Sunrise Paradise, Carlito’s Place

Written by on November 16, 2012 in I Eat Nicaragua, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – The western shore of Little Corn Island, Nicaragua

How I heard of this place: On Little Corn Island one must only arrive by boat and walk the only paved path from the dock to bump into a number of eateries and beachfront bungalows. That is exactly how we happened upon this delicious nook.

Type of cuisine: As American as you can get on this little Nicaribbean slice of heaven. Fried chicken, french fries, quesadillas and spaghetti.

Carlito's Menu

Ambiance: Not much to boast, Carlito’s cafe is the wood-planked floor, tiled-aspestos ceiling addition to the beachfront bungalow Carlito, himself, calls home. Five white-linen clothed tables with four to six wooden chairs at each, minimal wall decorations either advertising beer or Carlito’s Place. A tin roof, orange tarp to keep out the rain and wind, bald wood and white-painted planks as walls: welcome to Carliot’s Sunrise Paradise.


What I ordered: Chicken Quesadia (USD$7) to share with Chris. What we received was an oval-shaped, plastic plate with three beautiful, mini flour tortillas generously stuffed with chicken, cheese, grilled onions and bell peppers, served alongside a tiny dipping bowl of refried beans (blended beans) and a tomato-onion salsa.


What I loved: The superbly stunning flavors of the quesadilla and freshness of the lime-infused tomato-onion pico de gallo.

Quesadilla Up Close

Why I loved it: Simple yet satisfying. Plus, we were eating dinner at five in the afternoon on a beach in the middle of the Caribbean. Hello?

Cost: High (USD$5 – USD$9 per dinner entree)

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