Burgers in San Juan Del Sur

Big Wave Dave’s

A long-time expat favorite that's perhaps past its prime, Big Wave Dave's serves up all sorts of comfort food, including excellent burgers and big breakfasts. A healthy mix of foreigners and locals gather here at ni…
Cafe in San Juan Del Sur

El Gato Negro

This hippie-dippy cafe offers the standard range of coffees, juices and fruit plates, plus crepes, bagels and other breakfast-oriented specials. The main draw is the ample lounge space and leafy back patio – both gr…
Seafood in San Juan Del Sur

Restaurante El Timón

This classic beachfront restaurant, the best of the offerings along this stretch of sand, is the place to go for an upmarket seafood dinner or sunset cocktails. There's folkloric music on Thursday evenings, and good…
Fusion in San Juan Del Sur

Bambu Beach

Mixing Asian, Italian and Nicaraguan influences, this elegant restaurant has some of the best food in town – and more importantly, it's right on the beach, so you can dine under the palm trees. It's a stroll down th…
Market in San Juan Del Sur


The cheapest meals in town are served in and around this compact mercado (market).
Bakery in San Juan Del Sur

Pan de Vida

Stop by this bakery for the best bread in town.
Spanish in San Juan Del Sur

Mesón Español

Four words for you: paella on the beach. One of the more upscale beachfront eateries, this Spanish restaurant also does good tapas and seafood dishes.
Nicaraguan in San Juan Del Sur

Asados Juanita

Follow the plumes of smoke to this hugely popular outdoor fritanga (grill) where you'll choose between steak or chicken, sweet or savory plantains, and gallo pinto. Eat in, or take away – it's delicious and inexpens…
Tex-Mex in San Juan Del Sur

Taco Stop

This centrally located branch of Nicaragua's modern taco chain offers tacos, quesadillas, burritos, salads, and soups – you can eat in-house or take it to go. Note the hours: it's almost never closed. There's a riva…
International in San Juan Del Sur

G&G Gourmet

A step up from most of the offerings in this laid-back beach town, the refined G&G, owned by a Guataleman-Argentinian couple, offers a short menu of gourmet menu items, including shrimp marinated in passion frui…