North Pacific Coast Restaurants




Picante Review

It's hot and it's tropical, and, as the name warns (picante means "spicy"), some of the dishes here make your taste buds tingle. The menu spices up (literally) local fish and tropical fruits in dishes like grilled mahimahi with a picante mango sauce. Smoked pork chops come with a spicy mora (blackberry sauce). If you can't face a whole red snapper, try the excellent fish tacos made with fresh snapper. There's also a milder kids' menu. The large terrace restaurant, painted a nautical blue and white, is poolside, facing the gorgeous beach backed by a cookie-cutter condominium development at Bahía Pez Vela. The cheap dinette furniture is out of sync with the innovative food, but you may forgive the furniture faux pas when you taste the homemade brownies and cheesecake.

    Contact Information

  • Address: At the beach, Bahía Pez Vela, 1½ km/1 mi south of Ocotal, Playa Ocotal
  • Phone: 2670–0901
  • Location: Playa Ocotal
Updated: 03-12-2013

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