Nicaragua

Most Americans know Nicaragua best for the Iran-Contra affair of the 1980s, but what is this country like now, over 20 years later? Tony visits locals young and old to find out what it means to live in ...

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Flor de Pino

Flor de Pino was once the location for a restaurant but it's now only open to friends and special guests. Anthony Bourdain enjoyed a dish of iguana with journalist Carlos Chamorro.

21a Avenida SE, Managua, Nicaragua

 
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Bus station food

Tony and local friend Hector brave the bus fumes to eat salpicon (cold ground beef) and bistec encebollado (steak with onions).

Pista del Mayoreo, Managua, Nicaragua

 
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Vaho Tradicional

Tony enjoys a traditional dish of Vaho, a mixture of green plantains cooked in banana leaves. This traditional dish represents the mix of cultures between the indigenous, Mestizos and Afro-Nicaraguans of the country.

13a Calle SE, Managua, Nicaragua

 
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Managua street food (burger place)

Before checking out street racing in Managua, Tony and friends eat at a local spot that serves unusually large hamburgers.

Avenida de las Naciones Unidas, Managua, Nicaragua

 
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Casa de Campo Los Laureles -- Dona Olivia

In this countryside inn, Tony joins local farmer Eddie Rodriguez for a favorite meal: -- mondongo, aka tripe soup.

Pan American Hwy, Nicaragua

 
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Cantina Arauz

Tony and cameraman Jerry Risius share their thoughts on the shoot in Nicaragua over a drink or 3.

Pan American Hwy, Nicaragua

 
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Valle de Flores (butcher shop)

Tony picks up meat for a local meal.

Pan American Hwy, Esteli, Nicaragua

 
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Esteli street food

Tony and Esteli native Walter sample some delicious grilled chicken at a local fritanga ' a restaurant specializing in simple home-cooking.

Pan American Hwy, Esteli, Nicaragua

 

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