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“#1 seafood restaurant in San Juan del Sur - with spectacular sunsets”
Review of El Timon

El Timon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$18
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed 24 December 2011

El Timon is unique in seafood in the small town of San Juan del Sur. the service is top, our waiter was very attentive and utmost friendly. we had a huge seafood platter for two with delicious fish, shrimp, lobster, octopus.... plus drinks, plus desserts, coffees and a Flor de Caña at ard. USD 50. this tropical restaurant (open place) is located right at the beachfront, the sunsets are really awesome. it was unforgettable dining at the Nicaraguan Pacific coast. If you are a seafood freak, don't miss it, it is just perfect -especially the fish. See you again in 2012!

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Reviewed 18 December 2011

We spent 2 weeks in Nicaragua, and 12 days in San Juan del Sur. After trying all the places on the beach side, and the fanciest hotel in town, we decided hands down El Timon was the best! Their Happy Hour menu is to die for, including amazing $1 appetizers - I'm in love with the fish carpaccio, and their seafood dinners are abundant and delicious. We had fish, shrimp and lobster dinners - all fresh and yummy. You can't beat the setting, either for sunset or people watching. The service is excellent. Later on in the afternoon/evening they have terrific entertainment, with salsa music and a terrific Thursday evening ballet folklorico. This is a great placce for families, groups, or just a romantic dinner for 2 by the ocean.

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Thank Rhonda24
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Reviewed 17 December 2011

The meals were excellent, the service fast and friendly and the prices very reasonable.

The Forclorico Show was also very intertaining and informative.

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Reviewed 12 December 2011

This is the place for fresh red snapper. The seafood is the best in town. The service top notch. I found El Timon had understood and perfected western style service years before the rest. The prices great and the location is perfect. You'll be back.

Thank SindiChapman
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Reviewed 3 December 2011

It was Thanksgiving Day in San Juan del Sur and I was feasting on grilled lobster and shrimp while watching traditional Nicaraguan dancers show off their costumes and steps. The food was great - served by courteous, attentive wait staff. My other meal there was a lunch with delicious shrimp and plantains. Loved the fresh seafood. Another diner at my table had the fried octopus which she said was delicious. And another had the mahi-mahi which was fresh and delicious. Best view of the bay and wonderful breeze to relax after walking around San Juan.

Thank Carole G
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