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Cafe Desideri

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central American, Italian, Cafe, South American
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Beach Front, Nicaragua (Formerly Italian Restaurant)
+505 8412 6341
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Ubud, Indonesia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good little cafe on the main strip of Little Corn. Staff aren't very friendly, but the food is good and the location can't be beat.

Thank tcstravels71
Granada, Nicaragua
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Right on the beach, palm trees waving in the wind... this is a little slice of paradise! The spicy shrimp pasta here and the ginger carrot soup are so tasty! They have a great menu and friendly service! But hey, who wouldn't be friendly working on a tropical island?!

Thank Angela P
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Italian restaurant right on the beach, they played interesting music and the cheesecake is amazing.

Thank Maya22L
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is delicious and well portioned. I have not had anything bad here. The drinks are good as well.

Thank sureshmv
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Near the dock, beachfront, with the most amazing view you find this genuine restaurant with lovely people. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner at Desideri and were never disappointed! On top of this is a great vibe. Don't miss out on their mojito while watching the sunset from one of the hammocks on the beach!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best food ever. We visited this place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Multiple days! It is just great! The owners and staff are super friendly! And you should try the lemon-chia juice.

Thank Eitje2016
Cordoba, Spain
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We went here several times and always really enjoyed the quality simple food. Worth the very touristy price tag for lovely setting and good cooking. Service was a bit mixed, sometimes really relaxed and friendly and other times a bit haphazard and grumpy (we have been in Nicaragua 4 months so it's not that we're not used to how things... More 

Thank Naominomnomnom
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Good service, prices, free wifi, friendly staff. You won't find locals here. All gringos. Was sad that by and large the local eateries weren't getting the money from tourists like this place was. I went for one drink to use the wifi.

Thank Cari M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Great food and drink! Bring your water bottles: they refill with filtered water for free. They have wifi, if the island has wifi.

Thank Christopher R
Milan, Italy
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The owner is an italian old man that decided to retire on the island some years ago, and he founded this restaurant. All the dished are well prepared, with care and attention ... sure, you'll pay for them a bit more than in other places here.

Thank Chiara Z

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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
Central American, Italian, Cafe, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Front, Nicaragua (Formerly Italian Restaurant)
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region  >  Corn Islands  >  Little Corn Island
  • Phone Number: +505 8412 6341

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