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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
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Barbecue, American, Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, International, Pub, Healthy
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 4 January 2021

Ate here 2x last week on a trip with friends. Power was down on Little Corn for a few days, and Tranquilo's has a generator so they were up and running while several other options were not. Generator = cold cervezas! Fast and friendly service,...got to visit with the owner and a few other locals. Last time we were to Little Corn was 2011 so we were thrilled that Tranquilo's was still going strong. We enjoyed the frito plate - fried chicken breast with a heaping pile of plantain crisps one night and french fries the second night. Both times the food was hot and delicious, and very reasonably priced for the quality and quantity. Make sure to try the special homemade sauce on the chicken (and it worked on the fries too). The frito plate comes in two sizes and the larger is sufficient to feed two people. We'll certainly be back next time we're on Little Corn.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 30 December 2020

Ate two dinners here with our group of 16 (10 kids, 6 adults). Food and drinks was great, and staff was friendly and relaxed and seemed excited to chat and serve our group. Kids cleaned their plates, which says a lot. Rib platter was yummy,...and I loved the ginger beet slaw, though my 8 year old daughter LOVED the cucumber salad more than anything:) One of the few dinner places open on Little Corn at the moment; we highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 April 2020 via mobile

This was our “go to” place while on the island. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and also have free wifi. We ate/drank at this place a couple times a day and spent most of our evenings here. The food is great and so is...the service. Everyone is really friendly. I really love that they also provide child friendly options in their menu since our 12 year old can be a little picky. This is place is great! Good music and overall a good place to sit, have a couple Toñas and just relax. Also its right across from the beach.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 18 March 2020

As for as LCI goes, it did seems to be a social place, however quality of food was low especially for the price. The owner was arrogant and not friendly. Food was definitely below average for the island. Would recommend for happy hour drinks if...you have nowhere else to go and don't mind bad service, but that's it.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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John M, Owner at Tranquilo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2020

We're sorry Rebecca had a negative experience at Tranquilo. It's curious that she couldn't point out anything specifically bad about the food or service, both things we would have made sure to fix for her if she had asked for a manager and gave them...More

Reviewed 7 March 2020

Excellent attentive service and delicious ribs! The nachos were very good as well. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 26 February 2020

Tranquilo Cafe is a great place to stop for a cold beer and a great hamburger. We had drinks and ate at 3 times on our 10 day stay on Little Corn, we loved the food every time. I highly recommend the pulled pork, hamburgers,...wings and the french fries are awesome. I am sure everything on the menu I did not try was great too. All the staff is extremely friendly.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

Food here is amazing. The staff and owner are great and the nightly events like trivia have a real atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 14 February 2020

We never actually ate here but went here for drinks and Christmas Eve which was fantastic. Super nice people.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2020 via mobile

Ate here one night, and started out with the 2/1 Daiquiries which were strong and good. I had a simple macaroni and cheese dinner with a tomato salad. Simple, but very good. Finished with locally made chocolate ice cream. Location is nice, and room has...tropical character. However as both a bar and restaurant, it can get noisy. One night with a loud DJ, so we avoided. The other night we arrived and the music was nice and appropriate. However after ordering food, a bar quiz game began with several teams, and a very loud speaker system for a small room...too loud to have an enjoyable conversation. Note to owners: loud music and game noises will send potential clients to your competitors!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 1 February 2020

Stopped in for a quick beer and were happy to find out they have other beers aside from Tona,and Victoria. Staff was great. The food looked good. Only stopped by for a quick drink on the way back to our hotel.

Date of visit: January 2020
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