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“Filling and delicious family dinner”
Review of Restaurante Vivian

Restaurante Vivian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Open since 1980, Vivian Restaurant offers visitors the port of San Juan del Sur a selected menu of seafood cuisine of good taste and quality. Mrs. Vivian and her son, are the soul that guarantee customers good service and attention that Vivian Restaurant offers.
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Just had dinner here with my family this evening and had an excellent experience! We had the mixed seafood ceviche which was full of flavour and definitely fills any craving for fresh coastal food. Amazing view and WONDERFUL friendly staff.

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1  Thank ae_riediger
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Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

I ordered a whole fried fish for about $12 (pricey even for SJDS) but I would not have minded if the taste was there. Sadly, the fish had no flavor. I had to ask for lots of extra lime. Wife had lobster ceviche but it was also lacking lime juice. She asked for it and they brought what tasted like margarita mix. That explains the sweet flavor of the ceviche. The actual margarita glasses were so tiny I finished mine in 2 sips. The time it took to get our food was also too long seeing as how the place was not crowded on a Monday at 8pm. The 2 stars are for the excellent wait service and location.

Thank Nelson H
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

The ceviche was exceptional, and the view can't be beat. I was not so excited about the breakfast we had there though. Pretty standard local fare, and I hoped they would do better. But its a great place for cocktails and sunset snacks!

1  Thank doronamiran
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Had dinner at Restaurante Vivian with a group of friends. The food was terrific and the views of the beach from the restaurant were spectacular. This restaurant is on the pricey side in San Juan del Sur but has excellent service, food and atmosphere. Definitely a great place for a special night out!

Thank MartiOwen
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

We arrived in SJDS hungry and ready for lunch. The restaurants right on the sand looked nice and promised fresh Nicaraguan seafood fare. Not so. I ordered the arroz con mariscos and was served a bowl of mediocre rice with a mountain of old shellfish that tasted like it had been frozen and reconstituted days earlier. To make matters worse, the place is extremely expensive (even for American standards) and I got an upset stomach that night. Blehh...

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