Little Corn Island Food, Eating, Drinking, Dining, Cafe, Restaurants, Bars and More
In addition to the hotels listed on the previous page, the following offers a range of food styles at a range of budgets. We are lucky on Little Corn to have a great variety of eating options in such a small island, not to mention of course buying a loaf of steaming hot fresh coconut bread and making your own food!
Local beers are usually $2 or less and rum drinks $3, with happy hour specials available in some places.
Late breakfasts, lunches and dinners, this popular beachfront cafe serves great burgers and a lot more. At night you’ll find twice weekly bonfire parties and people swapping stories about their day over cold beers and a range of cocktails. WIFI and laptop internet use available. Open Mon-Sat 10am til late, happy hour 5-7pm. Snacks $3-$5, meals $5-$12.
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Turned Turtle Restaurant at Little Corn Island Beach and Bungalow
Located on Cocal beach a short 13 minute walk from the village (follow the signs) one of Little Corn Island’s and Nicaragua’s most highly ranked restaurants (with free WIFI access for all customers!) offers tasty breakfast from 7:30am to 10pm (starting at only $2.9), mouth watering lunches from 12 to 3pm (starting at only $4.9) and delicious, almost gourmet 4 course dinners from 5:30 to 8pm (starting at only $9). Snacks start as low as $2 and are served from 11am to 4pm.
Beautiful beach setting, isolated tropical island elegance, great service and fast service times combined with a friendly helpful staff make this a popular dining and cocktail place for singles, couples, friends and families. Only place on island with kid menu’s also many vegetarian and some vegan offerings. Also serving semi famous Pina Coladas, huge Margaritas, frozen frappacinos and more. See reviews here.
Cafe Desideri – Italian run cafe/restaurant with pastas, fish, meat and a range of fantastic desserts, its not unusual to see people coming for the desserts alone, they are that good! Now also serving healthy breakfasts from 7am. Enjoy a glass of wine with your meal whilst looking out over the beach at the sunset. Wi-fi also available. Open Tues-Sun from 7am til 10pm. Breakfasts $5-$6, meals $6-$18.
Los Delfines Balcony – The newest addition to the west side of the island, this bar/restaurant balcony overlooking the sea offers full menu as well as snack specials, including the not to be missed $6 fresh kebab grill. Wi-fi also available. Open Tues-Sun 11am til 10pm. Meals $5-$12
Habana Libre – Run by a Cuban and his local wife, this long established island favourite serves great Cuban inspired food. Fresh seafood is particularly good here with a number of tasty sauce options, and typical Cuban dishes are available on request in advance. You can also enjoy real Cuban rum with your meal. Open for lunch and dinner most days. Meals $8-$14
Mango’s Pizza – Enjoy more than just pizza at this great little place overlooking the cliff on the west side of the island. Also serves breakfasts and fish and meat dishes in addition to their huge pizzas which are great for sharing. Will also deliver if you’re feeling really lazy! $4-$10
Open Mon-Sat 7am-9pm.
The Shack – On the main path close to other restaurants and stores, The Shack offers reasonably priced snacks as well as full meals. The very helpful Rodcliffe will gladly cook meals to your own specification, which may appeal to vegetarians and those not wanting a huge meal. You can also arrange fishing trips here and Rodcliffe will cook your catch for you afterward. Also offers the typical island dish Rundon, which should be ordered in advance. Open every day from 6.30am, perfect for those who want to eat before their morning dive or fishing trip, open until 10pm. Breakfasts $4-$6, meals $5-$10.
Rosa’s – The ever popular Rosa’s Restaurant is situated in a clearing in the woods, halfway along the main path between the west side and the east side. Particularly popular is their $3 breakfast, complete with fruit bowl and coffee with a choice of pancakes, omelettes and the legendary french toast. At the time of writing also open for lunch and dinner on some days, but generally closed on Sundays. Meals $6-$9
Vista de Colores (Colour View) – Next to Mango’s pizza, they also offer pizza as well as a range of local dishes, including the island special Rundon, a coconut and seafood stew, which should be ordered in advance. Enjoy the small covered tables overlooking the sea on the main path on the west side of the island. Open Mon-Sat 7am to 9pm. Breakfasts $4, meals $6-$10
Oliver’s Cool Spot – Right opposite the dock, and with an on-site store, Olivers offers snacks and full meals for lunch and dinner. Fresh fish and lobster to an eclectic soundtrack of reggae music and country music, but the central location makes it a great place to watch the world go by and catch up with friends as they wander around the island. Open daily except Tuesdays. $5-$10
Miss Bridgett’s – Set just back from the main path, and very close to the dock, this is a backpacker favourite due to it’s reputation as having the cheapest lobster meals on the island. And although the wait for food can be a bit slow, you won’t be disappointed with the huge meals of 2 or 3 lobster tails in garlic sauce. Also serves fresh fish and other items. Worth booking in advance though to try and cut down on that wait for food. She’s also known for making a great Rundon seafood stew. Breakfasts from $3, meals $6-$10
Happy Hut – Set in the woods just behind Tranquilo’s Bar, Happy Hut plays local music and has recently opened up to the outside seating area. Open randomly it seems…. look out for special night speaking to the locals or Rasta Punch to find out whats happening!!