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TOP Pizza places

As the most popular food on earth, there is no surprise that Southern Nicaragua has a plethora of pizza experiences.  With a handful of Italian expats bringing their local knowledge, we are spoiled with traditional wood-fire pizza places.  Check out our favorite pizza places below. 

Hacienda Iguana

Tatiana, the owner and head chef of Casa Ananas, is an Italian ex-pat who has brought her traditional recipes and a worldwide chef experience all the way to Southern Nicaragua. Her new location in Hacienda Iguana commercial center is cute and quaint with outdoor seating, romantic lights, and natural landscaping. Her woodfire oven is the star of the show as she produces thin-crust pizzas with classic and creative toppings. If you’re lucky, you will catch her boyfriend Dario and his friends performing live music at one of their popular Open mic nights.

Ananas guarantees an extraordinary culinary experience, we want to surprise you with a unique cuisine style every night. From Burger nights on Monday, Mexican vibes on Tuesday, Gourmet seafood creations on Thursday, you can not miss on Saturdays the Pizza & Pasta Italian night. Tatiana will do the magic, you can relax and teleport yourself around the world.

Open from Saturday – Tuesday from 05:30 pm – 11:30pm


Viento Este is a classic rustic beachfront pizza place. The name Viento Este refers to the consistent offshore winds in this area and is certainly apart of the atmosphere at this oceanfront location. Their brick oven produces some amazing thin crust pizza in only a couple minutes. With your feet in the sand and the wind in your hair, the only thing missing is a great cheesy pizza.

Open from Tuesday – Saturday 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm

San Juan del Sur

Sauced is a must-eat location when strolling through downtown San Juan del Sur. Pizza in the garden, known as one of the best pizzas in the area, Sauced offers all kinds of thin-crust pies, along with their signature dipping sauces. Their large outdoor beer garden is the place to be, decorated with local furniture and plants. This large restaurant is also ideal for private parties and events. Delivery is also available within San Juan del Sur.

Open from Sunday – Wednesday 05:30 pm – 10:00 pm and from Thursday – Saturday 05:30 pm – 01:00 am

Hacienda Iguana

As the oldest bar in the community of Hacienda Iguana, Don Eloys is a classic upstairs bar with plenty of delicious food options. With a new management and chef team in 2019, the quality has only risen at this bar-restaurant. The pizzas are large, cheesy, and fit to feed hungry surfers after a long day in the ocean. Eat at the bar or on the outside patio while you enjoy some drinks and watch sports.

Open from Monday – Sunday. 03:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Pizzeria Calabria utilizes one of the most authentic wood fire pizza ovens in the area to produce some classic thin-crust pizzas. Their quiet location just off the beach near Playa Santana is a great spot for pizza and wine. If real wood fire thin crust pizza is your ideal pie, then be sure to make a stop at Pizzeria Calabaria.

Open from Monday – Friday 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm