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Restaurante El Navegante

€€ - €€€Italian, ,
Calle del Lago 6 Av Sureste | Next to the Pier of St. George, Rivas, San Jorge 00561, Nicaragua
+505 2560 2055
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“bank notes” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Gastropub, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Calle del Lago 6 Av Sureste | Next to the Pier of St. George, Rivas, San Jorge 00561, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect little spot to sit enjoy lunch/dinner as well as the views of the beach and volcanos on Ometepe Island.

Thank Boni R
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The ferry was full, so I had more than an hour to spare at the port which was hot and chaotic. Wasn’t expecting a lot of options around the area. But this place was a nice surprise. Had the salmon pasta which was flavorful and...More

Thank Belle T
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a snack lunch waiting for our ferry. Ordered tacos and fries. Owner asked what time our ferry was and food was served hot and after not too long a wait. Quality was OK, but nothing special, salsa just plain chopped tomato, beans...More

Thank AMJ5
Reviewed 10 February 2018

What a warm welcome and an interesting restaurant, bank notes of the world ! Stopped here before catching our ferry, it was such a nice change to have a perfect sized bowl of veggi pasta, with a mixture of veggies and garlic all brought together...More

Thank Kowloon71
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We had one night in San Jorge, and we're encouraged to visit El Navegante with a free drink offer from our hotel. Best free drink we have enjoyed. Food, welcome, atmosphere, service all great. superb veranda views of Ometepe. Museum of bank notes on the...More

Thank AbracadabraEngland
Dariomonza, Owner at Restaurante El Navegante, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for visiting and writing well of us. We are glad you have found a nice haven after your "Lake battle"!!!! Good information for every adventurer forwarded to here...

Reviewed 7 December 2017

owner is italian so you expect some standard but it is truly money maker for him. food is real bad, simple french fries worst i ever had (stones), pasta like hash. service by italian guy is very arogant, clearly he wants your money thats all.

Thank David L
Dariomonza, Owner at Restaurante El Navegante, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017
Google Translation

Atendeme a esto!!! In italiano direi: "A'n vedi questo!"

Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We always stop here when waiting for the ferry. The owner was super nice and the fajitas were some of the best we have had as was his homemade mousse. He even treated us to limocello which we had never had. I would recommend this...More

Thank Sally D
DARIORUCCO, Owner at Restaurante El Navegante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you for visiting us and take the time to write an opinion about everything good you found by us. We think that service is usually good because the owner is serving his customers personally... since 2004! Thank you again and have a nice time!

Reviewed 12 May 2017

I had a bag stolen here and my friend was sold a bogus bus ticket by some guy loitering around inside the restaurant. I can't believe the owner allows these kinds of people to come in and scam/steal from the customers. The food was bland...More

Thank Allison N
Dariomonza, Owner at Restaurante El Navegante, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Dear Sirs, I'm really impressed with what you wrote. I am in service every day of opening and at all hours and I did not know anything about what happened. Are you sure this happened here? You should have informed me! Why did not you...More

Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We came here a rainy night in San Jorge and was recommended to go here. The hall is nothing fancy but it does have a big collection of different bills from several countries. which was interesting to look at. The food was surprisingly good (amazing...More

Thank Louise J
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We popped in here before grabbing the ferry to Ometepe. After looking around to find a server, we finally got someone's attention. We grabbed drinks, and tostones (which were decent, but of course come at a tourist price) and the had to find someone again...More

Thank Brittany J
Dariomonza, Owner at Restaurante El Navegante, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2016

Thank you anyway for your visit. We thought (and many people wrote us) to have a good service, but evidently is not as we thought. We are sorry for the slow service of the day of your visit. We'll try to improve. Thank you to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$18
Italian, Gastropub, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle del Lago 6 Av Sureste | Next to the Pier of St. George, Rivas, San Jorge 00561, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Jorge
  • Phone Number: +505 2560 2055
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Located on the shore of the Great Lake Nicaragua a few meters from the entrance of the harbour to Ometepe Island. From the tables on the terrace, you can taste our specialities in SALMON and other local seafood and lakefood enjoying the breeze of the lake and the wonderful view of Ometepe Island and its two volcanoes. Ideal for families and groups.
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