I had fairly high expectations of Nicaraguan food after our pit-stop to El Pipe in Managua. So when we ventured out for lunch the next day in the little beach town of San Juan del Sur, I was hopeful that I would enjoy my meal as much has I had the previous day.
We rolled up to a restaurant called Bambu – it resembled a large Tiki hut, with the thatched roof and tropical feel. I immediately took on the role of the annoying tourist with her camera, and snapped several pictures of the views from this little oasis of a restaurant.
I just couldn’t get enough of those beautiful hills!
After taking an embarrassing amount of pictures (I won’t force them upon you all… just giving you a small taste instead!), I settled down to review the menu. One of the items that quickly popped out was this lovely discovery at the bottom:
Hamburgesa Obama con bacon?! While I was thoroughly entertained by the name choice of this burger, I knew I couldn’t get a burger in Nicaragua. I mean, really.
Instead, I decided to start with something a bit more tropical: Frozen Mango Lemonade. Mmmm.
It was frosty, frothy, and delicious. I might have to work on a recipe for that drink as well! 🙂
And then came the food.
I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by extremely nice company, and they indulged my obsession with food & photography. Each of them willingly let me take several pictures of their plate before digging in. I was extremely grateful and more excited than I should probably admit. 😉
We started off with some truly magnificent spring rolls…
…which didn’t last long!
The rest of the meal was spent swapping plates around the table. We were a sharing crowd, and let everyone have a taste of our plates. I didn’t mind this one bit.
I’d ordered the catch of the day, topped with a tomato-wine sauce that was simple yet delicious. I managed to clean my plate – with a bit of help, of course. 😉
To cap off our meal, we couldn’t resist the dessert platter, which offered a taste of each of the dessert items on the menu – crêpes, fried bananas, and ice cream.
I spent so much time taking pictures that I nearly missed out on this deliciousness. I noticed the plate quickly start to disappear on my nice camera screen, so of course I re-prioritized immediately and set down my camera to get to work!
It was indeed another enjoyable pit-stop, and I HIGHLY recommend the Mango Lemonade if you ever make it out there!