[Business Only] Simon Says, A Turnkey Garden Restaurant with Front Room Located In The Main Street Of San Juan Del Sur!

  • $79,000
San Juan del Sur, Town of San Juan del Sur, San Juan del Sur
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[Business Only] Simon Says, A Turnkey Garden Restaurant with Front Room Located In The Main Street Of San Juan Del Sur!

San Juan del Sur, Town of San Juan del Sur, San Juan del Sur
  • $79,000


//PRICE REDUCED FROM $89,000 to $79,000\\ [Business only – does not include the real estate property].


Simon Says is a popular garden restaurant located in the main street of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Simon Says is known for its whimsical and tropical garden restaurant, and its cute boutique front store (Bonzai Nica).

Simon Says is on the TOP 3 RESTAURANTS on Tripadvisor, and has a rating of 4.5 on Google Maps. It has been mentioned in several traveling books and blogs. It is currently only open for Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch with an extensive smoothie menu! (Open everyday from 8am to 4pm)

About The Location:

Simon Says restaurant is located in the main street of San Juan del Sur, also called “gringo’s street”. As part of one of the main streets, the restaurant attracts a lot of pedestrians traffic. The city is also starting to consider turning this street into a pedestrian street in the future – which would be a plus for the business!

There are parking spots available along the street and immediate surrounding businesses include an attorneys office and local surf shop.


More About The Restaurant Building:

Simon Says is fully functional and comes furnished. Simon Says has two entrances:

  • Artsy corridor opening up to the garden restaurant (Instagram photo worthy!)
  • Spacious double door entrance to the front room space (Bonzai Nica) with a walk-way to the back door leading to the garden restaurant


The front room is included in Simon Says’ rent, and is currently generating extra revenues through commissions with Bonzai Nica Boutique, providing a steady income to Simon Says, and additional customer traffic.

Another business is also co-living in the front room, using some space to store a couple of bikes at night and paying commissions to Simon Says.

The front room of the rental property also has the manager desk, and a bathroom (WC + sink + storage).

Simon Says also partnership with The Space Hostel and has daily shuttles leaving from the restaurant.


Simon Says garden restaurant features:

  • Lush garden with many plants and trees
  • A fully equipped and functional kitchen
  • A big reception desk
  • A functional bar
  • A second bathroom (WC + sink)
  • A big back storage room called bodega
  • A beautiful garden partially covered and featuring a dozen of table (35-40 seats)
  • Outlets at each table (remote worker friendly)

You’ll enjoy having your ice coffee in the maintained garden, surrounded by the unique decoration done in collaboration with many different artists, while attended by a friendly staff.

About The Business Property And Concept:

All recipes, operational workflows, branding, furniture, equipment, existing food/drink stock etc transfer with the sale to the new owner(s). Also included in the business sale: access to all social media and existing content.

All permits are up to date and ready for ownership transfer.

Simon Says is currently self-sufficient as it does not require the regular involvement of the owners. Indeed, the restaurant has a friendly and competent staff team that has been running the operations. The business has been making a profit – despite the turbulences encountered with the global pandemic and subsequent lack of tourism in Nicaragua in the past years.

Note that Simon Says restaurant certainly has many loyal clients among San Juan del Sur that have their favorite dishes and smoothies! Moreover, the restaurant is set up with two delivery companies around town.

All staff is willing to stay with new owners under the same conditions.

At the moment Simon Says is only open for Breakfasts and Lunches (8am to 4pm) and you could extend your opening hours to midnight.

About The Owners:

Sophie and Louis, two friends both from Europe (Belgium and France), moved to Nicaragua a couple of years ago and decided to take over Simon Says and refresh the concept! They created the famous monthly Full Moon Party at Simon Says, a vibrant bar for pop-ups events, Sunday brunches, healthy food for early breakfast to late lunch and smoothies galore.

Sophie created and invested a lot of time in decorating the space, and gave rise to the Simon Says as you know it today; while Louis adjusted the systems, countability, and gave a common goal to the team.

Louis is now back to Europe, and Sophie ready for a new chapter, making Simon Says the ideal turnkey business for those looking to relocate to San Juan del Sur! Now is the time for new owners to take over this unique restaurant, and why not push Simon Says to the next level (open for evenings? Cocktail / Jazz bar?).


Simon Says garden restaurant is an amazing opportunity if you’d like to improve an existing restaurant or start a new concept in a prime location fully furnished. The restaurant is a turn-key business and therefore you could start seeing the return on your investment as soon as you take over – with an adequate strategy, of course!

Contact Juliette from RE/MAX Coastal Properties for more information and/or scheduling a viewing!

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About San Juan del Sur


  • Area Town of San Juan del Sur
  • Region San Juan del Sur
  • Community San Juan del Sur


Updated on October 24, 2023 at 5:17 pm
  • Property ID: RCP34590
  • Price: $79,000
  • Rooms: 3
  • Baths: 2
  • Property Type: Commercial
  • Property Status: Reduced, Exclusive


Property ID: RCP34590
  • Commercial
  • Property Type
  • 2
  • Baths
  • 3
  • Rooms

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