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Pan De Vida

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Meters West of the Texaco Gas Station 50, San Juan del Sur 60134, Nicaragua
+505 8379 7549
08:00 - 18:00
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East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

loved the bread and the cakes - but save the money and hit up the german guy at the farmers market. His stuff is much better. But overall it's still good stuff, it's just a bit expensive.. Even for gringo prices..

Thank Alisha F
York, pa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Love visiting this bakery and watching them bake the bread in the brick oven. Everything we have tried is delicious. We like to eat most of our breakfasts at "home" and not eat out. So we stop here and get whole grain bread for toast or sandwiches. We have had their carrot bread and banana bread both very good. We... More 

Thank sac909
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

When we visited at 8:30 there were only a few loaves and a few bananas cakes available and they were still making bread for that day! So we brought a loaf from the limited choice and can only assume it was yesterdays as it was not that fresh and the quality of their baking poor. The loaf was very heavy... More 

Thank Caroline J
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 April 2016

nice fresh brick oven breads and cakes. love the banana loaf and french bread.yum yum yum try it you'll like it

Thank jim b
Belmar, New Jersey
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232 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

I'm trying not to take offense at the name, while I'm certain the locals do. That aside they fill a need in SJS. The bread and treats are fresh and delicious.

Thank susiesci
San Diego, California
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176 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We came twice; once on the day we arrived, and a few days later. We loved the pan integral, but the real showstopper was the banana bread with chocolate chips! A real gem for bread lovers like me and my family!

Thank 581lily
San Jose, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Everytime I travel to Nicaragua I have to buy apple and banana cake in Pan de Vida! Everything is baked in the brick oven reason why of the good flavor, the bakery have a great location since it is at the beginning of the town, great customer service and schedule since it opens during holidays.Support a great, artisan and family... More 

Thank Niozetai
Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Delicious, crusty, fresh baked breads. I found myself craving this as the restaurants there do not serve bread with meals. Bought a loaf of seasoned focaccia and washed it down with some Tonah beer on the terrace at the hotel.

Thank JoanMaty
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

once you try their bread, you will go back. I have a preference for the olive oil one : at 150 Cordobas (almost 8 CAN $), it is way more expensive than similar quality bread in Montreal. I have a friend in SJDS, a local, who earns the same amount per day, just to make things clear. I feel bad,... More 

Thank Journaliste2011
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

All the pastry and bakery is very delicious and you want to buy everything you see. The flavor and texture of the pastry is incredibly delicious!! I recommend to try one of each and make your order the day before or in the morning because everything is sold out very fast!!!

Thank Silvia S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters West of the Texaco Gas Station 50, San Juan del Sur 60134, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 8379 7549
Pan De Vida is your brick oven bakery!
We offer a fine selection of hand crafted artisan breads and sweets. Make your own pizza at the Saturday night pizza party, order a special occasion cake and don't forget the famous chocolate chip cookies!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?