Fritangas aka Nicaraguan Restaurantes in South Florida / Comida Nicaraguense en Miami

Name: Yambo Nicaraguan Restaurant

Location: 1643 SW 1st St Miami, FL  33135

Tel. 305-649-0203

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 Name: Pinolandia Miami

Location: 119 NW 12th Ave. Miami, FL 33128

Tel. 305-324-4656

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Name:  Pinolandia Hollywood Fritanga y Tortilleria

Location:  6520 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33024

Tel. 954-989-2599

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Name: El Novillo Nicaraguan Steakhouse & Nightclub

Location:  6830 Bird Rd. Miami, FL 33155

Tel. 305-284-8417

Hours: hasta 10pm y 11pm fin de semana

Cover Charge: solo cuando hay un evento especial

Website:  http://elnovillorestaurant.com/home.html

Name:  Guayacan Miami Restaurant

Location: 1933 SW 8th St. Miami, FL 33135

Tel. 305-649-2015

Hours: 11-10 or 11 - 11 weekends (fin de semana)

Cover Charge: n/a

Website: http://guayacanrestaurantmiami.webs.com/

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Nicaraguan Restaurant Review - Miami, FL.  

Saturday June 18th 2016

by: Jay "Santiago" Shapiro

Guayacan Miami Restaurant.  This was the fifth date I had with my new Turkish girlfriend "Senay" (pronounced Shaw Nai)  Her favorite food in the world happens to be Peruvian and more specifically ceviche which is a coincidence since I love Turkish culture yet my favorite food is Peruvian and fav dish of all time is ceviche as well.  So that we agree on and I planned to bring her to Pekaditos Ceviche Bar which was located at: 11980 SW 8th St.  So we drove to 11th Ave and SW 8th St yet did not find Pekaditos.  Finally turned on navigation and realized that it was a part of SW 18th St which was 14 miles away and since we had already driven from the Ft. Lauderdale area we decided to stay in the area and so I found this humble little Nicaraguan restaurant which has Mediterranean Pillars out front, a casual diner side for fritanga style dining and a rustic yet comfortable and classy wooden interior dining area complete with full wine menu.  We arrived at 11pm which was closing time and only one family was dining there.  The family left and we had the whole place to ourselves.  I asked the waiter if they were closing and he exclaimed no and that it was not a problem.  They immediately served us spiced bread and ice water goblets right as we sat down. The first thing I ordered was a Toña Nicaraguan Golden Lager (4.6% alcohol) and it had a light crisp flavor.  I liked it more than any American beer.  ALOT more!!  And then Senay ordered ceviche and even though they don't have mixto on the menu the waiter asked if she preferred it estilo mixto (as if he knew what she wanted) and she said yes.  I ordered the same and some Nicaraguan tacos. The ceviche was served on a bed of purple cabbage and with red onions.  It was very tasty, very fresh, a little on the salty side but we both enjoyed it. The tacos were good also but nothing like Mexican tacos.  Nico Tacos are sort of like flautas which are deep fried and then served with a sweet cole slaw on time.  They are not that spicy yet they serve pico de gallo style spices and chimichurri sauce etc on the side for dipping.  When we started to finish at 11:40pm (40 minutes past their closing time) the waiter came by and offered me another beer!!  I declined but was VERY impressed with the service and food.  The ambiance is very humble that impressed me also.  Not fancy at all but warm and romantic.  This is not the place to take a Boca Babe but certainly the place to take the peace corp girl or cultural gal that you're really trying to impress!!!


 Nicaragua is famous for two different type of restaurants.  1.) Fritangas and 2.) Churrasco Steakhouses.  The first offers traditional Nicaraguan food at affordable prices and the later offers steak over an open fire grill. Marinated sauces are offered including but not limited to: Chimichurri, pickled (fermented) seboyas onions, diced tomatoes etc.