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El Timon

Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 2568 2243
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (96 reviews)
“shrimp” (46 reviews)
“plantain chips” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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1 - 10 of 741 reviews

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

As the recommended restaurant by my Fishing Charter owner, El Timon did not disappoint. The first visit I asked for seating in the beach to smoke a cigar and they were more than happy to accommodate. I orders a hot Clam appetizer, grilled lobster entree,...More

Thank Aweldon
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We were in town for a week and it was Saturday night and looking for a good dinner. We had seen this place on other trips to San Juan Del Sur so we popped in. Unbelievable they started us off with plaintain chips and salsa...More

Thank pasqualejunk
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Perfect location on the beach to watch the sunset. We went there a few times for happy hour at sunset time and had the ron con calala and the fish carpaccio for a really good price.

Thank victoria j
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Stopped for pina colodas and a view and didn’t disappoint! Great service and views. Lively and servers don’t seem Tom bug if you’re coming in for just a drink and want a great table

Thank GlamGram9989
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We ordered 2 beer here and asked for our check from a couple of different waiters. After the other staff located our actual waiter, he didn't bring us a bill and verbally told us a price higher than the menu and insisted the difference was...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This place has great service! Food is just ok. Had the seafood platter for two and 2 drinks each for two people and it was about $70 US. Too expensive for what you get.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We went to El Timon at the recommendation of our lodge and we weren’t disappointed. The staff was very friendly and helpful, particularly given our very limited Spanish. We asked our server to recommend the house specialties and ordered the seafood plate for 2. There...More

Thank Eylerisms
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We dropped in with a few of us just to have a couple of drinks but when we saw the seafood soup being served at the next table we stayed long enough to work up an appetite.....which is no mean feat when you’re on a...More

Thank jimmyhendriks
Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you want seafood this is the place to go in SJDS, it's definitely not cheap but the portions are big. Fried fish fillet was fresh and tasty, breaded shrimp was very good too and it had like 20 big shrimps (we shared this one)....More

Thank AleDiaz089
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Great service at this classic Nicaraguan food restaurant right on the bay in SJDS. The food was solid, wasn't blown away but certainly good for a nice lunch and definitely a great value, prices were very reasonable. This place seems to be real tourist attraction,...More

Thank Colleen B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
23:30 - 22:00
Monday
23:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
23:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
23:30 - 22:00
Thursday
23:30 - 22:00
Friday
23:30 - 22:00
Saturday
23:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 2568 2243
  • E-mail
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!
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