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$$ - $$$
South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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| Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
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279 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like this restaurant for the entertainment and desserts. I had great dark hot chocolate and listened to a wonderful musician play guitar and sing while here. There is always live music on the weekends.

Thank Tl D
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice on our first visit to Panajachel. There is a nice variety of dishes and the portions are quite large. I ordered potato and carrot soup the fist time we ate there and the waiter asked three times if we wanted to split it. Once the soup came, I understood way, it was a huge bowl of... More 

Thank Tom S
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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147 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I take a study abroad class here every year and try to eat one night at Guajimbos. Delicious grilled meat, pasta, and naranjada con soda. A wonderful and affordable place to eat in Panahachel.

Thank JulietheCruiseDir
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only ate here once but actually tried to eat here several more times (it gets busy at night and the next day it was closed). It had excellent food, huge portions, fast wi-fi. However, if you sit near the entrance, you will get bugged by both stray dogs (who are friendly, adorable, but just hungry) and vendors who can... More 

Thank K H
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This busy restaurant right on the Main Street in Pana is probably as good as you will get. Free music every night, an array of street vendors and a bunch of stray dogs. Interesting mix, constantly busy and a no nonsense service. Would recommend it. We tried cheaper and soon realized why they were empty. This place speaks for itself.

Thank Derick P
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food very very good. Large portions. We ordered one beef tenderloin plate and a salad and when we said we were going to split them they divided the order for us. The horchatas were stellar. Even with one order of meat between us we brought some home. Very very tasty!

Thank antoniaCalifornia
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ate here with a large group of friends and relatives. Food was very good and the portions were large. Service was excellent.

Panajachel, Guatemala
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have been coming here for years and have become quite regulars at Guajimbos. I have to say that I always get the same thing though and that is the Chicken Parmesan. I just love the marinara sauce that they put on top! I have recommended that dish to many people and they all love it as well, just be... More 

Thank Colin K
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Ordered the steak tenderloin - cooked perfectly, so delicious. Definitely try out this restaurant. A tip - if you sit near the street the dogs will pester you a little bit do no harm!!

Thank Esme W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

advertising Uruguay style food but I can only trust it true - never been to Uruguay. we had 2 different soups + steaks and veg and they were nice but service is slow. all level after 1 step up from road.

Thank shoemaker_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: 50277620063

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