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“Best Seafood in San Juan”
Review of El Timon

El Timon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$18
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, 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 25 June 2014 via mobile

Loved this place- amazing seafood and great atmosphere, this is one of the original places on the water, the grilled platter is more than enough for 3 people, my gf and I barely ate half of it. Super friendly and hospital people. A+++++

1  Thank Jose C
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Food was average but the location and view are perfect for an afternoon stop. Service was excellent. Clean restaurant and restrooms.

1  Thank Lauren U
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Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Came here for the day and had an amazing lunch on the beach.... And then hung out on the beach all day after.... They have wifi so it's great for chilling on the beach in the sun hanging out all day long... Cool view if a huge statue on the hill too as well

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Thank Villin420
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

El Timón was a really good choice, I had the garlic butter lobster ( it was four tails!) and it was good but a but raw. My husband ordered the octopus and it was really amazing!, they bring you some chips to start and the main courses comes with nice side dishes.
Our waiter was really nice but he would keep taking things from our table!! he took my husbands glass when he still had something on it, and he would take things that we hadn´t finished with!! I´m sure it was with good intentions but but was annoying.

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Thank Violetagrancelli
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

El Timon is by FAR the best place to visit just before sunset to hang out, listen to live music, dine on delicious appetizers, enjoy tasty cocktails and watch the sunset from the best vantage point in San Juan. Their dinner menu is amazing as well. And their cultural nights are Thursdays are a "must see" attraction while in San Juan! The waitstaff at El Timon are among the best ever. We love this place!

Thank ChicaBrava
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Randall G, Owner at El Timon, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thank you very much Chica Brava! We are always happy to have you here here and hope you enjoy your visit each time you come. We know you like the live music here, so just FYI: We have started a live music night on Fridays as well, with soft Latin and English Rock, performed by Bryan and his group. See you again soon!

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