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Pan De Vida

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50 Meters West of the Texaco Gas Station, San Juan del Sur 60134, Nicaragua
505 8 379 7549
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Pan De Vida is your brick oven bakery! We offer a fine selection of hand...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing little Bakery in SJDS

A must if you like fresh baked treats! The french bread, cinnamon buns and the raisin cinnamon loaf is fantastic! A little on the expensive side, and you have to get their a little earlier in the am to get the best selection....but worth it! Go check it out for a taste of fresh local breads!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
D2135
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Takeout
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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A must if you like fresh baked treats! The french bread, cinnamon buns and the raisin cinnamon loaf is fantastic! A little on the expensive side, and you have to get their a little earlier in the am to get the best selection....but worth it! Go check it out for a taste of fresh local breads!

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The treats on our first day were so good that we had to go back. Highly recommend the apple bread, the banana bread, and the cinnamon rolls. The focaccia was out of this world - best bread I've ever tasted.

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Ladner, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our children love their chocolate chip cookies and banana bread so we went each morning on Feb 10/11/12 but each time we entered the store the three staff members could not have been more long-faced, unhelpful or uninterested. Each visit they didn't say a word to us even though we smiled, said 'good morning' and were polite. Lucky their treats... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We always buy our speciality breads from the bakery. Their brick oven makes it special. We bought banana nut, orange nut, and regular bread although we ended up with garlic bread instead of regular bread, oops. The special treats also are very good i.e.cinnamon rolls. All items are thoroughly wrapped for travel and to keep the freshened in. I recommend... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The bread is fresh and delicious! The mango nut bread, banana bread, garlic loaf, and sourdough bread was absolutely amazing! We enjoyed every crumb. It is a must for bread lovers.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Although the staff were a but surly and uninterested in us, we ordered a great loaf of mango nut bread that was sensational.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

While this bakery might only rate 3 Stars in your local area, the fact that it exists in Nicaragua gets it 5 Stars. Whole Wheat, Rye, Oat breads baked daily. The treats are sometimes a bit on the dry side. Tip: Ask "when" the item of your interest was baked.

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Cordova, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Stopped in for cookies, pastry and MANGO bread to take to an office who has been of particular help to me. Did their eyes light up at the basket of goodies! A great gift Idea as well as staple in the house.

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Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My grandfather was a baker in a small Southern Hungarian town. In my childhood I spent every summer with them and once I was about 8 I started carrying the bread baskets to the ovens he was showing them in. The smell of flour mixed with yeast, water and salt is still alive in my mind. I felt the same... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The interior of this bakery is really cute. The bread and cakes are really fresh and excellent. The staff was nice as well. Their coffee is excellent as well. Definitely worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Meters West of the Texaco Gas Station, San Juan del Sur 60134, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: 505 8 379 7549

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
  • Cuisine: Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?