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Republika Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Meters West of Central Market 50, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 8282 7935
8:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 1:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

not only is the food good and happy hour prices on drinks but the food is so fresh. I had a falafel sandwich with the most delish fresh coleslaw ever. The carrots were so finely chopped and full of flavor. We hesitated on the fries and when they came out they were so magically and delectably seasoned.

Thank xyliafanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a nice restraunt, if a little overpriced. Burger is good, but nothing above and beyond. Chips slightly disappointing.

Thank Daniel C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The belgian waffle was ok. I ordered a chicken taco that didn't taste like chicken and a portion of fries that were basically brown and transparent of so much oil like it was cooked thousand times. The thing is when I called the water he was VERY rude, never offered me any solution for my horrible fries and even told... More 

Thank Bruna H
Medford, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a Great place to enjoy any Sporting event in the San Juan del Sur....Great food & cold beer make this the place to be with friends & to meet new friends....this place is for locals & all those that travel.

Thank mofishmo
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Republika makes some of the best waffles in town! Always a friendly service and good music! Get some Tonas in you before hitting the clubs!

Thank BIGT514
Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I've been to SJDS many times and its always tricky to find a great place to eat that also has a great vibe. I've had some drinks there before but have never eaten there until this time. I asked the bartender what she would recommend to eat, which she replied, "Everything is good!" which I kinda expected but then we... More 

Thank Brkln_Alcalde
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite bar/restaurant/cafe in sjds. I come here all the time- for the good & affordable drinks and food, wifi, and mostly importantly, for a great crowd. I love the owners and regulars here. It's the best place drinks at night- I recommend the ginger shot! I also come here to get breakfast/lunch and get some work done,... More 

Thank elissanewyork
El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Seriously. The tacos are the best thing on the menu. And cheap. The drinks are good and the ambience is fair.

Thank dawidio
Juliette D, Propriétaire at Republika Bar, responded to this review

Hey, Thank you for your review or for passing by Republika Bar, Hope to see you soon, Cheers More 

Indio, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Even though I have lived in, traveled to Nicaragua since 1991 and married to a Nicaraguan for 20 years, sometimes I just need a good ol' sandwich. My wife and her family decided to eat in the mercado, which I highly recommend, and I decided to go to Republika Bar. I have seen this place for years, but never decided... More 

Thank Travelnica
Juliette D, Propriétaire at Republika Bar, responded to this review

Hey TravelNica, Glad to hear you had a good experience at our little and friendly bar, Hope to see you soon, More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Great bar that has the most enthusiastic bartenders. They are very attentive and drinks are phenomenal. Food is just as good, don't miss out on this amazing place! Say hi to Juliette for me. :) great people here

Thank Tony C
Juliette D, Propriétaire at Republika Bar, responded to this review

Hey Tony, Thank you so much for your review, hope to see you soon, Cheers More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:30 am - 1:00 am
8:30 am - 1:00 am
8:30 am - 1:00 am
8:30 am - 1:00 am
8:30 am - 1:00 am
8:30 am - 1:00 am
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters West of Central Market 50, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 8282 7935
Republika is the Cheers Bar of San Juan del Sur, where everybody knows your name. We are located directly in between the Central Mercado and Barrio Cafe, right in the middle of San Juan. A great local ex-pat and travelers hang-out. Come in and get the skinny on the local scene, the surf, and other activities to keep you going on your vacation.

Our weekly line-up looks like this/ Tuesday is Trivia Night, Wednesday we have a Texas Hold Em game, Thursday Night Cocktail specian, Friday we host Name That Tune.

We have the Coldest Beers in town and the Stiffest mixed drinks to go along with em. We also have a great food menu with delicious Belgian waffles, great tacos, ribeyes and T-Bones

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