Thanksgiving is turkey time

Thanksgiving is upon us like hot gravy on sliced bird. While Thanksgiving is about as important a holiday to Nicaragua as La Purisma is to New England, any event that combines eating and drinking to excess with a bit of religious zeal is destined to win converts in Nicaragua.

For U.S. expats looking to gather with other turkey-loving pilgrims this Thursday Nov. 22, there are several restaurants that will be carving bird.

Note: the following restaurants are those that responded to the ND Facebook invite to advertise their Thanksgiving dinners. If any other businesses want to add to the list now, just post your information in the comments box below.

in Granada

Los Chocoyos Restaurant at Casa San Francisco Hotel will be offering a buffet-style turkey dinner with all the trimmings at 6 p.m. Dinner includes welcome drink, appetizer, entrée and desserts for $22 per person + tax and tips.  Children eat for $12. Wine is available for purchase. For reservations, call 2552-8235, 50% down required.

on the Pacific

Tasca Restaurant at Milagro del Mar Beach & Golf Resort will be hosting a feast featuring turkey and stuffing, fresh vegetables, mashed potatoes, candied yams, green bean casserole and cranberry sauce. Finishing off the meal will be pumpkin and pecan pie, with a glass of wine for adults. Tasca’s Thanksgiving feast costs $20 per adult, and $10 for children 15 and under. Reservations 8949-0266 (English) or at

Restaurante La Finca y El Mar in Rancho Santana (Tola, Rivas) will be hosting a buffet dinner with all the fixins. Top chef and ND guest blogger Calley Prezzano and team pair classic menu items such as turkey and apple pie, with new favorites, like Andouille and Astillero Lobster Bread Stuffing, drink specials and live music! details on menu, pricing and booking reservations on our website:

on the Caribbean (“Atlantic,” as the Pilgrims called it)

Casa Iguana, a small resort on Little Corn Island, is having a family-style meal including roast pork, fresh fish, pineapple stuffing, mashed potatoes, carrots, broccoli, as well as dessert. We will have a cocktail hour around 3 o’clock with some special appetizers and serve dinner at 4 p.m. All are welcome. Reservations are required.