que bellos comentarios me ayudan a seguir trabajando con mucho mas gusto. Gracias nuevamente, los esperamos en... More 

York, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This place is popular with the budget crowd. It's just opposite the huge hostel (onda something) and seems to get good business from them. Portions are plenty big and the food is pretty tasty. Relaxing spot to have a beer too.

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Eduars E, Gerente at El Mexicano, responded to this review
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Gracias por su opinión siempre es un gusto saber que hacemos un buen trabajo. Lo esperamos en sus próximas vacaciones More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De la Doctora Rizo 75 Vrs al Este 505, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Matagalpa Department  >  Matagalpa
  • Phone Number: +505 2772 3732

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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?