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Surf Ranch Restaurant

Empalme de el Valle, 991.5 al Este, San Juan del Sur 0000, Nicaragua
+505 8816 8748
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good0%
  • Average6%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
2 weeks ago
“Not the best...”
Dec 6, 2016
“Stayed here - go eat somewhere else”
Open Now
7:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, American
$$ - $$$
Empalme de el Valle, 991.5 al Este, San Juan del Sur 0000, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is not horrible but there are way better places to eat in San Juan del Sur. The all inclusive food comes in super small portions and the menu food is average at best. The breakfast is the best part of the menu. Hard...More

Thank Lee F
Reviewed December 6, 2016

The people are great are great here. The morning breakfast is great here. The bar is even great, as you can get free rum drinks and local beer with your stay. They offer free water, you can get a free ride to the Beach in...More

Thank John M
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Everything meal I got was delicious and well prepared. Highly recommend! The staff was impeccable and took excellent care of us. From drinks to desert everything was fantastic!

Thank magisan03
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Great swim up bar and an awesome selection of food on their menu. You can swim all day or shuttle into San juan Del sur to enjoy a bit of shopping but seriously this resort has everything like- rock climbing, skate park, swimming, outdoor showers...More

Thank Fositi M
Reviewed February 28, 2016

My husband and I spent an afternoon here swimming in the gorgeous pool and enjoying the terrific food and drinks! The swim-up bar was great as was the exceptional service.

Thank deb-terr
Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've never stayed here but the pool and activities make this one of Nicaragua's coolest places to hang for the day or for a few nights. Great pool and cool atmosphere with a skate parkm paint ball, climbing wall and an airbag. The owners are...More

Thank SeekingSantosha
Reviewed December 9, 2014

It was nice to order anything and they brought it to our table by the pool or the bar I spent the afternoon reading a book by the pool and the bar was a few steps from my lounger and when it started to rain...More

Thank sueanncanny
Reviewed November 12, 2014

When travelling, I feel like it's always tough to get food that isn't too oily, greasy or buttery. I really liked that the food at the Surf Ranch felt healthy and natural, and certainly true to the area. And as a pescatarian, I appreciated that...More

Thank Kate G
lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2014

Kate, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our vegetarian menu. We are launching a new menu this week (Nov 2014) with all new options that you can't find anywhere in town. We hope to see you back again soon and thank you for...More

Reviewed September 10, 2014

All the menu items were spectacular! Best and freshest food my girlfriend and I had in San Juan! My favourite item was the surf and turf they serve with fresh lobster and a top notch cut of prime rib! That being said everything on the...More

Thank Matt B
lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2014

Dear Guest Thank you for stopping by the Surf Ranch to try our restaurant. We have just launched our new menu last week, after you have visited, but I am still honored to hear that you enjoyed our surf & turf, which is still on...More

Reviewed November 13, 2013

I don't know where the slick looking food on the website was, but the menu was bleah. After eating two terrible meals we ate great meals in town at small restaurants and at the mercado and that was after having paid the "all inclusive" price....More

Thank MountainBikeColorado
lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2014

Dear Guest You wrote this review last year, and since then we have made many changes, including our new menu. The food you are referring to was our all inclusive food, which is lower quality than from our menu. If you purchased an all inclusive...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Empalme de el Valle, 991.5 al Este, San Juan del Sur 0000, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 8816 8748
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The Surf Ranch restaurant offers a local Nicaraguan and worldwide menu including all of your favorite foods. You have the option of where you would like to dine, including poolside under thatch roof cabanas, at the swim up bar, on the second floor of the restaurant, and even in your villa or condo. The restaurant is open from 7am - 11pm, everyday of the week. Anyone is welcome to eat, hang out and enjoy our activities, even if you are not staying at the resort. Open to all! Free shuttles to and from town throughout the day.
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