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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, drinks and vibe

Enjoyed breakfast lunch and dinner here! Great prices, friendly crowd and excellent pub quiz! It's a welcome change from the usual ex pat vibe the menu was varied and everything I had was deliscious

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
flamin' b
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london
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  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed breakfast lunch and dinner here! Great prices, friendly crowd and excellent pub quiz! It's a welcome change from the usual ex pat vibe the menu was varied and everything I had was deliscious

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I heard a lot of hype about this place so we went as a group to check it out. The burgers we got were so dry we couldn't finish them. It was pretty disappointing.

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Montréal
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37 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We walked into this place thinking : wow, how nice! It's a modern place, great atmosphere, writing on the wall, etc. We had a drink and guacamole, which was really good (a little on the expensive side though, but it's normal for a

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New York City, New York
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24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stopped at Republika Bar based on good ratings from other visitors. Apparently one of their highly rated items was the burger. We both ordered burgers with a couple of additions as offered on the menu, and ultimately it was just OK. The patty seemed like it could have been one of those frozen pre-ordered beef discs. I also ordered... More 

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

hola Cora, So sorry you were disappointed. I can guarantee you that we make our beef patty ourselves and that we use the highest quality meat available (there are bascially 3 different types: economico, especial y super. We use super). Wish you have had a better experience. As for the waitress, I am pretty sure she was concerned about you... More 

Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped by every afternoon for the week we were in SJDS as we found it the first day. Service is great, beer is cold tacos are delicious and the music is fine!

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

hola, Many thanks for your review. You forgot to mention we have the coldest beer in town ;-) just kidding but glad you enjoyed our place! Have a good day More 

Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We accidentally found this little spot on our way somewhere else. We ended up staying for lunch and drinks...and then came back almost every day during our stay. The quality of food was better here than any other restaurant we went to. We tried everything on their menu and wouldn't hesitate recommending every dish! It was North American with a... More 

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

Hola, Thank you very much for the good words. Really happy you came back several times, this is always a good sign. we are doing our best to make this place nice! More 

Lewes, Delaware
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Off on a quiet side street, nice place to chill out for afternoon beers and tacos. Very reasonable. Non touristy 3rd world local hangout, whitch is the best kind.

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

Hi ther, Thanks a lot for your review. Highly appreciated! More 

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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

Hi Chelsea, Thank you so much for your review and the good words. Glad you enjoyed our place! More 

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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 

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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 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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