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Main Street at Boat Dock, El Castillo, Nicaragua
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Marquette, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Great food and great service on a side street away from the river, but a nice shaded area with trees and a small pond/creek. The curry was especially tasty.

Thank soulduck1
Portsmouth, Virginia
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Our third visit to El Castillo and our third time enjoying the well prepared dishes at Borders. There are plenty of places to eat in El Castillo, but few offer such a delicious array. The smoothies are remarkably good. Cone here to eat, you will be glad you did.

Thank ed4_vida_rica
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

I met Jamil (the owner) through a Peace Corps friend who was stationed at a nearby village, and spent some time at Borders during my week long visit. The juices were delicious and their frozen coffee was great since the weather was so hot!

Thank Kim S
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015

When we arrived, the one worker said he was working alone as his two coworkers had been out partying last night and never returned:) We appreciated his honesty, and rather than ordering food, just had coffee and played cards. Coffee was good, but espresso machine was broken so options were limited. Stray dogs sniffing at your feet during the card... More 

Thank handrew62
Morges, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2012

I stayed 4 days in El Castillo and I think I went to Border's Cafe at least one a day, for lunch, dinner or just their exquisite frozen coffee. The Border's Cafe has now moved more in the inside of the town and we learnt that the owner (Jamil) is now building a bigger place where he will be able... More 

Thank Michelle1007
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2012

when we stayed in El Castillo, we loved spending some time, relaxing at Borders Café, drinking coffee or one of their delicious juices. Food is also great, lot's of vegetarian options.

Thank lautrix
granada nic
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2011

Overpriced. Food ave. I've tried it several times. The staff seemed pompous. They seem to take advanage of their location at the river landing.

Thank edward g
La Ceiba, Honduras
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2011

the best spot in town for a good coffee or meal. They are now in a new location very close to the Hotel Victoria. Great veggie dishes and most of all, friendly staff

Thank hondurastips
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2010

Whether in town for a few days or a few hours of sightseeing, Borders is a must stop! Conveniently located at the dock. this restaurant has the perfect second-floor location for gorgeous river views and watching the daily lives of the locals. - all with a casual, open-air ambiance, and internet access for approximately $1 an hour. Aside from a... More 

Thank 2RovingWanderers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street at Boat Dock, El Castillo, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rio San Juan Department  >  El Castillo

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?