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Big Wave Dave's

Meters East Of El Timon 25, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 2568 2648
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (4 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
“pulled pork” (2 reviews)
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Bar, International, Pub, Gastropub
Meters East Of El Timon 25, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Great place to stop have a cold one and meet good people food and service is great place has a market on Saturday am good baking and veggies

Thank bobvennard
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Canadian owned and of course many snowbirds spend time there. Hard core of grizzly drinkers around the bar and front tables. Nachos were good; bear reasonable but the toilets were some of the worst ive seen in Nicaragua. Surprising really. Popped in on a Friday...More

Thank Healix
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Whenever we felt like a bit of good comfort food, this is where we came. chicken fingers, poutine, nachos or a burger it was good. The rum punch was a favourite for us. Staff is friendly. Dave also has different events during the week. We...More

Thank LJ_Can
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

The food in this place was not so bad but the place is worn out. There seems to never be more than a hand full of expats siting at the bar drinking. Blues one night a week and a crappy pool table in a durty...More

Thank dingldorf2001
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Good food with HUGE portions. Local and imported beers and a pool table!. Saturday farmers market with local food and trinkets.

Thank 25judyv
Reviewed 2 December 2017

My husband, son, and I regularly visit here, and Dave is amazing. My son and I are vegetarians (pescatarian; seafood only, no meat). Dave has made a special vegetarian chili for us to try and offered vegetarian Thanksgiving plates which were beyond flavorful. The drinks...More

Thank Anastacia2017
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We have been there a couple time and the food both times was delicious. Philly Cheesesteak, and their chicken sandwiches were great. The bartender is the only server and had hardly any customers in there both times but seemed like we were bothering her by...More

Thank snorrie999
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Decent prices and customer service as well. There are numerous books for sell and exchange too. It s airy and well lit,therefore does not have a dank bar feel. It reminds me of a Key West type of bar. It cheerful----

Thank mike w
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We were lucky enough to first visit Big Wave Dave's on a Saturday. This was our first trip to Nicaragua and we were staying at Casa Morada, an amazing self-catered pool home 10 minutes away. On Saturdays, Dave hosts a local fresh green market at...More

Thank Manny O
Reviewed 28 September 2017

A friend and me were there at a relaxed off-season afternoon, I had a delicious salad and she was very happy with her lasagne. The prices were good as well as the fresh juices we got there.

Thank NathalieJanuary89
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Bar, International, Pub, Gastropub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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