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Cafe Luz Y Luna

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Bar, International, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Del Meson 1 Cuadra Al Este | The Red Corner House., Esteli 505, Nicaragua
+505 8441 8466
07:00 - 22:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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121 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Not a local hang out, but there's alcoholic drinks as well as coffee, breakfast food, fajitas, burritos, fries. A tad overpriced. There's a selection of chocolate bars and maps in the front. I like how a portion of the profits goes toward different community projects, such as a book mobile. The owners also run a great tourist agency, Tree Huggers,... More 

Thank MZaidi227
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Cafe Luz y Luna is a nice place to meet people. There are a lot of travelers but as wel locals who come for a beer or cofee. The atmosphere is nice and the locals who work in the cafe/restaurant try to give you the best service. Not only serving food, but as wel answering the questions you have, give... More 

2 Thank Hanne V
Esteli, Nicaragua
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed listening to guitar music and singing by, firstly two Nicaraguans, and secondly, a Scottish guy who lives in Nicaragua. Lovely atmosphere. We ate the aubergine bake and the lentil dish. Both delicious and very reasonably priced.

Thank owstonlewis
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Please don't go here the food is overpriced, it's awful, we had hummus??? It was flavourless mush, nachos that in reality was a small bowl of crisps and a beer, we complained but were greeted with a shrug of the shoulders, we carried on complaining just to be ignored, the food was rubbish the staff rubbish, in over 150 reviews... More 

Thank Chris M
cafeluzylunahotel, Manager at Cafe Luz Y Luna, responded to this review

We’re so sorry to hear that you have expressed so literally, your alleged, poor “awful” food experience at Cafe Luz. Our vegetarian nachos dish is the most popular we have on the menu, alongside the original cajun fries, and it’s built of fresh corn chips, with a daily-made fresh tomato salsa with locally-made fresh mozzarella cheese our standard and delicious... More 

South America
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453 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The food was okay here but nothing more. The salad I had was prepared poorly enough and overdressed. The veggie option my wife had was more successful. All in all a mixed bag.

Thank Aidan80
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Cafe Luz Y Luna is a hopping place where locals and international travelers mingle for coffee in the afternoons and beer in the evening. I have not eaten there, but the coffee and beer is excellent. They even offer a local microbrew. The service is nice and even though so many of the visitors come from the local expat community,... More 

1 Thank Carolapf1
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The food is good and the place nice to have a drink. You will meet other tourists as it is just in front of a travel agency

Thank fannygdn
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I gave this café two opportunities. The first time it took 30 minutes for a 4oz hamburger. I bit into it and it was the consistency of a charcoal briquette and Pop Rocks. It immediately fell out my mouth and made a sound hitting my plate. I checked the rest of the burger and it was rock solid. It took... More 

Thank forestbynum
cafeluzylunahotel, Manager at Cafe Luz Y Luna, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We welcome all constructive criticism, as it helps us to keep improving. We have reviewed your comments in detail with our team in Cafe Luz, and made sure that our kitchen team all know how to prepare perfectly the tasty hamburger people usually recommend us for. We take pride in our guest service and attention, our... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner here two nights while in Esteli and were very happy with our tours we did with Tree huggers which is affiliated with the Luna hostel and Cafe Luna. We did a mural tour with Wilder and also toured Miraflor with the company. Very reasonable prices for the restaurant and tours. Highly recommend both if you are going... More 

2 Thank playa4ever
Esteli, Nicaragua
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I've been to Cafe Luz several times while in Esteli, and I'm guaranteed to keep going back. There are a number of reasonably priced vegetarian options, which are harder to come by in Esteli overall. Two recommendations I would have are the veggie burger and the hummus wrap!

1 Thank lysh19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Cafe, Bar, International, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Meson 1 Cuadra Al Este | The Red Corner House., Esteli 505, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Esteli Department  >  Esteli
  • Phone Number: +505 8441 8466
A cultural melting pot for travellers and Nicas alike in central Esteli! Organic coffee, free wifi, chill tunes, cervezas and ron, and a varied menu which uses locally grown organic produce from our Kitchen Garden Project in Miraflor and El Limon. Profits are reinvested into the projects over at Luz Verde.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?