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Republika Bar

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American, Steakhouse, Belgian
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50 Meters West of Central Market, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 8282 7935
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Description: Republika is the Cheers Bar of San Juan del Sur, where everybody knows...
Republika is the Cheers Bar of San Juan del Sur, where everybody knows your name. We are located directly in between the Central Mercado and Barrio Cafe, right in the middle of San Juan. A great local ex-pat and travelers hang-out. Come in and get the skinny on the local scene, the surf, and other activities to keep you going on your vacation. Our weekly line-up looks like this/ Tuesday is Trivia Night, Wednesday we have a Texas Hold Em game, Thursday Night Cocktail specian, Friday we host Name That Tune. We have the Coldest Beers in town and the Stiffest mixed drinks to go along with em. We also have a great food menu with delicious Belgian waffles, great tacos, ribeyes and T-Bones
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Bar scene

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tacos!

Greatest tacos and pitas! Republica has A premium selection of liquor and cocktails and a very welcoming and friendly staff! But most of all... The tacos are a must have !

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Chelsea B
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  • Bar scene
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Greatest tacos and pitas! Republica has A premium selection of liquor and cocktails and a very welcoming and friendly staff! But most of all... The tacos are a must have !

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Regina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Republika is an awesome place to grab a pork taco (so delicious!) or the best salad in town! They have a great staff, and a good selection of drinks too!

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Caroline D, Owner at Republika Bar, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for the good words. We really appreciate. Pork taco is my favorite too! Glad you had a good time at our bar. Have a good day! More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Good service, excellent food great place to eat have a beer or cocktail. Definitely best burger in SJDS

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Caroline D, Owner at Republika Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We have now homemade buns on the menu and are introducing blue cheese burgers tonight. glad you enjoyed the food! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had a really enjoyable time at Tuesday night trivia. Did not try the food, but the drinks and service were great. Only complaint is that this place is filled with cigarette smoke. It seemed like everyone in there was smoking and didn't care who they were blowing it on. Made the experience a little difficult to tolerate at times. Definitely... More 

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Caroline D, Owner at Republika Bar, responded to this review

Hi Nick, Oops, I have to say it is true, they are some days where there is a lot of cigarette smoke in the bar. This is why we bought some powerful fans but sometimes this is just not enough. Happy to hear you enjoyed the night though and our Trivia game. This is usually one of the nicest nights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We tried many different restaurants while in San Juan. The last day of our trip, we stopped at republika for a final farewell beverage(s). It was obviously a hip place for tourists to visit. The young lady making drinks behind the bar was spot on with the mojitos and margaritas. The beers were ice cold, staff friendly, and it was... More 

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Caroline D, Owner at Republika Bar, responded to this review

Hi Chana, Thanks for the good words. Happy you enjoyed the cocktails. It is true that we have a lot of tourists but also a lot of expats. Nicaraguans come more over the week end (from Managua or so) but it is still a little portion of our clientele. Though I have already met a bunch of really nice ones... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

i love the blackboard where u can draw pics and write quotes. the drink specials are good too. owner is nice man who is certain to have tips on san juan. downside- more for tourists, and not really the place if you want to meet locals over a beer

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Caroline D, Owner at Republika Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kimberley, Thanks for your review. Always cool to know customers are happy and had a good time at our place! More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Loved the tacos & burgers! Very affordable as well cool vibe with open air feeling, service was fast & friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

This place has delicious food. We have eaten here two days in a row. Try the tacos, burgers and pitas. Excellent value.

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Delicious burgers and pulled pork tacos. Friendly staff. The bathroom is in dire need of a renovation, but that wouldn't stop me from going back.

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I have been going here for years and the food just keeps getting better. Republika is the only place in town to have T-Bones and Ribeyes. Absolutely amazing brontasaurus sized steaks. Republika is more known for its atmosphere and ice cold beer but it is quietly and quickly becoming one of the best places to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Meters West of Central Market, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 8282 7935

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Belgian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Republika is the Cheers Bar of San Juan del Sur, where everybody knows your name. We are located directly in between the Central Mercado and Barrio Cafe, right in the middle of San Juan. A great local ex-pat and travelers hang-out. Come in and get the skinny on the local scene, the surf, and other activities to keep you going on your vacation. Our weekly line-up looks like this/ Tuesday is Trivia Night, Wednesday we have a Texas Hold Em game, Thursday Night Cocktail specian, Friday we host Name That Tune. We have the Coldest Beers in town and the Stiffest mixed drinks to go along with em. We also have a great food menu with delicious Belgian waffles, great tacos, ribeyes and T-Bones

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