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Big Wave Dave's

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, International,
Meters East Of El Timon 25, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 2568 2648
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (4 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
“pulled pork” (2 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
7:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, International, Pub, Gastropub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Meters East Of El Timon 25, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Reviews (78)
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1 - 10 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I visited San Juan del Sur for the first time in October of 2016 while looking for a place in Nicaragua to semi-retire. My son and I traveled from California and spent a week trying to find the right place. Ultimately, I didn't settle in...More

Thank Dr Sherman S
Dave G, Owner at Big Wave Dave's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thanks for the fantastic review. We'll keep in touch. Dave

Reviewed 15 June 2017

I was drawn in by the books! Good book charity for local schools. Bar has much Canadian influence, great tasting home made burger and fries. Pool table and good music. Great to chill and meet people

Thank MerryMaeve
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This place is great! An old line expat gathering spot with the smattering of adventurous travelers. Dave's has been around since the late 90's and is just the spot for a cold beer! You can sit and watch the locals saunter in and out catching...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Good cold beer and margaritas; plus cool t-shirts! The painted mural on the wall is really cool as well.

Thank SusieK28
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Stopped in numerous times great cold beer, breakfast burritos also very good, stop in Saturday morning for the local Farmers Market awesome idea.

Thank Beachbum_LN
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Even though it's called 'Big' Wave Dave's, I'm going to say that it's a 'little' slice of heaven ;) Great farmer's market on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm (try the mini cheesecakes) and I can't wait to play in their pool tournaments. Menu is excellent...More

Thank christinajoytharp
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We came here by recommendation of another Canadian and it was horrible. I think this is more of a place you might come for a few drinks rather then food. The fries were rock solid and way over spiced, the bun of the burger was...More

1  Thank Katya S
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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, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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