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El Timon


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, International, Latin, Seafood, Central American
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

Location and contact

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!
US$8 - US$18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
International, Latin, Seafood, Central American
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews seafood octopus plantain chips lobster tail fresh fish steak salad happy hour thursday night in town located right watch the sunset san juan beach sjds appetizers outfit
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was a recommended stop but I am not able to recommend it. The service was good, the beer was cold but then so was my main course. I chose BBQ ribs and perhaps that was not a wise choice for a seafood restaurant....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DragonflyMurray
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an awesome time in San Juan del sur,the food and service were exceptional,we ate there many times in our two week stay but some of the best we could mention were the seafood stew very yummy and the octopus carpaccio but all meals...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank rupertm405
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Two loungers and an umbrella with 2 drinks for $15? pretty good deal for a great beach and great bar service.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Manfred H
Reviewed December 25, 2018

It is very good ,located right on the beach. Comfortable, clean and it has nice bathrooms. The beer was cheap and Excellent service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David U
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Great ocean front restaurant, clean and great service staf. They offer local entertainment and dancing to give you some idea of the local culture Great seafood offerings especially the ceviche1 Worthy of a visit Roger

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rogerwolff
Reviewed October 27, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nettygrice
Reviewed October 17, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jennycarrion
Reviewed September 24, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AletheaS40
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