Best Restaurants in Granada

The often-visited international city of Granada boasts its many great restaurants.  Foreigners, more so than locals, are the ones running the restaurants. They come to visit Granada, end up falling for its charm and then decide to make Granada their new home.  These foreigners are from the US, Canada, Europe and many other regions of the world.  As a result Granada has a wide range of cuisine from all over the world.

Granada's Best Restaurants 

Top 3

1)      O’Shea’s

2)      Mona Lisa

3)      El Zaguan

O’Shea’s is an Irish restaurant that is owned and run by a true Irishman.  Tommy Griffin, the owner, first opened primarily as a smoothie bar.  However, before long he had a full restaurant.  O’Shea’s was open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  For breakfast, guests can enjoy a Nicaraguan, American, or Irish-style breakfast.  As great as breakfast is at O’Shea’s, guests must come back for lunch or dinner and really get the Irish experience in Nicaragua.  You can come back and have some of their signature fish & chips along with an ice cold beer.  They have a wide selection to choose from which includes the very popular beer, Guinness.  If you are not in the mood for a beer, they have a large selection of fruit smoothies from which to choose.  They smoothie that combines strawberries, banana, and orange juice is amazing- a definite must.  They do have other fruit combinations if you are looking for something a little different.

Best of Granada Restaurants Mona LisaMona Lisa is a great place for visitors to try authentic Italian pizza.  Visitors that come through Granada rave about the quality of Mona Lisa’s Italian cuisine.  It is known as the best pizza in town.  Many have said it’s the best they have ever had. They also serve great pasta dishes, including delicious puttanesca and anchuca sauces.  The service and atmosphere in the restaurant is unique in that they have side play area for kids while they wait for their meals and the atmosphere is very relaxed.  Guests can sit back and enjoy themselves.  Located at one end of the Calzada street, it is less noisy than some of the other restaurants nearby.  Do not pass up a chance to try this cuisine if you are in the area.

El Zaguan is the best restaurant in Granada to try some of Nicaragua’s famed steak.  Some of their steak dishes include a jalepeño steak or a pineapple steak.  Many do not know that one of Nicaragua’s main exports is beef.  At El Zaguan guest will be able to try a top quality steak prepared to their liking.  When foreigners ask locals for a great place to eat many end up at the doors of El Zaguan.  Guests end up raving about the items on the menu.  Most visitors staying in Granada for a few days end up going to El Zaguan multiple times.  There is both indoor and outdoor seating.  Outdoor seating is great because guests can take in Granada as they enjoy their meal.

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  1. william lopez says:

    Award-winning, named “most exciting restaurant in Nicaragua,” by the New York Times, January 13, 2013, 46 Places to Visit in 2013 – Calle La Libertad, Granada Nicaragua (505) 2552-6496


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