Where to Eat in Little Corn Island: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 30, 2017 Ying Subia

The Corn Islands (Spanish: Las Islas del Maíz) are two islands about 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, constituting one of 12 municipalities of the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region. The official name of the municipality is Corn Island (the English name is officially used in Spanish-speaking Nicaragua).
Things to do in Little Corn Island

1. Tranquilo Cafe

Little Corn Island | Between the 2 dive shops, Nicaragua Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Barbecue, American, Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$24 - HK$94 +505 8336 3068
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 557 reviews

Tranquilo Cafe

Open for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, Tranquilo Cafe offers delicious and refreshing alternatives to the standard Central American "rice & beans" fare: Fresh Kingfish Ceviche, juicy Cheddar Cheeseburgers, catch-of-the-day Fish Tacos, marinated Chicken Fillet sandwiches, Quesadillas, House-made Chips and Guacamole, Vegetarian/Vegan options, and nightly Dinner Specials. With a recently added back-yard BBQ Smoker, we now feature succulent Baby Back Ribs, juicy Pulled Pork, and Mojo Chicken platters, along with our own BBQ sauce, and fresh made sides including our own fresh Corn Bread. Also featuring fresh brewed Nicaraguan Coffees (hot & iced varieties) and Espresso, fresh-made local fruit juice drinks, made-to-order fruit/yogurt Smoothies (including Minga's special; Banana-Avocado w/cinnamon and vanilla), daily-baked Cookies, Brownies, Banana Bread & Carrot Cakes, Ice Cream desserts, and much more. Famous for our Bonfire Parties, we're also the island night spot. A great laid back atmosphere, with a variety of music from all over the world (including local DJ Nights and live cultural music/dance groups). It's a terrific place to meet up with other fun-seeking travelers. Come early to our Happy Hour (5-7 pm), and check out the drink specials; Rum Punch, Sangria and many 2 for 1 rum drink deals. Also, the widest selection of imported beers on the island. Our deck is located right on the beach on the front side of the island, between the 2 dive shops, with a great view for sunsets and people watching.

Reviewed By Megan L - Winnipeg, Canada

I enjoyed this place a few times, once for a great meal with friends (great nachos and fresh fish) and other times for drinks and free entertainment. I definitely recommend a visit here.
There were good vibes here and it’s across from the water on the main path.

2. Cafe Desideri

Beach Front, Nicaragua (Formerly Italian Restaurant) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Cafe, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +505 8412 6341
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 311 reviews

Cafe Desideri

Reviewed By Megan L - Winnipeg, Canada

Everything I had here was enjoyable (except for the omelette). The pizza was amazing, so was the breakfast Sandwich on coconut bread, and the fresh smoothies.
The best part was the CHEESECAKE. It is so much better here because of the humidity levels. It’s an absolute must.
The staff were friendly and it was nice to sit on the sand in the sun if we wanted. There were wooden chairs and hammocks to enjoy. The chef (owner?) was very kind.
It was nice that they had filtered tap water too. And you didn’t have to go to the restaurant to use it. It was on the side after the stairs to go up.
I highly recommend this restaurant. (They also have wifi)

3. Havana Cuban Restaurant

Main Street, Nicaragua Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Havana Cuban Restaurant

Reviewed By Angela P - Granada, Nicaragua

Maybe it was because we just got off a boat and were in desperate need of nutrition and refreshments... but this unassuming beachside cafe served the most amazing, tender, juicy lobster on a coconut roll I have ever tasted! It was so good we went back again just to be sure. And it was not a fluke, that cook knows how to cook a lobster perfectly! It's almost poached, al dente, not rubbery and dry. So so good! Highly recommend this place!

4. The Turned Turtle Restaurant at Little Corn Beach and Bungalow

On the Beach | Cocal Beach, Nicaragua Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, International, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$126 +505 8548 1107
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 252 reviews

The Turned Turtle Restaurant at Little Corn Beach and Bungalow

Turned Turtles casual, romantic, beach front atmosphere is a great place to eat and drink with family, friends or that special someone. Don't miss the opportunity to dine on a secluded beach and experience a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner with no Reservations needed. Breakfasts start at only 2.99, Lunch at 4.50 And our dinners include starter, soup or salad, veggies and dessert for as low as 9. You can choose from our healthy options (numerous vegetarian options available) or throw caution to the wind and pamper yourself with our savory sauces and maybe a roasted Coconut cookies. Come by anytime and enjoy one of our delicious specialty drinks like frozen (not blended) margaritas, famous pina coladas, Jeff's Mudhole, Bloody Caesar or refresh yourself with a Shangri La (Tequila, gran Marnier, fresh lime juice and jalepeno). We offer some of the best food, service and value on the island in a remote beach setting. Avoid the tourist crowds and drop in.

Reviewed By davemi75 - Rochester, New York

This is a beautiful spot and was perfect for our family. Our bungalows were very comfortable, the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. We have stayed at several eco-resort and found this one exceptional.

5. Rosas Restaurant

Nicaragua Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Caribbean, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

Rosas Restaurant

Reviewed By mrosa1383 - New York City, New York

We had breakfast here our last day and wished we had visited sooner! The portions were very large with a good amount of fruit, coffee, and tons of delicious coconut French toast for just 100 cordobas! The meal was delicious/ I highly recommend for a good inexpensive meal on the island

6. Color View

12.282196, -82.977639, Nicaragua Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating Seafood, Caribbean, Pizza, Central American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Color View

Lat, Long Coords:12.282196, -82.977639Almost at the end of the town. Sit in colorful huts overlooking the water or in the atrium area on the other side of the island walkway.

Reviewed By Aquatic_Ape - Kuching, Malaysia

Color View serves excellent seafood and very good pizzas. Their lobster with garlic is so good - served with coconut rice a small salad and a different side each night (fried taro, pumpkin, mashed potatoes, fries, plantain) all for around US$6. For breakfast try their lobster scrambled egg with coconut gallo pinto, coconut bread toasted, fruit and coffee ($3).
The staff are friendly and welcoming. We often ate here twice a day over a couple of weeks. When we introduced people to the restaurant they would come back again.
Great view over the bay, especially of sunset

7. Casa Iguana

No Streets on Little Corn Island | Southeastern Side of the Island, Nicaragua Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, South American, Central American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Excellent
32%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Casa Iguana

Reviewed By LeeAnn M - Australia

Simple cabins but in the perfect location over looking the water. The cabins caught a fantastic breeze. Outside shower was an experience - better than i expected. Screens on the windows a bonus (I've stayed elsewhere on the island with no such luxury). Great balcony to relax on a hammock in.
The bar at the logged could have been better stocked and a decent happy hour would be nice.
I'd stay here again

8. The Sunset Shack Cafe

Little Corn Island | next to Tranquilo Cafe, Nicaragua Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Central American, Caribbean, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +505 8439 2443
Excellent
66%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

The Sunset Shack Cafe

Welcome to The Sunset Shack Cafe in Little Corn Nicaragua.we offer you Island Style food,our breakfast is served all day.we are open from 06:30am untill 10:30pm serving breakfast lunch and dinner.our speciality is seafood.we also offer rundown which is our traditional Island Stew.here you can also make your reservation for Fishing and Snorkleling tours with Captain Willy.we have the best price in town enjoy your vacation and Jah Bless!

Reviewed By cdnburlesque - Calgary, Canada

We had a great breakfast here on our last day. The food was fresh, coffee was excellent and our service was fast and friendly. The guy who runs this little place is happy to chat with you and will do whatever he can to meet your requests.

9. Miss Bridget's

Near Dock on Pelican Beach, Nicaragua Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Caribbean, Seafood, Latin, Spanish Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$94 +505 8437 7295
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 86 reviews

Miss Bridget's

Miss Briggette's offers local good, specialties in seafoods, all heals are made with coconut Oil. With low prices for national or international tourists, attending in a familiar and confortable ambient.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

So so good! We had the lobster curry.and garlic lobster and both were amazing, served with rice, plantains and a cabbage salad. Everything was delicious and you seriously can't beat the price. Only recommendation would be to eat there early (before 5pm) or later in the evening. We managed to go during some kind of peak mosquito time close to 6pm and we were seriously attacked as we ate. Bridgett was wonderful providing mosquito coils but we did eat quickly and got out of there.

10. Darinia's Kitchen

Little Corn Island | From the dock, 8 minutes walking right, after the police startion, 9999, Nicaragua Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating Caribbean, Seafood, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$78 - HK$118 +505 8744 3419
Excellent
92%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 123 reviews

Darinia's Kitchen

Darinia´s kitchen offer a humble home cook, here by Darinia´s kitchen you can found fresh food, tipical from(Costa Caribe) i also make, sushi, thai food, asian fusion, vegetarian, veggie, healty recepes make from myself(Darinia) Every one is very wellcome to try my food, food that i also make from own garden.

Reviewed By Gustav B

You need to make a reservation - just ask for Darinia around the village, or visit her house and make a reservation. Its a little hard to find - basically walk north on the west side of the island and go towards the Las palmeras...MoreElina and Gustav! Thank you very much for your review. You put the exactly directions of my house :-) thank you for that.

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