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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 good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (100 reviews)
“octopus” (37 reviews)
“plantain chips” (12 reviews)
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11:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
International, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is very good ,located right on the beach. Comfortable, clean and it has nice bathrooms. The beer was cheap and Excellent service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David U
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Great ocean front restaurant, clean and great service staf. They offer local entertainment and dancing to give you some idea of the local culture Great seafood offerings especially the ceviche1 Worthy of a visit Roger

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rogerwolff
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We've eaten a lot of grilled octopus in many countries and this would have to be the most delicious octopus. The service was amazing as well

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nettygrice
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We came in low season, we were the only ones in the restaurant. But we’ve been here also in high season and I have to say: service is always consistent. Excellent $1 beer and rum. Seafood platter is plenty to fill you up with fresh...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jennycarrion
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Happy hour drinks & food menu was good. Nice ambiance, another restaurant on the beach with a beautiful view.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank C W
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We went here twice, and returned because of the excellent food, view, and service. We had a blast. I celebrated my birthday there as well, and the band played the song. It was very fun.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dre374
Reviewed 4 August 2018

They have some of the best happy hour food options in town! El Timon has incredible service, delicious regular menu food and a variety of entertainment options from live bands to Cultural Night and it’s on the beach! It’s one of our go to places...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AletheaS40
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank victoria j
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 18
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, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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