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Bambu Beach

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North end of Beach, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
505-5682-101
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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A hidden gem and a breath of fresh air compared to the rest of the backpacker type places in town. The food, the drinks, dessert even espresso were all done perfectly. Very casual beach place on the water... But with class. The music was a nice mix of Motown, Sinatra and Bocelli. We came with kids who were welcomed. We... More 

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Thank RezaTravels
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I picked Bambu to proposed to my girlfriend ... they took so much care and gave us so much attention. I know that for our first anniversary we will come back.

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Thank Richard M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Bambu Beach is an incredible water front restaurant with a deep menu featuring a variety of ingredients, with something for everyone. The restaurant is a little more dressed up than buttoned down, compared with the other local restaurants. The drink menu is also one of the most extensive in the town. Once you've finished exploring the central parts of San... More 

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Thank KevinCoatsRaleigh
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This place was delicious. We got a free appetizer! Very good seafood and great drink menu. I highly recommend it and priced decently. Beautiful ambiance as well!

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Thank Monika M
York, pa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have had, fish, seafood and pasta here. All wonderfully prepared. I took a break from the local seafood and had a lemon pasta dish that was wonderful. Great view and right on the water.

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Thank sac909
The Hague, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Had diner here last night. What a disappointment. The soy sauce with the Vietnamese rolls was a disaster and the rolls were no good either. The chickensoup was a bowl of boiled vegetables with chicken in it (no real broth is used) the calamares were chewy and the lobster was dry. It fills your stomag but certainly is not worth... More 

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Thank SandraAtje66
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Paolo and his staff, presented the most fantastically flavoured mixed seafood dish as I was visiting San Juan del Sur, from Tamarindo, Costa Rica July 30. At the west end of the beach drive, near Hotel Anamar, Bambu Beach is a must visit for your quiet and superb dining evening and sunset view. Receiving the tab....I was extremely surprised that... More 

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Thank Tom B
Durbuy, Belgium
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

They always have greeat specials such as crab, fresh fish, a delicious seafood soup. It is at the end of the beach on the right side when you face the restaurant street. You have to give it a go + the cocktails are delicious

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Thank Manon D
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I've eaten here a few times and every time has been wonderful - whether I'm there for a quiet dinner with my young son, with a group of people for a celebration, or with another family for a nice dinner, we have enjoyed it!

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Telluride
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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We have been to Bambu many times and it continues to shine. We hit it during sushi night on our last visit and had a great appetizer selection before our main meal. Great service...always! Nightly specials, including often a fresh seafood option, which is usually excellent. The setting is on the quiet side of town and the outdoor dining enjoys... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North end of Beach, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: 505-5682-101

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