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Jose Pinguino's

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
+502 5556 4747
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tortillas” (18 reviews)
“chicken” (18 reviews)
“carrot soup” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Guatemalan, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
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1 - 10 of 218 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Little bit disappointed with the food and prices. Chicken was undercooked. We were the only customers.

Thank PiotrG
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Cause of the music the place is very amusing. When we were there the ladies played xylophone - afterwards a band played live music. Very muscial - very enjoyable - we had a very nice eve. The food was fine. Staff friendly.

Thank FrancisMM
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The above phrase should be ingrained into the brains of everyone who sat through Miguel's evening show... The patriarch of this family business makes sure that everyone knows his family's story during the dinner. The food was good, the mohito was the best we had...More

Thank surreyuk
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We had an enjoyable dinner of delicious guacamole/chips and pepian. The marimba playing daughters were a delight, but the real treat was listening to the owner talk about the challenges and achievements in his own life.

Thank tntraveler003
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The food is certainly nothing to write home to mother about but the entertainment is great. The performers obviously know their genre very well.

Thank taniaturner222
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The food was great & the decor was pleasant. We got the Guatemalan Plate for 70Q The carrot soup, chips, guacamole, beans, & fried plantains were delicious. The rice & beef were average to good. The ladies are sweet. It was midweek during the quiet...More

Thank dssds
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The owner Miguel gave a great presentation about Mayan culture, while his wife prepared the food and his daughters played the marimba. I had the Orangeade with soda to drink which was excellent. The guacamole and chips were very good. The main course was chicken...More

Thank 877jodys
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I ate dinner here with two friends during the week in the low season, so there was not too much going on - no music, etc. I just mention this in case others visit in a similar situation. The food was good!

Thank travelingfool49
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We ate dinner here one night. My husband had beef and I had shrimp, both came with a big scoop of guac on the side, beans, and a delicious carrot soup to start the meal with. The food was good and definitely in big portions....More

Thank allison444
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Really lked this restaurant which was recommended by our guide, the food was nice and the staff friendly. There was a group of 3 girls playing the xylophone and Guatemala music. The price was good too

1  Thank AnneMarieFrance58
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Guatemalan, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: +502 5556 4747
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