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Republika Bar

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Meters West of Central Market 50, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 8282 7935
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8:30 am - 1:00 am
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El Paso, Texas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Indio, California
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Thank Tony C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

There's a hot French girl that will make you the best drinks ever .. music is great and the staff are really nice

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

Hey Gilles, Well thank you for this great review that, i am sure, will attract few more people to get cocktails ! More 

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Owners and staff A-1! Always people I know plus visitors, Good food too. Watch for happy hour specials.

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

Hey, Thank you for this amazing review, hope you enjoyed your time at Republika and in Nicaragua. See you soon i hope More 

Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We called this place home most of the time of our 6 month stay in SJDS. Poker night, name that tune night and just a great bunch of people running it and hanging around here.

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

Hi, Thank you for reviewed us and glad you liked our little friendly bar, Hope to see you soon More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this place and discovered a delicious bargain. Happy hour chicken, veggie (falafel, lettuce, tomato) tacos! They were excellent and very affordable. We kept ordering more! My mojito was good but needed an extra shot to taste the rum (yum)! This is a great spot.

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

Hi Elisa, Thank you for your review, and we will add some more rum in your mojito next time fore sure ! Hope you enjoyed your time in town, See you More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This place is sooo good! The food is really good. The waiters are very friendly and the drinks are cheap. You got to wait around 30 minutes for your food which is not that bad. The only negative about this bar is that they don´t take credit cards. They only accept cash, but a lot of places in San Juan... More 

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

Hey Hazel, Glad you had a good experience in our little friendly bar / restaurant. Yes accepting cards in San Juan is still not common, and they add a lot of fees. But we are working on it, See you soon More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Republika is a favourite bar in San Juan del Sur. The tacos are amazing (I had vegetarian, beef, and pork), and the atmosphere is great and laid back. No trip to San Juan del Sur is complete without going to Republika.

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

Hi, Glad to hear you loved Republika, you are always welcomed here. Hope to see you again soon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Great friendly owner and staff. Dope place to hang out and have a good time with friends or random strangers

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Thank Tyler R
Juliette D, Owner at Republika Bar, responded to this review

Hey Tyler, Thank you for coming at Republika Bar and happy you enjoyed your time here, See you More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
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, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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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