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“Big burgers, slow service”
Review of Black Whale Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Black Whale Bar & Grill
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Same stree and in between Iguana and the Pier
Reviewed February 5, 2011

If you're in the mood for a huge burger, you won't find them any bigger than at the Black Whale. Unfortunately, it can take an hour to get the burger from the point you order it. Fortunately, the Tonas come much quicker. This is a grungy bar filled with backpackers yet it's almost as happening as Iguana Bar if you're looking for an interesting crowd. Come here for beers and to socialize, not for the food.

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Thank bradymsu
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Reviewed December 10, 2010

compared to all other restaurants in <san Juan del Sur, the Black Whale has a menue with Nicaraguan, American and German food. It's a great place tu hang out, not just for food. There is live music on fridays and Saturdays, and a DJ on some other days.
Very nice owner and wait staff. I preferred just laying in the hammock.

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Thank corneliaguenter
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Reviewed November 30, 2010

THE BLACK WHALE in san juan del sur, right on the beach road, is without a doubt THE best bar and grill in town. the menu is a culinary sailboat ride around the world with everything from local fare to delicacies from the hosts native country of germany. all dishes are top notch, and an excellent value. one should recieve a prize if you can finish the world famous monster burger, with its one pound plus of top ground beef. the fish and chicken dishes are better still.

the ambiance is decidedly tropical, with colors and a cast of characters strait out of paradise. at night, the live music and lively dance and party scene will keep you going till the wee hours. with this one , you cant miss. possibly the funnest place in central america.

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Thank johndoe06
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Reviewed September 30, 2010

This place is supposed to be cool but it is just dirty, please never have a look in the kitchen ! Watch your change because the waiter likes to get his tip by himself ! The pool table are so old that it is impossible have fun with it. This is not the black whale, this is the black waste !

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2  Thank Hola108
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Reviewed September 12, 2010

Having spent nearly 2 months in San Juan Del Sur thus far, this has to be my most favoured hangout. Great food, exceptionally friendly staff (who are very efficient at keeping the drinks coming) and very personable owners..... it was like a second home

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Thank DrAndyC
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