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

Testimonial

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 our ost recent seasonal example.

Example Breakfast

  • Bananas Foster Pancakes with Flor de Caña Rum
  • Housemade Granola with Yogurt and Fruit Sliced to Order

Example Lunch

  • Red Bean Chili with green onions, cheddar
  • 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

Example Cocktails

  • Bananas Foster Pancakes with Flor de Caña Rum
  • Housemade Granola with Yogurt and Fruit Sliced to Order

Example Dinner

  • Soup, salads, appetizer.
  • Pelliway with Mole Rojo and skillet cornbread
  • Seared Lake Fish over cauliflower puree and chimichurri
  • Frozen Banana coated in Nicaraguan chocolate and cashews

Download a PDF of one of our recent menus