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Pan De Vida

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50 Meters West of the Texaco Gas Station, San Juan del Sur 60134, Nicaragua
505 8 379 7549
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Pan De Vida is your brick oven bakery!
We offer a fine selection of hand...
Pan De Vida is your brick oven bakery!
We offer a fine selection of hand crafted artisan breads and sweets. Make your own pizza at the Saturday night pizza party, order a special occasion cake and don't forget the famous chocolate chip cookies!
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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing banana bread!!

If you are looking for something for breakfast or to snack on between to towns, you definitely have to visit Pan de Vida in San Juan and in Granada!!! Delicious bread!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ChantalCouture
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Saint Hyacinthe, Canada
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Saint Hyacinthe, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for something for breakfast or to snack on between to towns, you definitely have to visit Pan de Vida in San Juan and in Granada!!! Delicious bread!!!!

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Thank ChantalCouture
Wichita, KS
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115 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not your typical Nica sort of pastries, but more European. I went to the one in Granada, but didn't get anything that day. I figured since this original location was near my hotel, it was a sign. We got the focaccia, and it was really light and good for 70cord. I wish I had some soft cheese to go with... More 

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Thank lilorchid82
Dallas, Texas
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are bread people. Since I've had to go go Len free for health reasons, I only have the occasional piece of bread as a treat. The focaccia here is one I def indulge in on a rare occasion. We have tried the cookies - pretty good, all the bread varieties - ok, the dessert type loaves-ok, and find that... More 

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Thank cassiesmummy
Waialua, Hawaii
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Wonderful whole wheat bread and focaccia. Baked daily. Very fresh ingredients and very tasty. Would highly recommend this place for their bread.

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Thank Lisa L
Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great banana bread! We love this local bakery and will be back to try something else soon. This bread is so delicious and filling it is literally a meal, add coffee and you are done!!

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Thank Ashley1Ocampo
New Hudson, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We went here a couple of times during our trip and it was amazing! The coffee was great, there were a lot of different types of pastries, and we bought a few loaves of bread that were really good! I would highly recommend.

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Thank EHeintz
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Their pan de banana is great! Their focaccia is amazing but the pan de mango is truly delicious. Make sure you don't miss this place when traveling through Nica! Only for Pan de Vida it's worth going to SJDS

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Thank Sofie v
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I stopped looking for some good coffee wich is something very difficult to find in San Juan. They had no coffee but I ended up hooking up with some awesome banana bread and anothe piece of apple and nuts bread that tasted like heaven!!! Delicious!

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Thank Paola A
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We came in here hoping we can find a cure for my sweet tooth as the other top dessert places were disgusting. (Superfrutto and the donut place). We got few cookies and banana bread. I don't know how they make these cookie but the are so good. I believe they mix pineapple or coconut into these chocolate chip cookies (i... More 

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Thank Edyta H
Los Angeles, California
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I can't write an in-depth review of this bakery, but I will say that because we arrived later in the afternoon, the rolls weren't as fresh as if we had in the morning. Therefore, they gave us a deal at 50% off. They were very friendly and told us to come back in 10 minutes for fresh rolls, but we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Meters West of the Texaco Gas Station, San Juan del Sur 60134, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: 505 8 379 7549

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children

Description

Pan De Vida is your brick oven bakery!
We offer a fine selection of hand crafted artisan breads and sweets. Make your own pizza at the Saturday night pizza party, order a special occasion cake and don't forget the famous chocolate chip cookies!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?