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Happy

$$ - $$$American, Latin,
Iglesia San Jose - 25 Vrs. Al Sur | Parque Dario, Matagalpa 00000, Nicaragua
+505 2772 2958
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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wet burrito” (14 reviews)
“hamburger” (15 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Iglesia San Jose - 25 Vrs. Al Sur | Parque Dario, Matagalpa 00000, Nicaragua
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The place is small but looks good, friendly host. The food is quite okay but not really special. We would prefer some of the other, more authentic, places in Matagalpa. Also, there were sitting some very annoying people on the table next to us, who...More

Thank marlo3sj3
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

So happy to find Happy California in a Nica town with few quality dining choices. Really great service from one of the owners, very clean and delicious food! I enjoyed wet burrito while my friends raved about the cheeseburgers, beer can chicken, and lasagna. Definitely...More

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

My friend and I ate here last night. The owner is super friendly and we were able to ask many questions about traveling and the area, as well as talk about places in California that he used to live. The food was great, and we...More

Thank Remy A
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We have visited Happy Matagalpa several times during our month long visit here! It's definitely one of the best meal options here in Matagalpa if you're craving a burger or taco salad. Friendly staff, many menu options, and tasty food. The owner even gave us...More

Thank Sarabeth F
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Recently visited Happy in Matagalpa! I had one of the best burgers Ive had ever! We had free chips and salsa with GUMBO!!! Best Gumbo In Nicaragua thats for sure. We also got to meet Mr. Gustavo the owner. He made sure we had a...More

Thank Khalil E
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Everything about this place is great....first the food. The Wet Burrito is to dye for...go with the Pork! the Owner is an excellent host and fun to chat with. The happy ice cream is specially made for this restaurant, and is a must try! Small,...More

1  Thank Kristin K
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Not only was the food delicious, the service was superb! The owner was so kind. He placed a delicious minestrone soup to go in a glass container so I could take it to my mom at the hotel and offered to pick it up in...More

1  Thank Marisol T
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Were looking for a relaxed place to eat and ended up at Happy. We've ordered the burgers, a Happy burrito and (my choice and favorite) the wet burrito. Nice and spicy, just as promised. A nice and away from the noise restaurant. It deserves more...More

1  Thank GuruMichael
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Loved this place - they delivered to our hotel and it was so fresh and good The owner was so helpful and went out of his way to serve our group.. Would go there again - breakfast burrito was amazing

Thank lcorum21
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Wonderful food and amazing attention - where you feel welcomed and at home the second you step in the door. We were lucky enough to enjoy our meal at Happy on their 3rd Anniversary / the 4th of July - with a traditional 4th meal....More

Thank Meaghan G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$11
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Iglesia San Jose - 25 Vrs. Al Sur | Parque Dario, Matagalpa 00000, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Matagalpa Department  >  Matagalpa
  • Phone Number: +505 2772 2958
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Description
Happy was born from the desire to bring the diverse range of cuisines and ethnicities from California to Matagalpa while utilizing the freshest local ingredients to support small, local farmers and producers. Chef and co-owner, Thor was born and raised in California and cooked professionally in several renowned restaurants and hotels in the San Francisco Bay Area. Co-owner Gustavo, born in Matagalpa, spent over 30 years in the San Francisco Bay Area working in Banquets and Catering. Specializing in fine hospitality and friendly service, Gustavo excelled at such well known hotels as Crowne Plaza, Sheraton, and Hilton. Together Gustavo and Thor have created Happy, a place to enjoy comfortable, delicious, fresh, and affordable cuisine. We will continually strive to provide the best quality ingredients and occasionally change the menu to evolve with our customers' feedback and culinary desires. We welcome your comments and very much appreciate your patronage.
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