Opened Feb 2014, this restaurant offers a primarily raw food menu that's all gluten-free. Has cold-pressed veggie and fruit juices, blended smoothies, raw cakes and entrees like raw burger and raw pizza. Honey is used as sweetener in some items - ask. Location is next to Zen Yoga and diagonally across from the church/park. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Organic, Raw, Western, American, Juice bar, Take-out
Avenida la Bolsa
San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
Closed now

Tue-Thu 9:30am-8:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:30am-9:00pm, Sun 9:30am-8:00pm

  • Outdoor seating
  • Cash only


First Review by DanimalPanda
  • mostly-vegetarian

Love that this place exists

Posted on 02 / 06 / 2015

Amidst the bro culture of SJDS, it's nice to have this haven of healthy living. The ambience is tranquillo and everyone is super friendly, from the many Canadians to the two local front staff. The veg burger was really innovative and beautiful, albeit small. My friend loved her veg lasagna, it was unique and a good portion, and her berry smoothie was tops. SJDS needs more of this.
It's a half block south of the church, SE of the center.

Pros: ambiance, quality
  • vegetarian

What a great find!

Posted on 07 / 20 / 2014

Was shocked to find a raw vegan restaurant in San Juan del Sur! Try one of the smoothies, I had a green one that was amazing. The olive pizza is refreshing, deliciously seasoned and a real treat.

Pros: Smoothies, Excellent food, Great Atmosphere
Cons: Expensive
  • vegan

Raw food in Nicaragua??!!!

Posted on 05 / 24 / 2014

Ok first off when i got into SJDS I expected to have to prepare all my own food and this is what I did my first two days until I hear about Buddhas Garden...This place was better than i could have dreamed of. They have an extensive menu that is almost 100% raw and vegan. The food is amazing, as good as anything I have had in NYC and California but at a fraction the cost. Juices and smoothies that would be $9-$12 dollars in the states are under $5 here and they had all the super foods and organic produce one could not hope to find anywhere else in town. This place also was attached to a Yoga Studio and had an amazing tranquil feeling inside an otherwise crazy little town. Thank you so much for this surprise. Best restaurant in the country hands down...In my bias vegan opinion hehe

  • vegan


Posted on 04 / 29 / 2014

This place is really cool, a nice place for anyone to hang out and have a juice, smoothie, and refresh. Get your grub on too!

It could be a lot more intuitive, and loving for we abolitionists- if the vegan menu items were labeled as vegan.

Pros: beautiful location easy to find next to parque cen, delicious juices, nice relaxing place with garden, yoga studio
Cons: pricey. $5 for smoothies, $4 for juice, having to read menu and ask, menu items not labele


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Last updated: 2014/04/05


Added: 2014/04/05


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