Rear seating area at the Italian Fusion Restaurant in Jinotega

Rear seating area at the Italian Fusion Restaurant in Jinotega

The staff were eating after serving lunch -- that's a bit of one of them showing in the far right lower corner. This section is the last of five seating areas in the restaurant, beginning with the seating on the sidewalk and going in to the two seating areas before the patio seating on the cement tables and stools.

Didn't get a shot of the menu.

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Very Nice

Looks like they put some money and effort into it.

They took a while to get it done

It's one of the two nicest interior spaces that I've seen in Jinotega, the Estancia de Don Francisco being the other one.

The recommended restaurants in town here are La Taverna (good food but with loud music and a bar crowd), Jinocuba (two locations, divorced couple apparently), the Soda Tico and El Tico Buffet (the one near the bus station is supposedly better), and this place. I don't remember the food at the Hotel Cafe as being particularly memorable. Others will get you fed safely, but aren't special: Buffet Linda, Reposteria Sylvia, Adam's Mart (when it's open). Probably others that I haven't been to. Sollentuna Hem for breakfast at 50 cordobas.

Some day I want to go to the milkshake place between Jinotega and Matagalpa. They serve food on the side, apparently, but it's about the milk shakes.

Rebecca Brown

I´m grateful...

Grateful that Jinotega doesn't open new restaurants at the same rate SJdS does.

But then, as a writer, Rebecca "Bordain" Brown could find work as the local restaurant critic!

If we had more of them, most of them would go out of business

I'm sure there are equivalent places in Granada, but I also expect that they're more expensive. I like it that it's Jinotega-facing, rather than tourist/expat-facing (we're certainly welcome, but it's not about us), and that the people who opened it know Jinotega well and want to run something out of the ordinary here.

Feeding tourists can be anything from meals to remember to just getting fueled. People can run tourist restaurants very cynically, figuring that if the food isn't actually bad and is cheap enough, they'll be happy enough since they're not there for the food, or can run them brilliantly to bring in repeat and word-of-mouth business from around the world. I suspect that the first kind is more common.

If this one keeps its focus on repeat business from Jinotegans, the rest of us will probably also find it worth going to from time to time.

Rebecca Brown