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Borders Cafe

River Street, El Castillo, Nicaragua
+505 8274 9359
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pasta” (15 reviews)
“juice” (10 reviews)
“curry” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
River Street, El Castillo, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Four of us had lunch. Three typical Nicaraguan plates with pork and chicken and one spaghetti. All were very good.

Thank CAK45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our favorite place to eat El Castillo, Nicaragua! Yamil serves amazing organic fresh food, amazing coffee and milkshakes ! He loves to show customers his organic garden out back!!

Thank lyeo64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place almost at the end of the village is located behind the hotel Victoria over a small bridge. It is quite. The owner is very nice and we had a fantastic fresh juice and a coffee. Both organic and tasteful.

Thank Patrice_VDD
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We were recommended to go to Borders cafe to try one of their smoothies which we did. Jamil was so friendly and welcoming, his English was very good. The smoothie was one of the best I've ever had. We booked to go back that evening...More

Thank JanTrev77
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Nice atmosphere great coffee very relaxed big choice of coffee worth a visit for all coffee lovers staff are really friendly too

Thank Angela f
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We had a nice, typical Nicaraguan breakfast at Border's. It is tucked back into a cool little garden spot. The service was very good, though we were the only ones there. The food was good, especially the gallo pinto which tasted as though it was...More

Thank Jake D
yamilniko, Propietario at Borders Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017
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Muchas gracias por sus felicitaciones y comentarios.

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner on our second night in El Castillo following a recommendation from Marga (owner of Hotel Luna del Rio) and it was very good! We both had pasta and it tasted great! The waiters were a bit slow and the bar...More

Thank Mikenica
yamilniko, Propietario at Borders Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thanks you, you welcome.

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

A bid hidden from the street we found the place. It is a nice place to sit especially in the evening. We were with four people and we all enjoyed our meals. The staff was friendly and they had WIFI! Which was good for the...More

Thank Jolanda S
yamilniko, Propietario at Borders Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017
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Muchas gracias. Saludos.

Reviewed 7 July 2017

Borders is a lovely little open-air place that serves delicious curries, pasta, and fajitas. The owner is very kind and personable, and made us feel right at home. We visited during low season, which might account for the fact that they only had one kind...More

Thank chaya713
yamilniko, Propietario at Borders Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017
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Muchas gracias, los esperamos nuevamente.

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The owner is very kind, open to talk and to help customers. The fresh juices are incredible, 100% fruitw, no added sugars or water. The food is great, a fusion of different styles which reflects the different countries that the owner visited. It has good...More

Thank Gasaro
yamilniko, Propietario at Borders Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017
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Muy agradecido por sus buenos deseos y comentarios.

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: River Street, El Castillo, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rio San Juan Department  >  El Castillo
  • Phone Number: +505 8274 9359
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This cafe is located on the Rio San Juan in El Castillo and the town can only be reached by boat.From San Carlos to El Castillo is 2 hours by boat. When you stay at El Castillo cross the brigde Victoria Hotel 50 meters to the raith.
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