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    So the great experiment proceeds.

    It was BIL Daniels 55 Bday yesterday. He picked us up from the airport and we took him for lunch to the old Malecon, now Puerto salvador allende.

    The construction is not declared "Complete". It looks finished as well. A first for me in Nica "Completeness". Trash is almost nonexistant, Mariachi walk the ways, no beggars and 1/2 of the resturants have AC.

    I know how they can afford AC. The meal for 3 was $77 US !! Now the fish soup was awesome, and the fried fish chilo had was mighty tasty looking as well. The orange/Carrot drink was great as well.

    Daniel says that construction now proceeds to the east inwards to the city to the adjoining Sandi neighbourhood.

    Will pop back over the trip and take some shots to post here.
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    we were there a while back, lot of restaurants to choose from. I like the 2 story Cuban one. The construction up the beach will be luxury hotels and such. Down the beach is a kid's park and water park. Fancy digs for mga, its come a long way from the faded clam-shell auditorium.

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    I personally liked the ambience of the old spot, with the old ships on shore, and the sketchy dive bar areas. It seemed to fit the city so well.



    But the new place is definitely nice.....and not "nice" by the nica sense. Its just plain nice. They have some normal type restaurants, and some upper class restaurants as well, where you are paying 20-30+ per plate. But i like that the area around has a lot of parks.....and they have wi-fi. Its nice to be able to see places where families can walk around at night, and bring their kids to let them run around. There is a serious lack of that in the city here.
    It almost seems like you arent in Managua when you go there in the evening/night time.

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    Welcome to the brave new world of 21st Century Managua in the Chamuca Tree Forest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    So the great experiment proceeds.

    It was BIL Daniels 55 Bday yesterday. He picked us up from the airport and we took him for lunch to the old Malecon, now Puerto salvador allende.

    The construction is not declared "Complete". It looks finished as well. A first for me in Nica "Completeness". Trash is almost nonexistant, Mariachi walk the ways, no beggars and 1/2 of the resturants have AC.

    I know how they can afford AC. The meal for 3 was $77 US !! Now the fish soup was awesome, and the fried fish chilo had was mighty tasty looking as well. The orange/Carrot drink was great as well.

    Daniel says that construction now proceeds to the east inwards to the city to the adjoining Sandi neighbourhood.

    Will pop back over the trip and take some shots to post here.

    Don't mind paying a fair price when the food and service are good. Good for them,, the new Nicaragua.

    A guy can always get street food if he wants to save a buck. Best of both worlds.
    Place is cold in winter with the wind over the lake,, should be really nice now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    Place is cold in winter with the wind over the lake,, should be really nice now.

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    Thank goodness "cold" is a relative term!
    In the summer the wind keeps it tolerable in such an exposed location. On a calm day Allende would be an oven. The first time we went it was at night and I was pleasantly surprised it was still pretty by day. There is a night boat trip I need to check out sometime. Maybe weekends only
    I am as cheap as they come and I didn't find the Cuban place too pricey. You want needlessly pricey, eat at the buffet at Camino Real.
    Oh yeah, I had time to kill at mga and wandered into a for real sit down order from a menu restaurant upstairs at the far east? end. Pricey, but for an airport not really that bad.
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    We went there last nite. The breeze off the lake was delicious. I can remember 10 short years ago when I ate sopa de garoba at the dive on the malecon with a half dozen easy women plying me with attention and punks drinking beer by the liter that all the windows on the lakeside were closed and too filthy to see thru. I pried on open and understood immediately why all were closed - the stench off the lake was overwhelming. Managua's come a long way in 10 years. I now see all those curlicues of the brightly lit colored trees as La Chaya's fingerprint and as socialisms answer to what capitalism has done in Times Square.

    We ate at Los Cubanos for $40 for 4. Two had $10 grilled steaks which they enjoyed, I has lechon con yuca, a Cuban speciality. But it was very disappointing - overcooked, dry. Even with beer the bill was low cause the wife's daughter only ate a quesadilla - she's struggling to become slim (and losing the battle).

    El Puerto is definitely a nite spot. We had had lunch there a couple years ago, but the heat of the raw sun by the reflecting lake was overwhelmingly unpleasant.
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