We had an unexpected treat for dinner last night. We were driving along Bloor Street around Ossington, and came across a sign for a Nicaraguan restaurant. What the heck is Nicaraguan cuisine? We popped in to find out. They had no menu, but told us what was available that evening a selection of grilled meats. My huge plate was piled high with gallo pinto (rice & beans), a pleasantly spicy cabbage & tomato salad, fried plantains, sliced avocado, and of course, grilled meat (mine was a big pork chop, my companion had ribs) all that good, homey food for $9.95! We also tried some refreshing, unusual and fabulous fruit drinks one was Fresco de Piña y Arroz (pineapple & rice), and the other one had some sort of fruit seeds (native to Nicaragua) floating in pinky lemonade.
The place was nearly empty, but the personable server informed us that the weekends tend to get very lively with Nicaraguans, and that the restaurant offers a wider selection of typical Nicaraguan dishes on the busy days.
Check it out! The restaurant is called Mi Linda Managua, and its located at 872 Bloor St. W. (north side, just east of Ossington).
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