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Restaurante El Navegante

$$ - $$$
Italian, Latin, Spanish, Gastropub, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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| Next to the Pier of St. George, Rivas, San Jorge 00561, Nicaragua
+505 2560 2055
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 too but the view is nice.

Thank Allison N
Gothenburg, Sweden
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 pasta!) and the service was good.

Thank Louise J
Calgary, Canada
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150 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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 to get our bill. It's convenient to kill hour, but don't expect much.

Thank Brittany J
Dariomonza, Owner at Restaurante El Navegante, responded to this review

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 write it us. More 

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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 food was so good when we made the return journey we stopped in for lunch... More 

Thank becklambert
Dariomonza, Owner at Restaurante El Navegante, responded to this review

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 TripAdvisor page. A nice greeting from San Jorge Beach. More 

Panama City, Panama
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 tasted great! Excellent views of the lake. Will definitely be passing by on my next... More 

Thank Vanessa L
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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215 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 took a wee bit longer than I would have liked, though we had nowhere to... More 

Thank Oatgirl12
San Francisco, California
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240 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 we had a card from the affiliated hotel for a free beer with a meal,... More 

Thank Aydriana C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 toilet which is after all not the end of the world. When you stay at... More 

Thank hypokuus2016
Gothenburg, Sweden
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2015

This place has wonderful fish options and the balcony overlooks a lovely view of Lake Nicaragua and Ometepe.

Thank Jaclyn N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$18
Italian, Latin, Spanish, Gastropub, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 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
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 enjoying the breeze of the lake and the wonderful view of Ometepe Island and its two volcanoes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?