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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” (89 reviews)
“shrimp” (43 reviews)
“carpaccio” (18 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 25 October 2017 via mobile

Came here both for a drink during the day and for dinner one evening. The staff wear great uniforms and are very attentive, but their English is very limited. Beautiful views out to the beach and the sunset here was spectacular! The food is good...More

Thank Hanna B
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Nice seafood restaurant on the beach of San Juan del Sur. Great whole fish and salads. Lots of choices.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous view of the sunset and cultural night on Thursdays are the reason to come here. The food is mediocre and the service is typically slow like most places in a Nica and quite expensive comparatively. Worth going if you are paying for ambiance and...More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 4 October 2017

El Timon, centrally located on the beach avenue, cannot be overlooked. Always crowded and that might have influenced negatively the quality of the food.

Thank 100countriesManagua
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

You have a great view because you’re eating at the beach. Portion sizes are big and food tastes good. Only thing: in comparison to other places you pay a lot. I suppose you pay for the view!

Thank Susan8433
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This was our first time in San Juan del Sur and we decided to have drinks and some food at El Timon. With it being right on the beach, it had great scenery of the bay and sunset. Fantastic service, food and drinks.

Thank Jonfo1969
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Not the cheapest place in SJDS but quality is good and portions are very big. Views over the beach are very nice too

Thank Jimmy V
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

El Timon is one of the best places to spend a sunset evening in San Juan del Sur. The food is incredible. The live music is even better! And the view is the best!

Thank Kirte K
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We ordered garlic fish filet and waited 40 minutes to get it. When we got it it was over cooked. The taste was pretty good for being Nicaragua, it tasted garlic as described in the menu. The restaurant is located next to the beach so...More

Thank mary1230
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I went to el Timon on a Thursday night and it was great. They had live music, the place was packed with locals and the food was excellent. I ordered a seafood soup and it was really good. It had large chunks of lobster and...More

Thank Cynthia P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, 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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