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Restaurante Vivian

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Seafood, Steakhouse, Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Central American
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Paseo Del Rey Street | Avenida Costera, San Juan del Sur 505, Nicaragua
+505 2568 2442
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I went fishing, only one of us cot fish, so the Vivian cleaned and cooked our fish along with other sea food apon request, giving us time to clean up at our hotel to return to the Resturant Vivian to eat this Great Meal. The staff where very helpful in looking after us. I recommend the fishing... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I loved the food and the Sangria at this restaurant. The service is excellent and you can't beat the view. Vivian's had a more extensive menu and was less expensive than all it's beachfront neighbors. We both had grilled lobster tails with garlic sauce which were delicious and were served with the house soup which was also... More 

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Thank JennaFuh
Colorado Springs
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go somewhere else. Food was over cooked, drinks were watered down. For a $100 USD it was underwhelming. I would rather eat at the taco stop. Yes, it was that bad.

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Thank fara_lynn
Miami Beach, Florida
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were recently in SJDS for a couple of days, and we were looking for a place to eat right on the beach. We chose Vivian because the menu looked nice, and it was less expensive than the other restaurants. We had some ceviche and sangria to start. Both were amazing. My wife and I both chose... More 

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Thank Steve E
Trinity, United States
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

yes, it has the best view of the sunset on the beach, but it was very disappointing. It is expensive and we had decided to splurge for the view. I had lobster and my friend had shrimp. The lobster utterly lacking in flavor (it was supposed to have a garlic sauce) and a weird texture-very different from any lobster I've... More 

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Thank Lonnelda M
Pacifica, California
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This restaurant had the best preapred lobster choices of all of the restaurants. THe service was wonderful and the food was amazing! Right on the beach! We had the herb lobster and the garlic lobster and both were great with potatoes and veggies. So much food we could have shared! Definitely recommend.

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Thank AnnetteLH
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Quite disappointed with this place, although they appear to specialize in seafood they overcooked the fish, twice. Service not the greatest

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Thank Sophie H
Huntington, New York
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I ate here the other night with my kids and the seafood options were great and prices good. The octopus with garlic was the best I have had and you better be hungry or have others that will share. They had a Latin band that even got the kids off their iPhones! Only drawback is they do not know how... More 

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Thank GWN1960
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The food was alright, 10 dollars steak.. Server didn't asked how I wanted my steak cooked and they brought it uncooked in the middle. The servers was rude. Guy at the bar was friendly and showed me they liqour selection including a 25 year flor de cana.

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Thank Kenny E H
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My wife was given a chair with a screw sticking out of the back. This tore a large hole in her blouse. We pointed this out to four different members of staff none of whom showed any interest or sympathy. The food was also poor quality and expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Steakhouse, Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Del Rey Street | Avenida Costera, San Juan del Sur 505, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 2568 2442
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?