Soup is a Monday tradition in Nicaragua. Why Mondays? Because that's when everybody is recovering from a weekend of drinking, dancing, and partying, and needs to get over their resaca (hangover). You can get different kinds of soup - chicken, meat, mondongo (tripe), to name a few, and they're served in giant bowls, usually accompanied by corn tortillas and rice. You can try the restaurant Capri, located in cool, breezy El Crucero, just outside Managua, which has delicious and inexpensive soup, served any day of the week in bowls about the size of your head.
By Amy Knauff, AFAR Local Expert
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