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La Princesa de la isla

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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on the beach, Nicaragua
+505 8854 2403
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place can only be visited if you have reservations. Nice owners, pretty good food, simple but tasty, found it expensive for the 3 courses. Nice change otherwise compared to most other restaurants

Thank rkglauser
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hosts are one of the most accommodating and friendly couples i have met so far. But not only that, the food is seasonal, super fresh and simply delicious. You can taste and feel the Italian spirit at this place. Also one of those sunsets you won't forget if you come at the right time and have a cold beer... More 

Thank Julian P
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed with a friend in the nice hotel which is connected with the restaurant. So we had the chance to experience the amazing Italian dishes from Alessandro. He is cooking wonderful fresh seafood dishes. Alessandro and his wife Costanza a really nice people and you will enjoy your dinner at the Princesa.

Thank AndiBen
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having re-read the positive reviews and looked again at the pictures of the beautiful outdoor seating, I have little more to ad. I can recommend arriving a little before sunset and watching from a peaceful spot under a tree, drinking a fine glass of chilled wine and listening to the waves lap up on the rocks. I can recommend planning... More 

Thank David Y
Atherton, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Made reservations and confirmed. 5 minutes before our reservation they called to cancel 'help problems'. Tried to book today, reminding them of what happened yesterday 'can't help you.' AVOID

Thank steveseabolt
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

An typical Italian cook that understands his roots and food. Best diner and atmosphere of the island!

Thank Danijel D
Englewood, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

You must declare your intention to dine here in advance and the entree you would like so that the owners can procure what they need in order to prepare it for you! We were seated outside on the beach and the meal was to die for! The owners are very personable and professional. The servings are more than ample -... More 

Thank Judy S
on the road
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338 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Well above average for Corn Island. Fare is different from the usual menu offered at island restaurants. Includes Thai curries and home baked goods.

Thank sheilds
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I've been home for almost two weeks, and at breakfastime and dinnertime I'm still wishing I could return to this exceptionally charming and lovely spot...both for the food, and for the feeling of having been hosted at someone's home (someone who won't allow you to clear your own plate or do the dishes, of course). Dining at La Princesa feels... More 

Thank John D
minneapolis, MN
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was our 2nd time to Big Corn and at LaPrincesa and its always a treat. You want to reserve earlier that day, as they go to the market and get items needed to prepare meals for that evening, so you can let them know if you have specific item from menu you would like(or something you don't eat). Everything... More 

Thank northshoregirl1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: on the beach, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region  >  Corn Islands  >  Big Corn Island
  • Phone Number: +505 8854 2403

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