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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (91 reviews)
“octopus” (33 reviews)
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International, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Reviewed yesterday

The appetizers are phenomenal..Then, the view is dynamite because you're right close to the beachgoers. the entrees are awesome in quality and quantity!! You can take your daily catch, they will prepare it however you like. Fresh Mahi and Tuna are out of this world.

Thank harry k
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a recent trip to San Juan del Sur we visited one of my favorite spots again. My wife ordered lobster and when it arrived it was cold and overcooked. I ordered the fried fish with tomato sauce on top, this was cooked to perfection....More

Thank msmxtoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the parrillada of mariscos and it came cold and old. Very disappointed in the food in the us restaurant . Didn't seem fresh at all. To bad because it's a great location.

Thank naturalrachel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We where 3 adults and 3 kids eating here. We have been eating here several time truout the years. Almost 3 years since last time, so the place has gotten bigger. And so have the prices it is fairly expensive for Nicaragua but not that...More

Thank Håvar B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Morgans Rock and got a ride over to San Juan Del Sur for lunch. This place was really good. Portions are large - we ordered too much food. The octopus ceviche was terrific. A simply grilled filet was very good. Daughter's...More

Thank MarkkD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped in for a snack and drinks! Staff was friendly and helpful! We bought a few snacks and beer! Everything was great. The one downfall which is why I gave 4 stars is all restaurants charge a tip to the bill! Normal around 15%...More

Thank Yered S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Timon, located on tha beach, offers very good seafood. We tried the ceviche together with the patacones con queso and left happy (and full, as portions are generous)

Thank Lata67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Food and nice ambiance. Live music and you can choose to be on the sand or indoor. All the appetizer are delicious and very nice presentation.

Thank Anamaria G
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Great spot on the beach to watch the sun go down and enjoy the sunset. Happy hour runs until 6pm and they have no problem with you ordering multiple drinks, we didn't try the food but it looked great!

Thank Donall11
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Good food, good service and live music. Right in front of the beach. We got a sea and land platter for two and it was good.

Thank Clus Q
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
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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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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