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“Valentine's dinner in San Juan” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Colibri - CLOSED

El Colibri
Behind Catholic church, southeast corner, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
8863-8612
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Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Halifax, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Valentine's dinner in San Juan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We couldn't have picked a better place, the atmosphere,the food and the service all excellent. I had the Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola and my husband had the Stuffed Chicken Breast. Both delicious. I would have rated this a very good but we were surprised that we were not able to get the Lasagna on the menu. We were told by the waiter that there had been 2 orders and they were gone. Does that mean they were left over from the previous evening? Make reservations as many people are turned away.

Visited February 2014
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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
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“Way Overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Our second visit. Unsurpassed ambiance; mediocre cuisine. The baked eggplant (unpeeled) was mush. The filet mignon was not tenderloin. Does Madame really think her clientele does not know the difference? So go for a drink and some appetizers, enjoy the lovely decor and great service - and save your cords for the Bristol in Granada.

Visited February 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Love this hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The eclectic decor is the first thing that will catch you attention. Walk around the entire restaurant to see all the details that were placed in creating this cozy setting. The food is fabulous every time. Very consistent.

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San Jose, California
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Food in SJDS SUCKS everywhere”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

It is just the same old crap in every place you go the only diference is the view and price. If you can eat it, it is Excellent. Just once in a while it seems to be very good, now why is that? Maybe you have not eaten for a long time or the price is really cheap. I wish people would be more honest and say it like it REALLY is. I will never go back to this place.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“This is one of my most favorite restaurants in town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is a low-key comfortable place to eat great Mediterranean food with my favorite, beef tenderloin with Gorgonzola cream sauce.Yum! And Mary Jane's Sangria is the best I've had in any country!

Visited April 2013
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