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Republika Bar

Meters West of Central Market 50, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 8292 8421
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (8 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Meters West of Central Market 50, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Republika bar is amazing. Delicious food and drink. We were there couple of time and all was super fast served. Stuff is amazing especially Roberto Carlos. He is very nice, polite and fast, top 10. We will for sure go back there. And prices are...More

Thank Maja B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here twice, quesadillas once and tacos another time. The food was great and the service was fast.

Thank SECoaster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been frequenting Republika ever since discovering San Juan Del Sur in 2016. This is one of the most fun and upbeat bars located in the heart of town which is a favourite for many of the local expats and tourists. The atmosphere is...More

2  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We had dinner at Republika Bar, and it was decent. The hummus plate was a little bitter, but my daughter really like her pasta dish. The Greek salad was OK, and the falafel burger was average, but the fries were really good.

Thank Lee F
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Went here three times during our stay. The food is amazing, especially the cheese burger! They also have flavour infused rum, the ginger is really worth a shot (pun intended). Each night there is some happening: trivia, poker, startending etc.

Thank Theakk
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This little bar and restaurant in San Juan Del Sur has good food and service and is known for hosting game nights where locals, vacationers and expats get together for trivia, cards and good fun. Friendly clientele, excellent staff and some really fun and different...More

Thank matthew e
Devon A, Manager at Republika Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hi Matt. Thanks for the kind words, were thrilled you found Republika on your trip to San Juan! Hopefully see you back down here soon. Cheers

Reviewed 7 February 2018

Food took forever, it was not that good and I got sick. I do not recommend this place. Lots of smokers as well.More

Thank Heidi S
Devon A, Manager at Republika Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Hi Heidi. We're so sorry you weren't feeling well after your visit at a Republika. We take great care in making sure all the food is prepared properly and that the kitchen is kept clean - this is not a usual occurance at our bar....More

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Just go here. The tacos are great, and the infused rum is even better. The staff is always courteous and attentive. It’s always fun, lots of locals. Go here.

Thank HarpAggie2001
Devon A, Manager at Republika Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Hi! Thanks so much for the great review, we're so glad you enjoyed your time at Republika. Come join us on Friday for Name that Tune or Tuesday for general Trivia. Both are a blast!

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Four of us ordered burgers. It took almost an hour (not exaggerating) to get our food which ended up being lukewarm at best and the buns were soggy. Supposedly, this place is known for its burger. I did not experience this. The waitress kept making...More

Thank Mary G
Juliette D, Propriétaire at Republika Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Mary, I am sorry about that, but it was a really busy night, and my waitress told you it would take time to get some food. She also offered you some shots to apology for the delay, but you forgot to mention it on...More

Reviewed 26 December 2017

This is a place where you want to go to have fun and enjoy a good american vibe. The food is ok, but you won't die. It is definately one of those places where you will made friends and enjoy a bit of San Juan

Thank Ela M
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Questions & Answers
9 December 2016|
Response from Travelnica | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea
8 May 2016|
Response from Juliette D | Property representative |
Hey So sorry for the late answer. We don't do anymore hooka sorry .. Hope you enjoyed your trip in San Juan Del Sur
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters West of Central Market 50, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 8292 8421
  • E-mail
Republika Bar is a favorite hot spot for expats, local, and travelers alike. Day & Night you will find people enjoying their extensive Menu featuring breakfast (served all day long), organic salads, burgers, tacos, VEGAN & VEGETARIAN meals and a large selection of beverage. Known as the "Cheers of San Juan del Sur", Republika Bar is now a Rum house making and serving Homemade Infused Rum ("Rhum arrangé" in French). Owned by two French Amigas, Republika has transformed into a hub for fun activities to make sure every guest can step outside their box and just have a good time ! Trivia Night on TUESDAYS Poker Night on WEDNESDAYS Music Trivia on FRIDAYS & more So make sure to come on in, strike up a conversation with the people next to you while tasting a unique recipe of infused Rum and getting entertained by the weekly activities
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