Where to Eat in Tola: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 10, 2017 Roger Rusk

Discover the best restaurant in Tola, Nicaragua including Barrio Cafe, Restaurante El Navegante, Simon Says Smoothie Bar, Nacho Libre, Pili's Kitchen, Da Surf Spot, La Finca y el Mar, Cafe Mediterraneo, Soma Surf Resort Restaurant, La Mesa
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1. Barrio Cafe

Del Mercado Municipal, 1c al Oeste | Del Mercado Municipal, 1c Al Oeste, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Latin, Cafe, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$31 - HK$157 +505 2568 2294
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 900 reviews

Barrio Cafe

Reviewed By pasqualejunk - Shallotte, North Carolina

We had just arrived in San Juan late evening so first thing to do in am was find coffee of course. So wandering around town stopped at several places to try and buy a cup of joe to go to no avail. Then stumbled on the barrio which if Im correct means neighborhood? Went inside and got 2 cups to go and breakfast to go AWESOME.So next time in town get the coffee you wont be disappointed.

2. Restaurante El Navegante

Calle del Lago 6 Av Sureste | Next to the Pier of St. George, Rivas, San Jorge 00561, Nicaragua Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Gastropub, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$24 - HK$141 +505 2560 2055
Excellent
33%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

Restaurante El Navegante

Located on the shore of the Great Lake Nicaragua a few meters from the entrance of the harbour to Ometepe Island. From the tables on the Terrace, you can taste our specialities in SALMON and other local seafood and lakefood enjoying the breeze of the lake and the wonderful view of Ometepe Island and its two volcanoes. Ideal for families and groups.

Reviewed By Brittany J - Calgary, Canada

We popped in here before grabbing the ferry to Ometepe. After looking around to find a server, we finally got someone's attention. We grabbed drinks, and tostones (which were decent, but of course come at a tourist price) and the had to find someone again to get our bill. It's convenient to kill hour, but don't expect much.

3. Simon Says Smoothie Bar

Avendida Vanderbilt | Del Gato Negro, 60 Mts Al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +505 8148 0103
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 304 reviews

Simon Says Smoothie Bar

Reviewed By JenDenMythra

Stopped in for a quick bite on a recommendation by house mates. I was so surprised once I walked into the door to head toward the back garden area. Super fun, inviting and great atmosphere for relaxing and enjoying their delicious smoothies and healthy bites! Definitely will be back to just enjoy the garden and refreshing atmosphere. Fair priced for such fresh ingredients and quantity ! A must stop!

4. Nacho Libre

Del Mercado Municipal, 1c al Oeste, 1/2c al Norte, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 315 reviews

Nacho Libre

Gourmet Hamburgers-the BEST in San Juan del Sur

Reviewed By Diana H - Cluj-Napoca, Romania

I love this place! Awesome place to grab a bite - must try their finger licking good burgers! The staff is absolutely amazing - friendly and fun like nowhere else in San Juan! You can be sure you are going to have a great time...MoreThanks Diana :)

5. Pili's Kitchen

Beach Club, Hacienda Iguana, Playa Colorado, Rivas, Nicaragua Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub, Fusion, South American, Central American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$118 +505 8368 9286
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Pili's Kitchen

Cooking with love right at the beach!

Reviewed By TonyPKL - Kings Langley, United Kingdom

Lovely spot on the beach (once you negotiate getting in to the Iguana complex) Nice menu, very well presented food on the plate and tasty with it. A couple of very reasonable wines available as well. Excellent service with Pili the perfect host. We loved it and will return!

6. Da Surf Spot

Playa Santana, Tola, Nicaragua Bar, Pub, Central American, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
72%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Da Surf Spot

Reviewed By TWRogers - Phoenix, Arizona

Da surf spot is a cute little outdoor eating taco stand right on Santana beach within spitting distance from the Rancho Santana clubhouse. Simple tacos, smoothies, chips. Cheap breakfasts and a fun owner who aims to please. A great place to have a cold one after Surfing or an Alt lunch or breakfast stop

7. La Finca y el Mar

Nic 62 | Rancho Santana, Tola 48500, Nicaragua Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch +505 8809 6153
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

La Finca y el Mar

Translated, our name is The Farm and the Sea. We showcase a locally sourced menu. Relax and soak in the ambiance of the archi-tec-ture of La Finca y el Mar which was inspired, in part, by sea-side farm-houses in Andalucía, Spain. Open-air ter-races frame stun-ning views of the Pacific as well as rolling hills, flow-ers and rock formations. Buen Provecho!

Reviewed By TonyPKL - Kings Langley, United Kingdom

All meals are an experience here. Breakfast is excellent as is lunch but dinner is superb. Great menu, well presented and delicious food. I particularly recommend the pork belly to begin and then believe it or not the pork chop, wonderful flavours. Reasonable wines. Great service and great views from the Terrace.

8. Cafe Mediterraneo

In front of the market | Costado Oeste del Mercado Municipal, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Reservations, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$31 - HK$118 +505 8279 0012
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 212 reviews

Cafe Mediterraneo

Delicious Italian Food, traditional recipes

Reviewed By tequilawitch - Whistler, Canada

The food & service are the best in SJDS. The bruschetta and house salad was so fresh & tasty. I had breakfast here twice and the omellets are filling and get you going for the day. They welcome you with a smile and make you want to return again and again.

9. Soma Surf Resort Restaurant

Playa Guasacate, Popoyo, Tola 11111, Nicaragua Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi International, Contemporary Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$55 - HK$118 +505 8995 0282
Excellent
82%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 11 reviews

Soma Surf Resort Restaurant

Located at Soma Surf Resort. Although Soma is in a rural and somewhat isolated setting, we think you will be pleasantly surprised by the variety and flavor of the food served. We concentrate on local foods, including fruits, vegetables, fish, beef, pork and chicken, with an emphasis on pairing great tastes with tantalizing recipes for nourishing and satisfying meals. Soma is a casual open air restaurant serving fresh fare with a distinct flavor using natural ingredients where you will truly savor the "farm to table" experience. We have a full service bar where you won't want to leave without trying one of our thirst quenching mojitos. Please call for Reservations to confirm availability.

Reviewed By Lynnthetraveleer - New York City, New York

From beginning to end this place is superb. The welcome, the hospitality and the ambiance are only exceeded by the food and service. Everything possible is made ther and the fish and meat dishes are outstanding. The homemade sauces and relishes, the Crestor fries and inventive desserts are just part of this unique experience!

10. La Mesa

Mukul Beach resort and spa, Tola, Nicaragua Reservations, Waitstaff Mexican, South American, Central American +505 2563 7100
Excellent
84%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

La Mesa

Reviewed By dmittleman - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Gourmet food in the tropics is not always easy to find. The menu is varied and inviting. There are two tasting menus. Although not every course on the menu I had was a home run, overall the quality, presentation, and service was outstanding. The meal isn't inexpensive, though. If you can afford it, highly recommended.

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