Jicaro Island Bar and Restaurant

At Jicaro we are passionate about serving great food produced from local ingredients. The restaurant and bar are at the center of the Jicaro experience with fabulous views across Nicaragua Lake.

A typical lunch a Jicaro


Some of most simple, creative and fresh tasting food that I’ve had. Pure gastronomic bliss.

Fruit cocktails are a part of the Jicaro experience.

Globally inspired food from local ingredients.

Although secluded on an island we want to give our guests a memorable culinary experience. All of your  meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the room rate. Breakfast and lunch are served a la carte and dinner is a choice of fresh daily specials created by our chef. Jicaro has an open kitchen right next to the restaurant, so it is a real treat to watch the chef prepare your dinner. The menu has plenty of options and prides itself on the selection of fresh fish from the lake and nearby pacific ocean, locally produced vegetables and fruit, and locally farmed chicken and beef. We believe that when you have fresh, tasty ingredients you can cook very simply and the food will be extraordinary.

Sample menus from jicaro

Below are examples of menus. Scroll down to download a PDF of  a recent seasonal example.


  • Bananas Foster Pancakes with Flor de Caña Rum.
  • Housemade Granola with Yogurt and Fruit Sliced to Order.
  • Huevos Nicaraguenses with Gallo Pinto, local cheese and plantains.
  • Avocado Toast served with eggs to order.


  • Fresh Fish of the day Ceviche
  • Market Vegetable Salad with seasonal vegetables, like roasted beets, avocado over greens with grapefruit citronette dressing.
  • Pulled Chicken Sandwich braised with tamarind, served with fresh coleslaw.
  • Jicaro Burger with caramelized onions and peppers.
  • Garlic Shrimp Fish Tacos.

Cocktails and Drinks

  • CaipiNica – local rum, soda, sugar and lime.
  • Jicaro Sangria – red wine, sugar syrup, tropical fruit, orange and soda.
  • Jicarito – Tequila, pinapple juice, organge juice and soda.
  • Locally brewed craft beers.
  • Chilean and Argentine Organic and Biodynamic Wines


  • Fresh Watermelon Salad with Feta cheese and balsamic vinegar dressing. 
  • Red Beans, Heart of Palm, Spinach Quesadilla.
  • Rum Caramel Chicken with rice and vegetables.
  • Grass-fed beef steak with Chimichurri Sauce.
  • Spicy Coconut Shrimp.
  • Baked Guapote or Tilapia fish, caught in Lake Nicaragua. 
  • Frozen Banana coated in Nicaraguan chocolate and cashews.
  • Freshly prepared sorbets with Seasonal Fruits.

Download a PDF of one of our recent menus