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“Reggae meets pool meets disco” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Black Whale Bar & Grill

Black Whale Bar & Grill
Directly across from Escimo Ice Cream, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Same stree and in between Iguana and the Pier
Granada, Nicaragua
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Reggae meets pool meets disco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Excellent place for a little bit of everything. Mediocre food in huuuge portions, pool tables, live music in all types, pool tables, more drinks then necessary including in house made real fruit juice shots and so much more :)

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Miami, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Choose the German entrees, not the burger!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

I had a jagerschnitzel and it was awesome, reminded me of being in Germany. My friend got the jumbo burger and it was ridiculously large and definitely not made of 100% beef. It had a lot of filler, maybe bread crumbs or soy, and a weird spice that we didn't like

Visited May 2012
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canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Monster Burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Yip, for the biggest, baddist burger in town. Great place to Share a burger unless you are Super hungry. 2 pool tables - and free I might add. Foosball Table - free as well. Hammocks to relax in. Friendly staff to serve you your food and drinks. A must see and eat. Very good

Visited March 2012
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Friday nights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Live music Friday nights made up of a band of local musicians (a mix of Nicas and foreigners). Great place to start off the weekend and sometimes can be packed with people until almost closing. If you walk past Iguana's and notice the 2nd floor isn't overflowing with people it's because they're all down at Black Whale! Top pick for foreigners living in SJDS and hot-spot for backpackers (travelling solo or as a group).

Pool tables, dance floor (inside), seating/tables (outside), and hammock area where occasionally a fire dancer performs. Service is great too.

Food: I think the only menu in town with the largest cheeseburger & fries for only 140 cord. I recommend sharing it amongst 2. You may not even be able to finish it the burger is that huge!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great live music of an evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Have only eaten here one time - the restaurant has a German-themed menu to reflect the ownership, and to be honest, I was not impressed with the food. But this is my favourite nightspot in town. Pool tables, casual atmosphere, fire dancers and live music most nights add up to a great SJDS night out!

Visited March 2012
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