El Camello Restaurante Granada, Nicaragua

El Camello Restaurante Granada, Nicaragua

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Location: Calle El Caimito, from Parque Central, 2 blocks towards the lake.

El Camello is one of our favorite places to grab lunch. It’s a Mediterranean food joint on Calle El Cisne and Calle El Caimito. The food is light fare that won’t slow you down for the rest of the day. I’ve never been a huge fan of falafel balls, and this place hasn’t changed that. I can’t really chime in on whether they are good or bad, although I suspect they are at least on par with the best falafel balls out there.

El Camello in Granada, Nicaragua
El Camello in Granada, Nicaragua

What I can recommend, however, is the chicken shawarma. You can get it either as a sandwich wrapped in a pita or as a plate. I usually get the plate because I prefer to use a knife and fork. I’m sophisticated that way. Only savages shove food into their eating holes with their bare hands! Of course I’m kidding. I routinely shove food and other random things into my eating hole with my bare hands.

Every time I’ve had the chicken shawarma it’s been cooked perfectly. What I like about it is that the chicken breast is not a gigantic, thick slab but it is pounded out thin and delicately grilled; always perfectly juicy. It comes with a serving of green rice. I’m not sure why the rice is green, but I readily accept it regardless of color or creed because it is damn awesome.

Today I had a different chicken dish. It’s not on the regular menu, but was on the chalkboard as the daily special. I don’t remember what the name of the dish was…garlic chicken something-or-other…but bless my falafel balls was it amazing. It definitely gave the chicken shawarma a run for its money.

We’ve never been in the evening, but they have a PA system and mixing board. I’m guessing maybe they do live music. We will have to check that out.

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I lived in Granada, Nicaragua for a while with my wife and kid. Now I don't. But we like to get back there whenever we can, unless we go somewhere else.

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  1. This is my cousins’ restaurant in Granada! I love the falafel balls with that garlic/yogurt dip tsatziki, or a mango salad or the spaghetti or the pita with chicken. All ingredients are so fresh and the kitchen is spotless.
    I haven’t eaten there in a year but I have fond memories of drinking Tona beer and eating delicious food with friends and family at El Camello.

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