El Bamboo

Argentinian restaurant


Bar and Grill

El Bamboo is owned by Argentinian, who calls himself ‘Che’ who has had restaurants in various locations on Ometepe in the last few years.

It’s famous for its steaks and grills with chimichurri, obviously, but also makes great vegetarian burgers and grills fresh-lake fish.

Insider tip:

Try the Homemade Baileys for a real sweet treat!

They also have a great range of tropical smoothies and spirits.

They are open for service from midday-9pm Mon-Sat.

guapote at El Bamboo, selvista

El Bamboo, Balgue

El Bamboo is currently located in the center of Balgue, just 15 minutes on foot from the houses here at Selvista. Take a flashlight for the driveway at night or order a taxi for just $5.

garden to plate

El Bamboo has its own herb garden at the restaurant and experiments with seasonal and local produce.

Not to be confused with our neighbouring jungle cabins La Bambouseraie. Be careful if you ask here for directions, they may try and show you to their own cabins, which are cute, but not the same! ;)

La Bambouserie Jungle Cabins Ometepe modelled after our own Casa Chilamate