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“Love ittt!!”

Simon Says Smoothie Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Healthy
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Love ittt!!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Really love this cute little bar! They absolutely have the best smoothies and sandwiches in town! Very chill to hang for a couple off hours, do some reading in your lonely planet, or play some games etc..the owner is also very nice, always in for a little chat! When u are in SJDS go here!!

Adiossss xxx two dutchiess from amsterdam

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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“In a class of its own”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Simon Says… is in a class of its own and could be a runaway success in New York, Paris or Buenos Aires. The joint effort of Natalia and Emanuel, this cozy 14 sit restaurant (currently expanding to have outside sitting in its beautiful backyard) in the heart of San Juan del Sur mixes modernistic cuisine in an array of very creative and innovative salads, sandwiches and fantastic smoothies. In fact, many of the salads double as hot meals as they may come with warm ingredients upon request.
Visiting their “tasting room” of sorts would be entirely about the making and enjoyment of food if it wasn't for the fact that Simon Says… has three quite unique complements to their orgasmic dishes: a wide selection of books that you can borrow while at the establishment (and take home to keep as long as you replace them with equally valuable copies of other books); a collection of antiques and rare objects hanging from walls or sitting at the bar; and a large assortment of board games from around the world that will keep you hooked travelling back in time while waiting for the food.
No need to wait long though, the service is prompt, extremely courteous and friendly with either designer/photographer Emanuel or his gorgeous looking girlfriend Natalia waiting on tables. The young couple designed every dish and drink on the ample menu and -having tasted just about every item- I can attest to the fact these two people must have a secret key to success: every serving tastes superbly. Ironically, Manu and Nati –as their many friends and repeat customers call them- had never been in the restaurant business before opening two years ago. It is even harder to believe they never tasted their recipes before developing them and letting the public be the judge.
The meals are slightly rustic, yet delicately presented with a refined combination of flavors. Most important though, they are fantastically delicious. I am no restaurant critic, but have eaten at some of the most renowned restaurants around the world, and would recommend this place as having some of the best salads and sandwiches I ever had. The combination of fresh and seasonal products, kitchen artistry and a large number of ingredients and garnishes going into every dish make for a very colorful and tasty dining experience that will keep you waiting for the next bite to the end of each course. To me, that should be the ultimate test of performance.
If you are visiting San Juan del Sur (or as some call it, San Juan del Surf), Simon Says… is a must go!

  • Visited December 2013
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Jackson, Wyoming
Level 6 Contributor
75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Smoothies & board games = perfection”
Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Smoothies, juices, sandwiches, a great atmosphere and an endless supply of board games? You can't ask for a better combination. Stop in to escape the heat, try an iced coffee (which comes out more like an iced coffee smoothie and is absolutely delicious), and indulge your inner child by playing some board games.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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“Refreshing”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

After a busy day in beautiful San Juan del Sur a smoothis from Simon Says really hits the spot. It's a fun and relaxed atmosphere, and a great place to kick back in the afternoon.

  • Visited June 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Yum”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

My friends and I had fun playing Jenga while sipping smoothies and cooling off. I think of all of our drinks, the frappuccino was best. Maybe. Hard to call.

  • Visited October 2013
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