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 promise our guests a memorable culinary experience.  Meals at Jicaro are gourmet and a la carte and are all included in the room rate along with non-alcoholic beverages.  Jicaro has an open kitchen next to the restaurant, and it’s a real treat to watch the Chef prepare your dinner.  Our menus are varied and delicious, and we pride ourselves on selecting only the freshest of fish from the lake and nearby Pacific Ocean, locally produced fruit and vegetables, and locally farmed organic chicken and beef.  We believe that when you use fresh, tasty ingredients, even the simplest of dishes 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
  • Homemade granola with yogurt and fresh fruit
  • Huevos Nicaraguenses with Gallo Pinto, local cheese and plantains
  • Avocado toast served with eggs to order


  • Fresh fish of the day ceviche
  • Market vegetable salads with seasonal vegetables such as roasted beets and avocado on a bed of greens with grapefruit citronette dressing
  • Crispy chicken sandwich with congo chilli aioli and ginger coleslaw
  • Jicaro Burger with caramelized onions and peppers
  • Garlic shrimp tacos

Cocktails and Drinks

  • CaipiNica – local rum, soda, sugar and lime
  • Jicaro Sangria – red wine, sugar syrup, tropical fruit, orange and soda
  • Jicarito – tequila, pineapple juice, orange juice and soda
  • Locally brewed craft beers
  • Chilean and Argentine organic and biodynamic wines


  • Fresh watermelon salad with Feta cheese and balsamic vinegar dressing
  • Rum caramel chicken with rice and vegetables
  • Grass-fed beef steak with chimichurri sauce
  • Spicy coconut shrimp
  • Baked Guapote or Tilapia fish, freshly caught in Lake Nicaragua


  • Passion fruit tart
  • Nicaraguan espresso and cacao torte
  • Homemade ice creams and sorbets

Download a PDF of one of our recent menus