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Pan De Vida

50 Meters West of the Texaco Gas Station, San Juan del Sur 60134, Nicaragua
505 8 379 7549
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Bakery
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Pan De Vida is your brick oven bakery! We offer a fine selection of hand crafted artisan breads and sweets. Make your own pizza at the Saturday night pizza party, order a special occasion cake and don't forget the famous chocolate chip cookies!
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Great fresh-baked bread and other goodies here! True, a little on the expensive side by Nica standards. But also pretty far above the quality of Nica standards. Stop in and treat yourself. And really, if you take a loaf of bread home and heat it up with a little butter (assuming you have a kitchen there), it's a heckuva lot... More

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Here is the scoop: All goods are baked in a wood fire hearth. I literally got cookies and coffee everyday. True: for Nica standards it is expensive, but there are many cheap places to go and expensive places to go. Cookies = $1 USD a piece; Coffee = $1.40 a piece. I went everywhere else in search of a good... More

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Knegsel, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The bread in Pan de vida is delicious as also the cinnamon rolls , bananabread and carrotcake. The prices are really high for Nigaraguan standards

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Brabant, Nederland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The bread of Pan de Vida is very good and also the cinnamonrollsandnother cakes. But it is really expensive

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

found this little gem because, while sitting out on the porch of our b&b, we saw the sme young woman go back and forth munching cookies at least 4 times a day - she had the right idea!!!!

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Pan De Vida has some of the absolute best baked goods in town, awesome garlic and rosemary focaccia bread, banana bread and all kinds of delicious gooddies! Their coffee is also in my views the best coffee in town and you can have to go! The prices are a little higher than what I can afford every day, but for... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I visited this bakery two days in a row when I was in San Juan Del Sur. The Banana cake made for an amazing breakfast choice and the flat bread with the rosemary on it was also worth the trip into town.

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Managua, Nicaragua
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

You're transported as soon as you walk inside the bakery. The smell hits you and you immediately fall in love with the environment. Now the bread and products.. That's the best part, it's ALL delicious

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montpellier
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The bread and the bakeries are excellent, the only bad point is the service. The only man working there doesn t know how to say hello, thank you and goodbye, even in spanish ! We went there few times and we really feel like bothering him ! Otherwise the cinamon rolls, the garlic bread and the carrot cake were delicious.... More

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I live in San Juan del sur and only come to pan de vida for the occasional loaf of bread. I would come more often if the staff were a more pleasant to deal with. The bread is good, but the service is not.

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