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Henry's Iguana Beach Bar & Restaurant

Beach Drive, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
(505) 2568-2085
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great location, but it kinda sucks. Music is too loud to talk to each other, but there's no room to dance. Huge tv's for no reason. Fake cigars. And there's about 20 guys working and they all walk around glaring at you while they try to pick up on the female patrons. Spend your cordobas elsewhere where you feel welcome.... More

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Victoria, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Spot was lacking and seemed like mostly a late-night spot for seniors and working girls. Would not go back.

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I was lucky to visit this town as part of a round the world cruise in February 2014. We were warned on the boat that there was little for the tourist in the small town, but this bar / restaurant on the beach was just perfect. The beer was cold and the food was great (Lobsters and salad) The bar... More

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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is the best place to enjoy beverages and watch the sunset! I have taken amazing sunset photos from the upstairs deck. The breeze is fantastic and I have always had excellent service here. Henry is a funny and interesting guy. We frequently bring friends here for sunset drinks, and the hamburgers are delicious!

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Canmore, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a clean place on the beach to enjoy some drinks...this is an alright place to consider. If you are looking for food, don't bother. The food is below mediocre. Shrimp ceviche had no flavour, the nachos were not even nachos. The chicken fajitas were good but incredibly small portion. BUT if you are looking for... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My wife and I both ordered a pineapple juice which was served very quickly, but the pineapple was off! They made us new drinks within a few minutes but they weren't very tasty at all. Can't really comment on anything else they serve. The beach view is great.

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Boston, MA
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72 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This place is downright mediocre... It's next to a nice canal of sewage that drains from SJDS to the ocean- walk in and go up or sit to the right to avoid the unsightly sewer meets ocean stench... We ordered "nachos con queso"-yeah... Cheese nachos... In gringolandia... Craving melty cheese or even processed cheese stuff... .. What we got was... More

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Was almost assaulted by their server for having walked in with a plastic cup from another bar. We tried to explain that we had just walked in and wanted to order a bottle of rum and the manager still said the owner wanted us to leave. With other so many other options in SJDS I would avoid this place. We... More

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Pittsburg, California
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20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

They had a sign outside that said "Specials: $1 banana pancake." Just what I was craving. I thought what a deal! Nope. It turns out they were TINY pancakes and each one was a dollar. Fortunately, they told me before I placed the order but I didn't want to pay $6 for pancakes in SJdS (that's 150 cords!!!) They did... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I have eaten here several times, never had a meal that was not great or better. This place is packed when other places on the beach are empty. The owner, Henry is a nice guy he comes around sometimes and talks with customers. There is always a full staff ready to server any customer, the place is very clean and... More

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