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Big Wave Dave's

££ - £££
Bar, International, Gastropub
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Meters East Of El Timon 25, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 2568 2648
07:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Huntington Beach, California
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great! An old line expat gathering spot with the smattering of adventurous travelers. Dave's has been around since the late 90's and is just the spot for a cold beer! You can sit and watch the locals saunter in and out catching up on the daily happenings. Absolutely worth visiting!

Thank Lisa M
Stillwater, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good cold beer and margaritas; plus cool t-shirts! The painted mural on the wall is really cool as well.

Thank SusieK28
Grand Bend, Canada
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Stopped in numerous times great cold beer, breakfast burritos also very good, stop in Saturday morning for the local Farmers Market awesome idea.

Thank Beachbum_LN
New Paltz, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Even though it's called 'Big' Wave Dave's, I'm going to say that it's a 'little' slice of heaven ;) Great farmer's market on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm (try the mini cheesecakes) and I can't wait to play in their pool tournaments. Menu is excellent and well priced. My favorite bar in SJdS!

Thank christinajoytharp
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We came here by recommendation of another Canadian and it was horrible. I think this is more of a place you might come for a few drinks rather then food. The fries were rock solid and way over spiced, the bun of the burger was hard and the portion of the local plate was very small for the price. I... More 

1 Thank Katya S
New Braunfels, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great food and really cold beer. Get the Shepard's pie! If you dont see it on the menu, ask for it. They are very accommodating.

Thank kunzejoseph
Vancouver, Canada
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in on a Sunday hoping to catch the Seahawks game. We wound up leaving because they didn't have the feed but not before we ate. The Caesar salad is great! Was craving some greens and it didn't disappoint. Fresh lettuce real bacon bits and a light dressing. The spicy chicken quesadillas were also very flavourful. Lastly the bartender was... More 

Thank KinderM
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

So we wandered in here before a morning of surfing in San Juan. It is a very nice place, great atmosphere, with some very interesting decor on the walls. Including some PNW tribal art. The food is decent for breakfast and lunch and not too expensive. I am not a big drinking person, but the bar seemed great as well.

Thank John M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This bar/restaurant is my kind of place. I also love that there is a farmers market every Saturday morning. The atmosphere is dive-y but feels very at-home to me. All of the servers and staff are sweethearts. I've eaten breakfast here and the food was absolutely stunning. Cheap and delicious. Especially great for fixing up a hangover. :)

Thank Lauren M
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Canadians know what they are doing, a good place to have some good food, good people, good times and a great buzz

Thank loincloth42

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Bar, International, Gastropub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters East Of El Timon 25, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 2568 2648
All food options are Hand-Made, Fresh Daily using the highest quality Nicaraguan and Imported ingredients. We are renowned for our fresh-squeezed or infused soft beverages and the best Martinis and Bloody Caesars in town. Weekly we offer a Trivia Night (Monday), Texas Hold'Em Poker Tourney (Tuesday), Live Blues Music (Wednesday), Pool Tournament and BBQ (Friday), Farmer's Market (Saturday) and more Live Music (Sunday). Chill Music, Big Smiles and the ever-present curmudgeon (Dave).

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