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El Timon

avenida el albanil y la playa, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: This is the largest and one of the oldest restaurants on the beach. It is the most popular Nicaraguan seafood restaurant in San Juan del Sur. San

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Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant has it all together. It's centrally located on the waterfront in town. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. We were a large group of about 20 people and I didn't see one plate placed in front of the wrong person. The staff are very attentive and know their job. The food was imaginative without being over the... More

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Granada, Nicaragua
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Here I tried the most delicious Garlic Squash ever, I recommend this dish highly sadly I do not have a photo with me :( the beach is in the front so you leave your things there and have a blast in the beach and when you feel hungry or thirsty come back to your table and order. You can stay... More

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Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Unfortunately, this place was our least favorite experience during our two week visit to Nicaragua. That's not to say it is bad, because it is not. The food was so-so, the atmosphere was nice, our waiter didn't seem to be interested in us being there. It was just not a memorable experience.

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San Antonio, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

OK, I at Sea Cockroach, which is not a nasty insect but a sea creature(?) that is one of the ceviche options, and it was good. Kind of reminded me of octopus, which I also like. I also had the shrimp ceviche, which was also good. My wife, who likes simple food, ordered the spaghetti, which I fully expected her... More

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Bakersfield, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have been coming to El Timon for at least 10 years. I am happy to report that they still provide great customer service and the food is great. First of all you need to know that they specialize in Sea Food Nicaraguan Style (This is definitely different than Mexican food, but it is great.). That said, I have had... More

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Lots of seafood to suit your taste. I had the camaron (shrimp) cocktail. It was different than what I am used to in Mexico but it was still excellent.

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UK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stopped here for mid morning snack and drink. Firstly, they don't serve coffee, then they didn't have one if the items we had ordered and finally when the bill if around $7 came we handed them a $20 bill and didn't bring change back. After 15 or so mins we had to ask!

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Randall G, Owner at El Timon, responded to this review

We are sorry you had this poor experience, but we'd like to explain. When you came for your mid-morning snack, the restaurant was actually closed. At that time, we didn't open until 11:30 for the lunch hour. But we accommodated you anyway because our clients are important to us. And we DO serve coffee. Our professional coffee machine makes great... More

Marlton, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The restaurant is outstanding The quality of the ingredients and presentation is appealing The service is attentive

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We randomly decided to stop here for a late lunch with a group of 8. The beer and wine list was good, and the staff were very attentive. We ordered several appetizers for the table and each had entrees. Everyone was very happy with their order; not always easy in a foreign country with a large group. The fried cheese... More

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Food was good but expect to pay American prices! The Atmoshpere is great, you are litterally on the beach.

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Additional Information about El Timon

Address: avenida el albanil y la playa, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
Cuisine: Seafood

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