1. The real deal fritanga and more in Sweetwater
Being part-Nicaraguan myself, I have a soft-spot in my heart for treats from the land of my people. And one of these is the incredibly indulgent raspado. It’s kind of like the Nicaraguan version of a shaved ice, except with extra sweet, fruity toppings like jocote, nancite, and tamarindo. But if you want the true heavenly experience, order the relleno raspado from Raspados Loly, doused in dulce de leche and filled with pound cake. But before you do that, make sure to get some real home-style cooking, complete with gallo pinto and queso frito, at any one of the numerous fritangas (a style of Nicaraguan restaurant), like Fritanga Nagarote or Fritanga Monimbo.