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Rancho Las Marias Restaurant

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We have frequented this local restaurant and decided to get a few friends together for a nice local meal. The group grew to over 30 family and friends, most whom have never been there. Typically with a group this size in any restaurant provides a challenge but they were ready for the challenge. After all of the chit chat we... More 

Thank Stormin4741
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

A little out of town on the way to the beaches, we visit this spot every time we come to SJDS. Tables set under thatch roofs, with the occasional dog that comes to visit. Some of our favorites include: peliguey (not always available unfortunately), ceviche, fish soup, the fish dishes, grilled beef. It does get windy here sometimes so be... More 

Thank NorthVan
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Really good local food at great prices. I like the peliguey and the jalapeno chicken. Great tajadas. Staff is wonderful. Located a little north of SJDS on the Chocolata it is well the trip

Thank wphenckel
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2013

The food here was fantastic, tasty and reasonable. The lobster was amazing and if you love garlic they know how to do it!

Thank mckay118
Surrey, BC
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

We spent our Christmas vacation in the San Juan Del Sur area and ate both our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners at Rancho Las Marias. Piping hot, delicious food and hugs from Maria - couldn't have asked for more. If you are looking for great, inexpensive food in a family friendly atmosphere and don't want the hassle of driving... More 

Thank 15290
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

We decided to try a local restaurant and had heard great things about Las Maria's. The restaurant is located on the Chocolate Highway (5 minutes walk from the Mango Rosa). The young waiter was very helpful, our Spanish is not that great, but he was happy to help us with our menu options. It's a large menu and the portions... More 

Thank johnnieVancouver
Toronto, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

We recently stayed at Mango Rosa, on the road to Playas Marsella & Maderas. For a change of pace with eating we decided to brave the dark walk on the road to visit Rancho Las Marias. We'd heard mixed advice on walking the road at night, and found it no problem at all. No issues with safety. We brought a... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

If you want basic Nicaraguan food, head to Rancho los Maria's. While convienent for us as we were staying at the Balconnes, this restaurant is located a few miles from downtown SJDS. This place is nothing fancy; 6 outdoor tables; dogs and cats running around; the family kids running around. We had the fish Ceviche which was the best we... More 

Thank harnett01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2009

Maria’s is without a doubt the best restaurant in the San Juan del Sur area. Located 7 kilometers north from town, it is definitely worth the drive if you’re staying in town. Family own and operated for years, all the locals know about Maria’s and it can be the happening place on weekends! Great Nicaraguan food and music and fun... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur

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