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Mi Viejo Ranchito

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$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Spanish, Grill
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Km 17.5 Carretera a Masaya | Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
+505 2279 2865
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

A nice place, many varieties of diches of nicaragua. Some are real nicaraguan, some are a bit modified in taste. Prices are a bit high. But atleast tip is included in the bill. For me im done visiting the chain. Im gonna try oder places.

Thank humberto m
Newark, New Jersey
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153 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

i got carne asada and it was dry and came out very rare and i asked for medium. it was the worst carne asada i've ever had. the nachos were ok, nothing great. the yucca frita was good, but that's hard to mess up. the atmosphere was nice and i would like it more as a place to get some... More 

Thank lolo c
Exeter, United Kingdom
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513 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

Mi Viejo Ranchito seems to be a chain of restaurants serving Nicaraguan type food. I visited their delightful outlet at Catarina near Masaya. It is out of town but you will come across it on your way to Santa Catarina. There is a nice front garden and inside the restaurent is spacious. The menu is extensive. I had the Pork... More 

Thank gyanfernando
Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

We tasted native food there and was delicious. They also have a small bakery and even sell honey for a fraction of the price in USA. We loved it there. The only downside is the getting there since we had to take a bus and cross the highway (dangerous)

Thank 388Luci
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

I am in Nicaragua, and went to the Ranchito in Carretera Masaya, I order the churrasco the meet was cold and flavorless, the Zanahoria drink was too sugary, might as well order a glass of sugar with water, and the waiters have poor attention to the costumers with attitude I guess that is part of the costume in Nicaragua, shame... More 

Thank Nando13579
Managua, Nicaragua
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215 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Had better times; Today it has become a very commercial place and the quality has declined significantly, with smaller portions and poor service. Apparently, the fact that it is heavily visited by foreigners who are passing through Nicaragua, it has neglected the quality of the typical dishes that the Nicaraguans appreciate. Foreign visitors having no previous references in our culinary... More 

1 Thank Jorge A
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

Only went once, it was good, but no so good to return anytime so. There are a lot of restaurants to try, so until I finish try most of them out I'll probably return here. Word to the wise: don't order quesadillas here; if you truly want to try them out, go to Nagarote (which is north to Managua).

Thank leoberreondo
Granada, Nicaragua
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

Poor value for your money.. Very Poor service Extremely Poor food Noisy and dirty Don't go there We come for breakfast it was in one word poor

2 Thank David D
Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

I visit with my nephews and we order a "combito de fajitas de pollo... Even my nephews of only 7yrs. Of age was surprise that the chicken strips were thinner than the french fries. Ridiculous!!!!

1 Thank yessy28
Coral Springs, Florida
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2,186 reviews
1,196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 660 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

I was picked up at the airport along with a couple I did not know. The restaurant was selected by the tour guide. The menu was Spanish, the facilities and restaurant clean. I had scrambled eggs, tomatoes, no meat, tortilla, orange juice. My new friends had meat , eggs, beans, the works. Including coffee con leche. Cost $$

Thank 387indy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, Central American, Spanish, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 17.5 Carretera a Masaya | Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Managua Department  >  Managua
  • Phone Number: +505 2279 2865

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