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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Galerias Shopping Mall has a large variety of restaurants for you enjoyment. It is now the home of the Hard Rock Cafe”
  • 22 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Complex with bars, restaurants, safe environment Great to spend the afternoon close to the heart of Managua”
  • 14 locals recommend
Theatre
“Inaugurated in 1969, named in honor of one of the most renowned poets. It was one of the few major buildings that survive the Managua earthquake in 1972. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Place to eat
“There you can do shopping, eat at the food court and enjoy bars, restaurants and night life”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Good option for dining and entertainment Restaurants in “Zona Viva” Movie theaters Playroom (mini park for toddlers and small kids)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping mall with international brands, bars, movie theater and restaurants.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Haggle for traditional Nicaraguan crafts and furniture, eat tasty local specialties or simply soak up the lively atmosphere of the Mercado Carlos Roberto Huembes. Known locally as simply El Huembes, this vast marketplace is one of the largest in Nicaragua. Mercado Carlos Roberto Huembes also attracts many talented artists. See paintings, clay sculptures, wood carvings and artwork made from shells. Browse the craft shops for a traditional Nicaraguan hammock. They are made from thick cotton and are one of Nicaragua’s most famous products. Other popular goods that make interesting souvenirs include handmade rocking chairs, embroidered clothing and baskets made from pine needles. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Take the ferry around Lake Xolotlan, walk around lake-side to get great view of some volcanoes, walk along the malecon (wharf), enjoy the sunshine, grab a beer or a meal...”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great place to go if you have children or if you like to work out. Luis Alfonso Velasquez Park has great basketball courts and running tracks. You will meet children as well as adults enjoyining it. There are water games too. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“many stores, food court, banks, department stores. Middle to high tier mall”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Este supermercado se encuentran cerca de nuestros apartamentos, donde sin lugar a duda encontrará lo necesario para sus alimentos, lavado de ropa. Aquí también está un banco para transacciones pequeñas y una farmacia.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“great scene, comforatble terrace and A/C (different ambiances), ice cold beer, great bar selection, tasty food - mainly bar food, but the also make main course meals”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Besides "La Colonia"you will find fast food restaurants, coffe shops, ice cream parlors, banks, drug stores, ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is reallly an open space were severeal food trucks gather to offer you their specialties in a informal environment.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“QUESILLOS are their specialty - local soft cheese wrapped in a hand-made torilla, smothered with a cream and pickled onion sauce, other traditional foods on the menu as well.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Car Rental
“There is a Dollar kiosk at the Costa Esmeralda Airport that upon reservation will pick guests up in Iguana and bring them to the airport to get pick up a car (free of charge). ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“Good option for dining and entertainment Restaurants in “Zona Viva” Movie theaters Playroom (mini park for toddlers and small kids)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“great scene, comforatble terrace and A/C (different ambiances), ice cold beer, great bar selection, tasty food - mainly bar food, but the also make main course meals”
  • 6 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“QUESILLOS are their specialty - local soft cheese wrapped in a hand-made torilla, smothered with a cream and pickled onion sauce, other traditional foods on the menu as well.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is reallly an open space were severeal food trucks gather to offer you their specialties in a informal environment.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great views of old and new Managua. An essential part of a city tour. There is also a canopy zip line tour.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Steak! When you order a Porterhouse, it's like doubling your dining delight. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Los Mejía Godoy son cantautores de vieja data y de renombre internacional que han dado a nuestro país mucha gloria y orgullo. Son dueños de un restaurante llamado La Casa de los Mejía Godoy donde Jueves, Viernes y Sábado hay presentaciones en vivo de artistas nacionales.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local/Traditional food...Fritanga is like the Nicaraguan barbecue. Your choice of grilled meat, served with gallo pinto (rice & beans), tajadas (plantain), and ensalada de repollo (cabbage salad). Plus, all the traditional frescos (drinks) to choose from, cacao, cebada, pitalla, etc. You truly can't go wrong... ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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