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This place was great! They claim to serve the best Nicaraguan food in the Bay Area. We have no grounds to dispute that claim, since A) We know nothing about Nicaraguan food and B) it was delicious. It's got a comfortable atmosphere inside, and it was surprisingly busy for a Tuesday night. We were the only white/white-chinese people in there, which is probably a good sign. They have a tiny stage and on weekend nights they have live music.
Our server was a very friendly young man who was happy to make menu recommendations for us. I got the Indio Viejo which the menu describes as "Shredded Beef In a Nicaraguan Style Porridge". It was a very unusual combination of flavors (beef! cheese! mint! wait, what?) that worked amazingly well together. Nalani got the Carne Asada a La Parilla. Both of our meals came with piles of sides, including fried plantains and this amazing fried cheese that probably took a year off our lives. And I had a very easy to drink beer, a Nicaraguan lager called Toña.