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Pan De Vida

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Meters West of the Texaco Gas Station 50, San Juan del Sur 60134, Nicaragua
+505 8379 7549
08:00 - 18:00
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Köln, Deutschland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

We had to try this bakery after reading all the great comments about it. The banana/chocolate bread was definitely amazing, especially as it was still warm. But the chocolate muffin wasn't good at all! It tasted like nothing, which was pretty disappointing... Prices are high for local standards.

Thank Tine903
Oakville, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Only sampled the banana bread which was very delicious. Can't say I saw a lot of selection and prices were definitely gringo prices. But charming and proud owner. Brick oven was quaint.

Thank KamaMac
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

I craved a decent bread and found it at Pan de vida. Nice shop and staff with a good selection of sweet and healthier bread options. We enjoyed the olive bread, but it was a bit expensive for Nica standards almost $5?! Please be aware that fresh bread is made during the day and available around 1pm, in the am... More 

Thank Mel B
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Found this spot by accident, it is easy to miss but well worth the visit. I had one bite of the apple treat (forget the name) and had to buy 2 more. Tried some cookies as well. All good

Thank Jake F
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

After a disappointing lunch at another SJDS establishment, we tracked down this place based on TA recommendations. The road is still a big mess outside of the bakery but the trek was well worth it. Totally delicious baked goods.

Thank JTRTW2014
Memphis, Tennessee
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Mango bread, just typing those 2 words gives me goosebumps. We visit each time we hit Nicaragua and have never been disappointed. Home ground wheat & fresh ingredients made right in front of you. Intimate and smells like heaven when you walk by.

Thank meanlorijeanne
Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

This spot was recommended by some folks that we met on the plane down to Managua. It was a quick walk from where were staying. Fabulous clay oved baked breads! and not stupid expensive.

Thank Georgia C
Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Nice small panaderia (bakery) with a stone oven and nice staff. Their chocolate chip cookies were so good that I went back every morning for more. Yummy!

Thank beav16
Medford, Oregon
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Interestingly, we didn't see this in SJDS, but found the franchise in Granada and had coffee and pastries there twice. Excellente!!! The owners are a very sweet younger couple from Canada and Venezuela.

Thank Richard K
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

We paid this place a visit on our first day in Nicaragua and it was a decent start. We bought a cinnamon role ($2), a slice of apple cake ($2.5), and their fucacha bread ($3), with the latest being by far the best one. Although all were tasty, the cinnamon role tasted as though it was a couple of days... More 

Thank TravelReviewer1983

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters West of the Texaco Gas Station 50, San Juan del Sur 60134, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 8379 7549
Pan De Vida is your brick oven bakery!
We offer a fine selection of hand crafted artisan breads and sweets. Make your own pizza at the Saturday night pizza party, order a special occasion cake and don't forget the famous chocolate chip cookies!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?