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El Timon

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$$ - $$$
International, Latin, Seafood, Central American
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Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 2568 2243
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11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tasty, fresh and good seafood! When we are in SJ we always go to this restaurant! Good and attentive service! The best one!

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Thank Patricia P
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Menu choices were fabulous. Food was generous for $2 appies. Creative offerings too. Staff dressed in nautical attire was cute and corny. You can sit on the beach or on open air deck. Music starts at 7. Main menu is pricey but the quality is there. Large portions. Great for birthdays. Staff all come out and sing. Complimentary nacho chips... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by our hotel, so we thought it would be good. Being practically on the beach is the only positive thing about this place. The server didn't know half the menu and the wait for our food was longer than nessecary, there were only three tables in the whole place. For the prices on their menus, they should have better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service with excellent value for money happy hour. Great views across San Juan del sur bay with a good cocktail menu.

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1 Thank Donna T
Mount Shasta
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here several times.The food was good and the service was good also.I like that the also had music and We could dance also.We would recommend this place.

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1 Thank Smiley567
Paris, France
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff, the live latino band, the drinks and the snacks were all top-notch for San Juan del Sur. We had a great time, eating, drinking dancing and welcoming in the New Year. Located right on the beach ;-).

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1 Thank Ann L
Tallinn, Estonia
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Timon is nice big restaurant located in San Juan Del Sur beach. It's place with fast services but surprisingly very high price level. Usually very lively with Latin music. They are famous about seafood, so we ordered fish filet & shrimps with arrived very fast. Portions were big, and it tasted pretty ok. Dessert was nothing special Waiters usually... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location to watch the sunset & enjoy happy hour $1 beers & appetizers - carpaccio & empanada are delicious. Dinner is excellent , they have lots of events & music entertainment which is always enjoyable while eating excellent seafood, with great service.

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Muchas gracias por su comentario. La esperamos nuevamente. Saludos More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are budget travellers, so this was our splurge dinner night. Happy Hour had great prices on great drinks and food and then we stayed for dinner and a cultural show - both were incredible and worth it!

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Thank Katya S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. We ordered two ceviches and some beers! Highly recommended by the locals. A bit pricey, though. Our bill was over $90.00 and when we got the cheque we had the option of paying in dollars or in Cordovas. When making the conversion we realized it was favorable paying in Cordovas as their exchange rate was at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $18
Cuisine
International, Latin, Seafood, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 2568 2243
Description
This is the largest and one of the oldest restaurants in San Juan del Sur. It is the most popular restaurant serving traditional Nicaraguan beach fare. Located right on the beach! Full service, full bar. Fabulous sunsets!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?