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El Caramanchel - Bar Managua - Nicaragua

El Caramanchel is Nicaraguan for a shack, but this bar has adopted the word with a sly wink. The location, in Managua's historic downtown, was formerly home to the popular clubs Café Amatl and Jarro. It most housed a heavy metal music bar called Chango.

The new owners have tried to revive the mix of salsa, dance hall and electronic music present during the years the location was known as Amatl or Jarro. They have also added bar food with a range of flavors: Colombian empanadas, Mexican quesadillas and burritos, Nicaraguan tortas and a variety of hamburgers.

You might want to sample El Caramanchel's micheladas, a drink that includes tomato juice and a little Tabasco sauce, or the Cuban mojitos.

The location has seating either under a roof or under the trees with Chinese-style lamps providing atmosphere. Dancing is a must.

El Caramanchel is located three blocks south and ½ a block east from from Plaza Inter. It is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays.

3.5 blocks southeast from Plaza Inter
Managua, Nicaragua

Bar Types:
Drink and dance

Prices: Budget

Currencies accepted
US dollar, Nicaraguan córdoba

Atmosphere: Outdoor/patio dining, entertainment / live music

Service Features:Private parties, minors not allowed, dancing

Bar Features:Full bar, wine / beer, bring your own beer, no alcohol served

Regulations: Yes

Dress Code: Sport

Reservation: Not necessary

Park Options: No

Other Bars in Managua that may be of interest: Savia, My Space Sports Bar, Hippa Hippa, Fussion Chill-Out Bar Concert & Gallery, El Grillito, Chaman and Woody’s Wings, Pub and Grill.

By Alvaro Vergara

I'm originally from Colombia and from Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. I'm happy to share local expertise and insight into all the...

20 Nov 2008

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