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Tacos Locos Restaurante

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Mexican, Central American, South American
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Playa Madera | World Class Surfing Spot, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 8284 9440
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Oslo, Norway
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

It may not be easy to control flies when you're an outdoor restaurant, but the hundreds of flies attacking our food made the meal unenjoyable. The fish nachos were fine, though for $9 the fish should have had more flavour. Great location and friendly (though overworked) waiters.

Thank Guri R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Nice to spend your day here if you'd like a chair by right next to the beach. We bought a passionfruit smoothie (which was really good) but when we went to pay the owner didn't give us our change back.. He "all of a sudden" couldn't speak English and made up a ridiculous excuse saying it was Nicaraguan tax. This... More 

Thank Hannah T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Been there many times and its a great location great staff and food.. Go for a surf then roll in for a cold Tona

New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

WAY overpriced. I felt like I was in Manhattan. I understand supply and demand... you are in a remote beach with not many options, so you are basically stuck paying whatever they ask.

Thank WithMomDad
Vancouver Island, Canada
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

When walking on the beach at Playa Maderas, it's hard to miss the tall palapa of Tacos Locos. The location is perfect and the appearance of the restaurant itself seems ideal for the type of clientele who stroll these beaches. It was unfortunate to experience incredibly poor service, incorrect bill (which was not corrected), marginal food, high prices, and long... More 

Thank Pivo06
Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Visited with 7 people; thought food was very good > fresh ingredients and well prepared. Some reviews claim that the food is overpriced. As far as remote Nicaraguan beach restaurants go, prices are on the high end but they are certainly on the lower end by most U.S. and Western European standards. Service was okay too - no wow experience... More 

Thank Constant2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Not many choices in Maderas but this place is good. We had their octopus twice and it was that good. The other items on the menu were decent enough but a tad expensive. But you're paying for the location/atmosphere. It's a nice place to sit and watch the sunset.

Thank philly57
Perth, Australia
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63 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Fun and super friendly staff. I frequented this place almost daily for a couple of weeks. Decent priced beers and the best spot to just chill and relax. Staff always greeted me with a smile. Loved spending my days hanging out here.

Thank Rinee B
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Honestly, if this weren't one of the only places to eat on the small beach, they should have been out of business a long time ago. We are not picky eaters and have traveled around enough to know that in other countries, what you order often does not meet expectations. This place was absolutely awful. We ordered the beef nachos... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

We had drinks here and were disappointed that the beer was barely cold and the rum drinks were a lot higher than other places. They take advantage of their location on a great surfing beach which is a lot of fun to watch. There is a smaller bar next door that has the same view, normal prices and the beer... More 

Thank maguiredan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Central American, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Madera | World Class Surfing Spot, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 8284 9440

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