There are surprisingly few restaurants to choose from outside of the hotels listed above. The finer dining can be found at the Casa Canada, Arena’s Beach and Nautilus.
Buccaneer Restaurant – Located in the Paraiso Beach Hotel near Waula Point, the Buccaneer takes pride in being considered one of the best places in town to eat. Open air dining offers views of the beach, garden and sea, and the food is prepared and served by a professional team of servers. http://www.paraisoclub.com/en/restaurant-bucanneer
Cool Spot – Don’t blink or you will miss the best place to get a cold pineapple fresco on the island! This place is tiny and set just near the street before you get to Long Bay. Have a seat, cool off and chat with the owner to learn a bit of island history.
Doña Jan – Miss Janet’s little place with the yellow sign is located in Brig Bay between the Y and the bank. The menu offers typical Nica fare, but she will be happy to cook up real coast dishes upon request, and for a good price!
Las Brisas del Mar – Centrally located just 1 block right of the wharf in a blue building. Listen for the loud music and look for the Eskimo ice cream sign. They offer typical Nica breakfast, lunch and dinner. Think rice and beans (without the coconut), tostones and meat. Bring C$70 – C$180 and decent Spanish.
Restaurant Typical Taste – Cool little open-air bar/restaurant located far from everything except the beach. Good typical Nica food with a creole twist. Rice and beans with coconut, good seafood or a big plate of chop suey coupled with the good reggae and chilled out beach atmosphere make this restaurant a good option for lunch. Plan on spending C$120 – C$200 per plate.
Judith’s Place - Don’t go looking for a sign, this tiny place is at the wharf. More for local workers than tourists, the food is typical nica but tasty. C$80 – C$150
Lidia’s Place – Right next door to Judith’s place is Lidia’s at the Fisher’s Cove hotel. Nice view over the bay and good food makes for a good lunch/dinner place. C$100 – C$220
Restaurant Relax – Great place on the South End to get an ice cream and watch the island go by. They offer good food including an interesting twist on burritos (who needs a tortilla?). A few cords less expensive than most other places, indoor and outdoor seating available.
Sunrise Restaurant – Located in the Sunrise hotel in the South End. Good food, great lobster when in season. C$120 – C$250
Random comedores in the street – You will find a few of these on the island. These are the best options for a filling, less expensive meal. All are typical Pacific-side dishes…pollo frito or grilled pork, fried plantain chips, gallo pinto, cheese, cabbage salad and fresco. There are at least two in Brig Bay between the Y and the bank, there is another on the side of the road just between the other Y and the gas station. Usually between C$80 and C$100.
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