872 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON    tel.: 416.913.4227

La Bella Managua Presents Traditional Nicaraguan Dishes




Chef's Introduction

Food Pages Award

When I opened my restaurant La Bella Managua in 2005, Nicaraguan food was completely unknown in Toronto. Nicaraguan cuisine draws on almost every aspect of Latin American cooking styles, but it puts a unique twist on certain flavours.

Hinting at the tuber-based indigenous cuisine found in places like Brazil and Ecuador, I prepare sautéed sweet plantains and a dish of crispy fried marinated pork chunks and coleslaw atop steamed white yucca root.

Gallo pinto, the Nicaraguan take on the Caribbean staple of rice and beans, involves mixing the ingredients into a red and black–flecked mashup, and Central American influence is also apparent on the menu in the form of tacos and quesadillas, and habañero peppers in the homemade salsa.

People wanted to eat what they already knew.

Slowly, customer by customer, word spread—first among Nicaraguans telling other Latin Americans, then among people telling their Canadian-born friends. It makes me feel tremendously proud, having this role.

In a city where Nicaragua doesn't even have a diplomatic office, I pleased to be the lone representative of my homeland's culture and cuisine. Welcome to La Bella Managua!

La bella managua is an unrated Nicaraguan cusine Restaurant in the area around Ossington Ave and Bloor St W, where the average rating for Restaurants as of this month is 5.0 out of 5.
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La Bella Managua :: Jesus Morales, chef in action

La Bella Managua :: Jesus Morales, chef in action







Tuesday 12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 pm 11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm 10:00 pm




872 Bloor Street West 
Toronto ON M6G 1M5

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Telephone: (416) 913-4227