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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
23 Dec 2016
“Great food, weary hall ”
2 days ago
“Great place to eat while waiting for ferry”
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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 2 days ago 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
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

Reviewed 20 April 2016

We had a great lunch here whilst waiting for the ferry. The lake fish was cooked beautifully. It's a great location on the beach looking over to Ometepe. There was a big concert on for Easter the day we were there which was fun. The...More

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

Thank you for visiting us so many times and we hope to see you again. We are glad you liked our fish. We are trying to do our best from over 12 years. You can follow us on our web-page whose ink is on our...More

Reviewed 15 April 2016

I never thought I'd have such a vast and great menu in a place like San Jorge. The restaurant offers a variety of Italian dishes as well as local food. The owner Dario is very friendly and attentive. The portion was more than enough and...More

Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed 14 February 2016

This was a good meal, though I wouldn't say we were "wowed." The portion was right-on, though they were out of one dish we first tried to order in addition to a beverage we wanted. We had the spaghetti salmon and the garlic/oil spaghetti. It...More

Thank Oatgirl12
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

The location for this place is wonderful, it's right on the water and next to the dock to the ferry. It gets pretty crowded with tourists looking for food while they wait. We went later in the night when the crowd had died down because...More

Thank Aydriana C
Reviewed 31 December 2015

This restaurant is owned by an Italian. I went there in Dec for dinner and his fish filet with garlic was excellent. From the balcony, you can enjoy the view on the lake. Unfortunately, when I was there, there was no running water in the...More

Thank hypokuus2016
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Went here after a long bus ride from nosara. Had some vegan fajitas which where ok and 2 beers. It's located right by the ferris. Payed less then $15 for 2 meals and 4 beers so can't really complain.

Thank Gunnfjaun
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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
Kids, Child-friendly, View
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
  • E-mail
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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