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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (92 reviews)
“octopus” (33 reviews)
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International, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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1 - 10 of 670 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ordered garlic fish filet and waited 40 minutes to get it. When we got it it was over cooked. The taste was pretty good for being Nicaragua, it tasted garlic as described in the menu. The restaurant is located next to the beach so...More

Thank mary1230
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to el Timon on a Thursday night and it was great. They had live music, the place was packed with locals and the food was excellent. I ordered a seafood soup and it was really good. It had large chunks of lobster and...More

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice lunch at the restaurant, seafood was quite good and the view was perfect. I felt it was a bit overpriced. It was the only restaurant I ate at San Juan del Sur so I cannot compare to other options.

Thank pacobp101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is in a great location straight on the beach however is quite pricey and the food was not matching expectations. I tried a fish fillet with clams in a creamy sauce, not bad but overpriced for a basic dish, we also tried a...More

Thank Diegofox
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed eating here on Allan Carcamo's recommendation, who owns Surf Bus Nicaragua. We all enjoyed the food and the view.

Thank kristen949
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The appetizers are phenomenal..Then, the view is dynamite because you're right close to the beachgoers. the entrees are awesome in quality and quantity!! You can take your daily catch, they will prepare it however you like. Fresh Mahi and Tuna are out of this world.

Thank harry k
Reviewed 12 August 2017

In a recent trip to San Juan del Sur we visited one of my favorite spots again. My wife ordered lobster and when it arrived it was cold and overcooked. I ordered the fried fish with tomato sauce on top, this was cooked to perfection....More

Thank msmxtoo
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered the parrillada of mariscos and it came cold and old. Very disappointed in the food in the us restaurant . Didn't seem fresh at all. To bad because it's a great location.

Thank naturalrachel
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We where 3 adults and 3 kids eating here. We have been eating here several time truout the years. Almost 3 years since last time, so the place has gotten bigger. And so have the prices it is fairly expensive for Nicaragua but not that...More

Thank Håvar B
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Morgans Rock and got a ride over to San Juan Del Sur for lunch. This place was really good. Portions are large - we ordered too much food. The octopus ceviche was terrific. A simply grilled filet was very good. Daughter's...More

Thank MarkkD
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
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
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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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