:) = This restaurant is a casual, family-owned hole-in-the-wall - it's 100% kid-friendly. Parking is plentiful. High chairs are available.
:( = We weren't in love with what we ate... and we really, really wanted to fall in love with Nicaraguan food. Are there other Nicaraguan restaurants in Atlanta that we can try for comparison?
|Cerdo con Yuca|
With our server's help, we ordered Cerdo con Yuca (a pork and yuca stew topped with a vinegary cabbage salad called curtido; in Nicaragua, this pork stew is also called Chancho con Yuca); Carne Asada al estilo "Sabores" (the restaurant's signature grilled beef dish), which we ordered with gallo pinto (rice and beans) and tostones (fried plantain slices); and Maduros con Crema y Queso Frito (fried plantains served with a side of cream and a slice of fried cheese). For our beverages we ordered pinolillo (a traditional Nicaraguan drink made of sweetened cornmeal and cocoa powder) and fresh orange-melon juice. For dessert we had arroz con leche (rice pudding with cinnamon).
|"Cheers to our first time trying Nicaraguan food!"|
|"What should I eat first - the bananas or the cheese? And do I dip the cheese in the cream, or just the bananas? So. Many. Questions."|
|"What I like most about this dish is that the meat is still on the bone. It's like a lollipop."|
|"Okay, Mommy, I tried 3 bites of the carne asada and gallo pinto like you asked. Can I eat my plantains in peace now?"|
|"Well, this wasn't the best meal we've ever had, but let's not give up on Nicaraguan food yet, okay?"|