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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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NYC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Great artisan breads and cookies. The shop uses only the best materials, in a wood burning oven to create artisan breads that satisfy the soul. Its impossible to find anything like it anywhere near SJDS. Be carefull they sell out often.

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Bigfork, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We all love our bread - but the grocery stores in San Juan del Sur specialize in the "bunny bread" we remember from the 70's. Stop by to smell and taste the yummy treats coming from the bread ovens - and contract to have a bread oven built in your vacation home here!

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Staunton, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great cinnamon rolls, coffee cake, French bread, and hearth bread from a wood fired oven. No real room to stay and eat, pretty much take out only. Didn't seem pricey compared to US bakeries.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

A cool American-owned bakery with excellent banana bread. First time made the mistake of buying day-old french bread at full price and it was stale, but came back again because the locals swear by it. Excellent cinnamon rolls. Coffee is not so great. The dining area is a small bar with two bar stools. It was fun watching the ladies... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

breads for the area. not a lot of selection and very pricey. We have lived in Nicaragua for 8 years and always enjoy spoiling ourselves with some great and hearty bread.

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Austin, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is a great little spot that you might overlook. Go inside and they have this great old wood fired oven. Not a huge selection of goods, just a rustic little spot. But great tasting cranberry walnut bread and things like that. A great place to grab a loaf of tasty bread for the morning, or to nibble on while... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Was a great bakery,with US prices,but has gone down hill since original owners have "franchised"it out!Not really worth prices now-sad to say!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I was so surprised to see a bakery like this in San Juan de Sur. I am not sure why. I could practically taste the bread looking at them. They were all named in English: Carrot bread, banana cake, chocolate & raisin bread, oat nut bread and regular whole wheat bread and Italian garlic bread! I was asking myself where... More 

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Loved the brick fired oven! Tried it because of the tripadvisor comments. Not impressed, the bread was good, treats ok. A bit overpriced for Nica and not really that friendly. Maybe we just hit them on a bad few days.

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Suttons Bay
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Their bread is great! We tried the mango bread, garlic bread, carrot bread and the apple bread. All were good, but apple was my favorite. The bread is expensive, but worth it.

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Additional Information about Pan De Vida

Address: 50 Meters West of the Texaco Gas Station, San Juan del Sur 60134, Nicaragua
Phone Number: 505 8 379 7549
Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
Cuisine: Bakery

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