Bambu Beach: Great Food, Relaxed Yet Elegant

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When Bambu Beach first opened its doors, it was the only dining spot on the beach that could be described as having a modern vibe – chic even.

Since then the choice of beachfront restaurants has broadened considerably but Bambu Beach with its polished bamboo dividers, cool swimming pool, and attractive high tables still retains a forward looking feel.

But perhaps more important, the food never disappoints.  Its fusion menu pulls in influences from the Mediterranean, Asia and Mexico and the chalked up list of daily specials offers more of a sense of place with local seafood dishes prominent. There’s something to suit every lunch and dinner palate — and with a gorgeous presentation to boot. On any given day you could find Orange Chili Mackerel, Lobster in Garlic Sauce, Fettuccine with Shrimp, a mixed Seafood Grill or even New York Steak on the specials list.

Come at night and you may be able to sit right on the beach under the cool night air.  By day, paddle in the pool while you wait for your food.  The bar is spacious and softly lit with a line of hanging bamboo lights.  It’s a perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or two while you wait for your friends to arrive, or for the sun to set.

Great food in a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere, a warm welcome from friendly staff and maybe even one of those beautiful San Juan del Sur sunsets that turn the sky  a bright orange.  Really, what more can you ask for?

When Bambu Beach does something new, it does so well so it’s great to see them mix things up by introducing live music, guest DJs, movie nights (the screen is hung between two palm trees) “Eco Chic” fashion shows (featuring models from San Juan del Sur) as well as meticulously run wedding parties.

Bambu Beach
Located at the North End Of The Beach
From Crazy Crab (or the Pedestrian Bridge), head 75 meters to the South.
Closed Tuesday
Open from 11AM on other days.