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San Juan de la Selva

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Rotonda La Centroamerica 1/2 c sur, Managua, Nicaragua
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Managua, Nicaragua
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Yeah the food is good, but its hard to enjoy it when you know you are paying 50-75 dollars just for your own plate. So it better be good. I guess if you have the money, and dont care how much you pay for dinner as long as its good, this might be the place for you. But for me,... More 

Thank likeeveryoneelse
Fullerton, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Restaurant is very nice and came recommended! I will repeat that this is the best steak I have had while here in Central America! Service was excellent!! When there again this is on my to do list!

Thank michaelE5339JB
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is a place for people that don't care what they pay for a good meal. They don't even have the prices in the menu. But the food and the service are excellent.

Thank Ernesto M
Managua, Nicaragua
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

San Juan de la Selva is a place with a warm, original ambiance, consistently good food and good service. The pepper steak, duck breast, rib eye and salmon are always excellent. When the products are in season, try the river shrimp ( an amazing fresh water giant crayfish) and anything made with the pitahaya (Dragon fruit). The food will be... More 

Thank Gaston M
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

I went here to celebrate, and I was really disappointed, the prices are really expensive, we paid like $200 dollars for a dish of lobster and one of shrimps! That's way too expensive! Is not worth it!

Thank Marcelae007
Acoyapa, Nicaragua
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I was hoping for a fine dining experience so I went here and... well, we got off to a rough start. We were the only table, but after I asked for the menu repeatedly to no avail, I finally got up and got the menu on my own. After that it went fine. Didn't take too long to get our... More 

Thank Roslyn R
Los Angeles, California
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2012

At the entrance there is a large cage with 2 panthers. They have a huge grill outside and cook delicious food. Reminds me of Carnivores in Nairobi, Kenya.

Thank hanyecz
Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Nearly everything on the menu is delicious, you wont regret it, but your wallet will! I suggest the pepper steak, river shrimp, salmon carpaccio, the duck breast, and the oven-baked brie.

1 Thank CJArguello
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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189 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2012

The atmosphere is very nice and service excellent. The food was wonderful, a different level than you normally find in Managua. An added bonus is the puma and jaguar outside the restaurant. We were very pleased with or meal here, however it is probably the most expensive restaurant I have eaten in in Nicaragua, but nice for a special occasion.... More 

Thank kelly123456
Kennebunkport, Maine
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2012

very nice restaurant, decorated very beautiful with a nice mix of tastes. there isn't really a menu to order from, so just trust them chef's(they won't be wrong). the lighting is very good as well, most all the food is cooked on a huge grill that's outside and in the entrance is a very large cage with two panthers. very... More 

Thank Alejo07

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rotonda La Centroamerica 1/2 c sur, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Managua Department  >  Managua

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?