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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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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

This is probably the only restaurant in the village that I would recommend if you are looking for more international food and good vibe. We were lucky to see live performance on Friday, which was really nice. The food is good, although I expected more. Service was nice and friendly.

Thank Barcatko
York, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We spent a few weeks on the island. We ended up eating at and hanging out at Desidiri probably 6 times or more. The food was great and you can’t beat the view. You know the vibe on the island. Just go there and relax. Get some coconut water from the guy along the path. Dream about living there. Get... More 

1 Thank YorkHavenDave
Beech Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Loved the colorful decor. This is a nice spot in the heat of the day to catch a cool drink and local fare. Friendly owners and good service. Hard to beat a tropical island atmosphere.

1 Thank EricF22
Little Corn Island, Nicaragua
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Little Corn Island is already amazing but put yummy green salads and delish pizzas in the middle of it and you've got me. Mai-Lynn rules the roost and hosts amazing music and game nights. The place is slammed on live music nights but DC runs the bar as if he has 8 arms, knows your drink and delivers it with... More 

1 Thank FireFlyLCI
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here during the recent music festival. Nice kingfish ceviche, and the pasta dishes were huge and so delicious. Pesto penne with extra chicken was out of this world! The brownie was nice (perhaps a little sweet) and the star fruit crumble was delicious (though cold?). I only didn't like the ice cream that they were served with, which... More 

Thank kapow89
Post Falls, Idaho
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Desideri is just south of the pangas, and has good food, cold drinks, some seats on the sandy beach, and a great view of the sunsets.

Thank SKSFamilyman
Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Over three weeks on Little Corn Island I spent many days at Cafe Desideri. It's a beautiful and eclectic place with great food and good music. The owner is a wonderful woman and often in the cafe helping out. They offer wifi, rocking chairs, beach chairs and hammocks to chill out in and enjoy some coffee or a fresh juice.... More 

1 Thank araindole
Zuentersbach, Germany
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

The food is the best we had on the island. The portions are rather small though and it is a bit pricier than other places. Still great place to have a beer during happy hour, play one of their boardgames and have a light dinner.

Thank julu j
The Hague, The Netherlands
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

This is the place to hang out on Little Corn. Great Italian styles cuisine, service with a smile and decent prices. Don't forget to try a few of the cocktails on offer during happy hour, they are great too!

1 Thank AemiliusMaximus
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We had drinks and an appetizer here. They had free wifi! Drinks were good, but the waiter didn't know much of what was on the menu. Had the chips and dip, hummus wasn't convincing, nor the pico de gallo that were served as dip but the mashed beans were pretty good!

Thank Jose C

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?