Don't let the city's shabby appearance fool you. When it comes to food, Managua offers everything. If you're finally beginning to tire of gallo pinto, the capital offers much more than just rice and beans. You'll find Asian, French, and Italian eateries dotted around the city, but mostly in the better-off neighborhoods or the shopping malls. This is the only place in the country where you can order fondue, Peruvian food, or sushi. For the budget conscious, there's no shortage of street outlets and roadside grills (fritangas), especially in the Martha Quezada area and the Rotonda Bello Horizonte. Trendy restaurants open and close all the time or just change addresses, so don't be afraid to ask a local where to find the latest gourmet spots.

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