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“Delicious food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Timon

El Timon
avenida el albanil y la playa, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: This is the largest and one of the oldest restaurants on the beach. It is the most popular Nicaraguan seafood restaurant in San Juan del Sur. San
Managua, Nicaragua
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The restaurant is in the heart of town and beachfront! The service was great, the food was amazing amd the prices were cheap! I had the lobster in garlic sauce which included three huge lobster tails for less than $20, Finger licking delicious!

Visited September 2013
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Arlington, VA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Decent food and atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Let me begin by saying that I was very underwhelmed by San Juan del Sur. It is not a very attractive beach or town by any stretch if the imagination. That said, as part of the overall adventure that is Nicaragua, it is a destination to be seen and while there you need to eat. This food is pretty good and it is very busy. The grilled fish was super fresh--stick to the basics here. A party in our group got the pulpo and hated it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Solid”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The food was good, the prices were a bit high for my liking, but the service was great and the food was delicious, I must say that.

Visited August 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great place but a bit hit and miss for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Great place to soak up some culture and tasty food, but for me was a little pricy at 15-25US$ a head, which in nicaragua is expensive for what came in front of you. i went there 3 times during my times in nicaragua, its a great place to take friends for a 'nice meal' but one time we waited 40mins just to have our drinks order taken and then the food we ordered was a little uninteresting. maybe worth asking the waiters to recommend you something!!

All in all a beautiful setting and well worth visit. as i guess with all restaurants just hope you get lucky.

Visited April 2013
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

They will cook your favourite seafood to your own recipe if U like. I love lobster tails so specified that I wanted them cooked in butter with red chilli flakes, garlic and cilantro. No problem

Visited August 2013
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