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Tranquilo Cafe

Little Corn Island | Between the 2 dive shops, Nicaragua
+505 8336 3068
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (60 reviews)
“happy hour” (68 reviews)
“trivia night” (14 reviews)
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Barbecue, American, Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Little Corn Island | Between the 2 dive shops, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This cafe serve really good food, the staff is really friendly and they have the best wifi on the island which is very useful if you stay here more than 2 weeks

Thank Kasper H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It can be hot and muggy here. When you are about to lose your mind because there is a waterfall of sweat cascading down your butt crack, head to Tranquilo. They make a handmade ice cream that they layer in between two wafer/ cookies to...More

1  Thank kristinrye
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff and service was excellent. The food was great. I ate here for both breakfast and dinner. They have amazing smoothies! We participated in quiz night one evening and had a great time. The place brings in a great crowd.

1  Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't mean to, but I ended up eating here everyday. They do have daily specials. Weirdest veggie burger I ever had. Gallo Pinto on a bun. I also had fish tacos which were so filling I couldn't finish. In fact portions were big for...More

1  Thank Tracey W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friend Duane recommended this place so it was where we went for our first dinner. We loved this place, all of the staff were amazing, friendly and so on top of everything (lol my friend even wanted to take Jordan back with us to...More

1  Thank Azma O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place offers a great selection of drinks and food and entertainment and also WiFi (huge bonus on the island). Do try their pina Colada - it's out of this world. Also take advantage of their happy hour where you get 2 for 1!

1  Thank qrzawa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Tranquillo had a good selection of food that was very tasty. Although the staff were busy they always found time to ask you if everything was ok. There's a trivia/pub quiz every Tuesday night at 9pm. The bar/cafe also stocked games and books.

Thank Abby_and_Luke
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We stayed on LCI for 6 nights and spent lots of time at Tranquilo drinking Tona's and eating different dishes. The staff are great and you cant beat the location. I suggest the Nachos and the Veggie Burger. They have an amazing BBQ sauce that...More

Thank saltsunandsand
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Fun place, food okay... anything fried is prettty good, just average American bar food. Drinks are great and offer some of the best fresh fruit juices and smoothies in three island. Happy hour and drink specials are great value, beer is cold, drinks are strong......More

Thank David N
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Had some amazing nights down at tranquilo, pretty much something going on every night. The food is second to none, Whether it's Greg's Steak night ( ask for his barbecue sauce with any meal it's too die for )to a Mac'n'Cheese night, this place has...More

Thank plumb0b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Little Corn Island | Between the 2 dive shops, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region  >  Corn Islands  >  Little Corn Island
  • Phone Number: +505 8336 3068
  • E-mail
Open for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, Tranquilo Cafe offers delicious and refreshing alternatives to the standard Central American "rice & beans" fare: Fresh Kingfish Ceviche, juicy Cheddar Cheeseburgers, catch-of-the-day Fish Tacos, marinated Chicken Fillet sandwiches, Quesadillas, House-made Chips and Guacamole, Vegetarian/Vegan options, and nightly Dinner Specials. With a recently added back-yard BBQ Smoker, we now feature succulent Baby Back Ribs, juicy Pulled Pork, and Mojo Chicken platters, along with our own BBQ sauce, and fresh made sides including our own fresh Corn Bread.
Also featuring fresh brewed Nicaraguan Coffees (hot & iced varieties) and Espresso, fresh-made local fruit juice drinks, made-to-order fruit/yogurt Smoothies (including Minga's special; Banana-Avocado w/cinnamon and vanilla), daily-baked Cookies, Brownies, Banana Bread & Carrot Cakes, Ice Cream desserts, and much more.
Famous for our Bonfire Parties, we're also the island night spot. A great laid back atmosphere, with a variety of music from all over the world (including local DJ Nights and live cultural music/dance groups). It's a terrific place to meet up with other fun-seeking travelers. Come early to our Happy Hour (5-7 pm), and check out the drink specials; Rum Punch, Sangria and many 2 for 1 rum drink deals. Also, the widest selection of imported beers on the island. Our deck is located right on the beach on the front side of the island, between the 2 dive shops, with a great view for sunsets and people watching.