South End of sidewalk, Little Corn Island, Nicaragua
Comedor Casona Little Corn Island Reviews
Nicaraguan Fisherman Food Apr 26, 2009
Comedor Casona is a cute little restaurant with a homey Nicaraguan feel to it. The owner is a fisherman who goes out and spearfishes and hunts for conch. The wife is the cook who learned to cook at the Lobster Inn and now she cooks for this family owned and run restaurant.
The restaurant is made up of a little green tin shack where all the cooking is done and an attached metal roof covering the eating area. The tables sit out with a view of island life. The owners children play in the yard across the way. It is a very pleasant native vibe.
The owner takes your order and then his wife cooks it up. As is typical on the island it usually takes a while for the meal to be served so be prepared for that. We noticed one time the owner had to run to the store to buy an ingredient for the meal. The owner is very friendly and he showed us the catches of the day by holding them up for us to see (hogfish or white snapper).
We ate here twice. The first time we had hogfish, which is a delicious semi-firm white fish that is served in cross sections not fillets. One of then was grilled and the other was fried. It was very good. The second time we had conch. One grilled and one fried in garlic. They do a very good job of cooking here. Typically they serve (a delicious) pinto gallo rice with the meals.
I would highly recommend eating at Comedor Casona. If you could only choose one place to go on the island during your trip this would be the place to go to get a real island experience. The food is simple and good, the owner is a great guy, the atmosphere is true island life and you also feel good for giving the place customers. The price of conch and lobster is a little spendy at $10(US) (200 cordobas) but chicken is $5(US) (100 cordobas) so other things are not quite so spendy. You should expect to pay a higher price for lobster and conch anywhere on the island though.
Part of the Corn Island Getaway 2009 travel blog
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