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“Delicious!!”
Review of El Timon

El Timon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $18
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: This is the largest and one of the oldest restaurants in San Juan del Sur. It is the most popular restaurant serving traditional Nicaraguan beach fare. Located right on the beach! Full service, full bar. Fabulous sunsets!
Ottawa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious!!”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

I ate some some delicious food, even if it were only for an appetizer, the view is stunning, the location is great, they were nice with the costumer, it was clean, and the look was greatly thought.
But the prices are expensive. For a budget under 200 cordobas, it's hard to eat a lot.

I recommend this restaurant, if ever you pass by.

  • Visited August 2013
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“don't come if there are more than 4 of you”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

As part of a group of 9, We found that people who came in ages after us where getting served a long,, long time before us, when the food finally arrived half of us had only part of what was stated on the menu actually on our plates.
When it came to paying nearly all of us had problems getting the bill correctly given (took a good half hour and a lot of frustration).They seem to simply not be able to cope with a table of more than four people, even though they have large tables.

  • Visited August 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The only place on the beach that is worth the money”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

We were here three times and food was always good, especially the grilled fish fillet. Some small misshaps, like slightly undercooked yucca, but forgivable if compared to other places in SJDS. The open restaurant is nice but it can be a bit cold if its windy. Service is good and sunset view is great.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank sixten1
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“So-so food, very so-so food”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

I came here base on recommendations of some of the locals and I personally did not like it. I order one of the fish plate and it was so so. The rice was hard and overcook but the fish was good. Also of all the restaurants I ate at this is one of two place that had an unusual amount of flies for the rainy season.

Visited June 2013
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Thank barry b
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NYC
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“lower your expectations”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Was told it was some of the best food in town. I found it well below its reputation. Octopus drenched in overpowering ranchero sauce at twice the price of other places was unquestionably regrettable. Service was below what one would expect considering prices. Great location on the beach though.
If you can lower your expectations and get over the inflated prices it will be just fine.

Visited July 2013
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Thank 2GETLOST
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