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North end of Beach, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

A delightful evening with a bespoke meal cooked to order. Fresh seafood and vegetables ( meat available but not ordered) with recommendations from the interesting and charming Italian owner Paulo. Restaurant is on the front but further towards the river so easy to overlook despite being very accessible. Excellent value for the quality. Should not be missed.

Thank Anna S
Dickinson, North Dakota
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This beachside restaurant is really nice for dinner at sunset. The shrimp were huge and the asian influence was unique and delicious. Service was excellent. The mint lemonade was refreshing and not too sweet.

Thank NDAdventurers
Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem and a breath of fresh air compared to the rest of the backpacker type places in town. The food, the drinks, dessert even espresso were all done perfectly. Very casual beach place on the water... But with class. The music was a nice mix of Motown, Sinatra and Bocelli. We came with kids who were welcomed. We... More 

Thank RezaTravels
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I picked Bambu to proposed to my girlfriend ... they took so much care and gave us so much attention. I know that for our first anniversary we will come back.

Thank Richard M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Bambu Beach is an incredible water front restaurant with a deep menu featuring a variety of ingredients, with something for everyone. The restaurant is a little more dressed up than buttoned down, compared with the other local restaurants. The drink menu is also one of the most extensive in the town. Once you've finished exploring the central parts of San... More 

Thank KevinCoatsRaleigh
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This place was delicious. We got a free appetizer! Very good seafood and great drink menu. I highly recommend it and priced decently. Beautiful ambiance as well!

Thank Monika M
York, pa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have had, fish, seafood and pasta here. All wonderfully prepared. I took a break from the local seafood and had a lemon pasta dish that was wonderful. Great view and right on the water.

Thank sac909
The Hague, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Had diner here last night. What a disappointment. The soy sauce with the Vietnamese rolls was a disaster and the rolls were no good either. The chickensoup was a bowl of boiled vegetables with chicken in it (no real broth is used) the calamares were chewy and the lobster was dry. It fills your stomag but certainly is not worth... More 

Thank SandraAtje66
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Paolo and his staff, presented the most fantastically flavoured mixed seafood dish as I was visiting San Juan del Sur, from Tamarindo, Costa Rica July 30. At the west end of the beach drive, near Hotel Anamar, Bambu Beach is a must visit for your quiet and superb dining evening and sunset view. Receiving the tab....I was extremely surprised that... More 

Thank Tom B
Durbuy, Belgium
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

They always have greeat specials such as crab, fresh fish, a delicious seafood soup. It is at the end of the beach on the right side when you face the restaurant street. You have to give it a go + the cocktails are delicious

Thank Manon D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North end of Beach, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: 505-5682-101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?