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El Pollito Pescador

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$$ - $$$
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Opposite Hotel Colonial | San Juan del Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 8975 2043
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Regina, Canada
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438 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple of ex-pats had recommended Maggy's AKA El Pollito Pescador earlier in the day. We found it just a couple of blocks up front the beach. It has a lovely quiet garden in the back of the restaurant where they serve dinner. The specialize in roast chicken so we thought we would give it a go. My husband had... More 

Thank Cheryl K
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prices are great! Excellent food! Must eat here when in town. Most plates are $4. Chicken sandwich was awesome and so was the chicken breast! Will come back here for sure!

Thank Sunshine_Chica
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been staying in SJDS for three weeks and have yet to dine out at night...until now. We happened upon this establishment and looked at the menu from the street and decided to give it a try. When you walk in you pass by the kitchen. Being the nosy individual that I am, I took a... More 

Thank weloveadventure09
Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant has a beautiful garden setting with delicious drinks and good food. It's great for a romantic dinner, but we went as a group and had a nice big table waiting for us!

Thank lau_m89
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The supervisor can speak French, she was friendly and she introduced a new appetizer - duck pate - which was very good. The chicken (house speciality) was good and the atmosphere was nice in the garden/dining room. Prices are good.

Thank Andy N
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on accident. We planned to go to go to another restaurant but saw this one and decided to go here. Good decision! Food was good, we had one 1/4 chicken and one chicken curry. The drinks where in happy hour and the staff was very friendly. Definitely a place we would recommend.

Thank RosaMarja
Pelham, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I had the steamed snapper - oh yum. One had the half chicken and was stuffed. Another had the steak, and found it beautifully cooked and tender. The jazz in the background was lovely. The new location next to Republika is lovely also - a private rear courtyard with more tables. Maggy is french; speaks spanish and english. And has... More 

Thank Tammy M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for good food we stumped with this place, you couldn't tell from outside the quality of place/food you were going to get... decor is classy and simple, cool and chill music... best of all awesome food and even better prizes... highly recommended!!!

Thank Flor A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Great environment, great food, great price and great place, extremely happy, pasta with shrimp and fillet mignon where jus excellent. Pinaple crepe was a new and mice flavor, prices were very good, 30$ dinner good food in a nice place... Was not to like!!!

Thank Carlos C
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Hidden beside Repúblika is this gem of a restaurant with clean modern decor and superb food for the lowest prices in San Juan. If you want to eat like a king on the budget of a peasant this is the place to come. After 2 weeks in San Juan and eating at just about every restaurant this one is by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opposite Hotel Colonial | San Juan del Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 8975 2043

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