CocinArte, the city's original vegetarian restaurant, is located in a beautiful colonial house with charming balconies in the Laborio neighborhood, just a few blocks from Central park.
In the back of the restaurant is a lovely green patio, with a wide variety of tropical flowers. Here you can enjoy the fresh air and colorful setting. Groups are usually being accommodated in this area, or in the elegant main area, with its high roof and impressive adobe walls. In the front of the restaurant there is a small outside terrace, with two tables. From the balcony you have an impressive view over Laborío Church; this is the most popular table, always taken…
The restaurant is decorated with local and international paintings, offering local artists a place to showcase and sell their work.
CocinArte offers a wide range of international vegetarian food like falafel, flavorful Indian curry or chana masala, pasta al pesto, noodles with a mouthwatering peanut sauce and tofu dishes. But you can also choose for a traditional Nicaraguan dish like Indio Viejo ("The Old Indian"). For the carnivores there is a small selection of chicken dishes.
The House special is "The CocinArte", a sizzling hot plate with sautéed veggie fajitas and vegetables served with a bean sauce, rice, tortilla & salad, a must try!
All the food is made to order and ingredients are freshly cut. Natural juices & milk shakes (without sugar!) are freshly made at the bar. Here they serve a fine cup of organic coffee and homemade deserts.
If you are full, (the plates are pretty satisfying) packaging is available and of course you can order take away.
The pleasant ambiance with soft world music makes your visit an escape from the buzzing streets of León. CocinArte is also a perfect place for low-profile business meetings or to just enjoy a cold beer or a cocktail in a relaxed atmosphere.
Every other Saturday we have live music with "Los del Patio", a local group playing traditional and popular Nicaraguan music.
- Opening Hours
Wednesday - Monday
11 AM – 10 PM
- Payment Methods
- Outside Terrace
- Live Music
- Meals Served