Saturday, August 17, 2013

Enjoying a meal in Colonial Granada, Nicaragua

We love Granada - it's a great place to visit. There's lots to do and lots of great places to eat.

Although we aren't particularly into architecture one thing we enjoy doing is to walk about town and look at the many old buildings.  They have some beautiful buildings here - to us the Spanish Colonial style houses are the most appealing.

What we like about Granada is that many of these old homes have been converted into restaurants so that you can sit and enjoy a nice relaxing meal or snack and have an "insiders" view of what these homes used to be like in former times.

Along the tourist strip - La Calzada - there are many fine restaurants that cater to the tourist trade. A number of them are located in buildings that were formerly Spanish Colonial homes. As we were strolling along and looking for a small snack we found Nectar - I remember it from previous visits to Granada but we had never eaten here before. On their menu was one of our favourite light meals - Tostones con Queso (Fried Plantain with Cheese) - so we decided to give it a try. We were seated at a small table in the inner courtyard where there is some nice greenery and a water fountain. As we waited for our food I was able to stroll around the perimeter and view some local artwork that was displayed on the walls.

When our snack arrived we were very pleased with it. The cheese had been lightly fried and was slightly smokey. They also served it with a nice bed of lettuce with some pico de gallo - combine this with a cold beer and you have a delicious meal.

Tostones con Queso - Nectar Restaurant, Granada, Nicaragua

inner courtyard at Nectar - Granada, Nicaragua
inner courtyard at Nectar - Granada, Nicaragua