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El Timon

Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 2568 2243
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (99 reviews)
“octopus” (36 reviews)
“plantain chips” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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1 - 10 of 746 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten a lot of grilled octopus in many countries and this would have to be the most delicious octopus. The service was amazing as well

Thank nettygrice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came in low season, we were the only ones in the restaurant. But we’ve been here also in high season and I have to say: service is always consistent. Excellent $1 beer and rum. Seafood platter is plenty to fill you up with fresh...More

Thank jennycarrion
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Happy hour drinks & food menu was good. Nice ambiance, another restaurant on the beach with a beautiful view.

Thank C W
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We went here twice, and returned because of the excellent food, view, and service. We had a blast. I celebrated my birthday there as well, and the band played the song. It was very fun.

Thank Dre374
Reviewed August 4, 2018

They have some of the best happy hour food options in town! El Timon has incredible service, delicious regular menu food and a variety of entertainment options from live bands to Cultural Night and it’s on the beach! It’s one of our go to places...More

Thank AletheaS40
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

As the recommended restaurant by my Fishing Charter owner, El Timon did not disappoint. The first visit I asked for seating in the beach to smoke a cigar and they were more than happy to accommodate. I orders a hot Clam appetizer, grilled lobster entree,...More

Thank Aweldon
Reviewed April 22, 2018

We were in town for a week and it was Saturday night and looking for a good dinner. We had seen this place on other trips to San Juan Del Sur so we popped in. Unbelievable they started us off with plaintain chips and salsa...More

Thank pasqualejunk
Reviewed April 18, 2018

Perfect location on the beach to watch the sunset. We went there a few times for happy hour at sunset time and had the ron con calala and the fish carpaccio for a really good price.

Thank victoria j
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Stopped for pina colodas and a view and didn’t disappoint! Great service and views. Lively and servers don’t seem Tom bug if you’re coming in for just a drink and want a great table

Thank GlamGram9989
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We ordered 2 beer here and asked for our check from a couple of different waiters. After the other staff located our actual waiter, he didn't bring us a bill and verbally told us a price higher than the menu and insisted the difference was...More

Thank Michael H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 2568 2243
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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!
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