Our proposal from our kitchen and staff is to create a space where our customers can have a healthy experience for themselves and for our environment.
Let us source local and organic produce for you, let us cook for you, let us take our time… we are simply ensuring that what gets to you is food, and on the way, we are taking the joy of doing it, packing our plates with patience and love.
Relax… take your time… enjoy the breathtaking colonial entourage of The Oldest House in León (1620), the ´couleur locale´ of lively El Laborío and the hummingbirds feeding from the flowers in our evergreen patio.
Sourcing is important to us; as locally and organically as possible, home grown when available. Closing cycles and using what nature provides, our restaurant reveres food and its process. Modern life seems to have taken us away from our own inherited eating wisdom… we are determined to recover it in a quest for a happier, more sustainable and healthier life. Our kitchen produces all of our meals, avoiding packaged goods, to ensure that what you eat is precisely FOOD and not a food-like product.
400 years of history!
CocinArte, the city's original vegetarian restaurant, is located in the Oldest Building of Leon, a beautiful colonial house with charming balconies, just a few blocks from Central park.
The restaurant is located in the El Laborio neighborhood in the sector of La Españita and was built in 1620 by Don Alonso Díaz de Mayorga, who participated in the transfer of Leon Viejo in 1610 and drew the streets and grids of the new city.
It preserves all the architectural features of a traditional Nicaraguan colonial house: thick adobe walls, eaves, high ceilings, tile roof, central courtyard, mud brick floor and balconies. And it still belongs to the descendants of Don Alonso. In the back of the restaurant you find a lovely green patio, with a wide variety of tropical flowers. Here you enjoy the fresh air and colorful setting. In the front of the restaurant there is a small outside terrace, with two tables. From the balcony you have an impressive view over Laborío Church; this is the most popular table, always taken…
How often have you eaten in an almost 400 years old building, where history is the appetizer?
Sale and exchange of books.
Browse through our bookcase We`re pretty sure you can find something you like.
We have many popular titles books in English, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish.
Costado Norte de la Iglesia El Laborio
Frente a casa cural
(505) 8854 6928