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“Simple well done bistro”
Review of Gato blanco

Gato blanco
Ranked #8 of 61 Restaurants in Matagalpa
Price range: US$3 - US$10
Description: Gato blanco is a restaurant with a nice atmosphere, with a terrace to enjoy a very interesting international menu of delicious dishes, with a diverse proposal of sea food, nice different desserts or a good coffee from the north of Nicaragua.
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Description: Gato blanco is a restaurant with a nice atmosphere, with a terrace to enjoy a very interesting international menu of delicious dishes, with a diverse proposal of sea food, nice different desserts or a good coffee from the north of Nicaragua.
Reviewed April 17, 2017

It used to be, back when I lived here a few years ago, that your options were limited to Toro Bravo that has maybe the worst service on the planet but some good food or one of the two good pizzerias, Meson Italiano or La Vida et Lindo.

So ironically, the son of the former and the daughter of the latter have teamed up to make this lovely little restaurant and know what they're doing, the food is simple but good (I recommend the salads or pastas but the pizzas should the thing, I just don't much like pizza).

It's a beautiful and comfy little place, inside and out.

1  Thank ArbitraryTravels
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Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is easy to find directly across the street from the Sinsa Home Improvement store on no name street (like 99% of every other home or businesses in town).

Featuring a quaint outdoor seating area as you arrive and a nondescript small indoor dining room we chose to sit outside which provided us the ability to people watch too.

Our server Oscar was very attentive but not annoyingly so. We started with the ceviche and salmon carpachio which were both outstanding even compared to better North American restaurants.

For our mains we had salmon and calamari as the New York Stake (that's how it was spelled). Both were served with couscous. The salmon thankfully was not over cooked as it so often is. It was very good. The calamari was ok but kind of drowning in lime juice which reminded me of the ceviche we had just enjoyed.

Our whole meal including two Tonas and two Sangrias was about $36 USD.

A special shout out to our server Oscar who happily called his friend who has a cab to take us the 3/4 mile back to our hotel for about 66 cents each! Try that in the USA!

All in all a memorable dinner in Matagalpa.

1  Thank David10_1960
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

The food here is delicious and the service is better than most. Even on a very busy Saturday night, with all the tables full of locals, they managed to keep up with service in a very untypical way for Nicaragua. I had a delicious tomato salad and a grilled salmon dish that would have stood up anywhere. Lovely patio, and of course, an adorable white cat!

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1  Thank MelindacycleTO
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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Attentive waitstaff. Great ambience and adorable patio area. Very good food. We had the salmon special and a fish ceviche in lime and maracuya. Would order both again.

1  Thank Heather V
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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Food is delicious, price is good and on weekends there are shows! In my opinion is the best restaurant in the city of Matagalpa.

1  Thank Evelyn G
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