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La Isla Verde

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Lakeside, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
+502 5760 2648
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed myself but more on that in another review...I'm here to talk about the food. The Mayan ladies in the kitchen are masters of flavor. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with a blackberry compote. Need I say more? The bread was moist and flavorful. The blackberries didn't overwhelm, they added a nice balance... More 

Thank Tiffany B
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the restaurant when I was staying next door at Los Elementos and it offered absolutely gorgeous views. My sister and I were one of the only patrons at the time, which was a huge bonus for me. I also saw the yoga studio, and it looked like the most beautiful yoga studio you could dream of! I'd definitely... More 

Thank Hilary R
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you are in Panajachel you must take the short launch ride to Santa Cruz and visit Isla Verde. We went for a late breakfast/early lunch on the patio overlooking the lake. The place has a very laid back, bohemian feel. The food was quite good, though it took a little while for our party of 6 to get our... More 

Thank Tom S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Everything I have tried was delicious and well made. They got it down here. By far, best food in the area.

Thank Mike O
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to La Isla Verde. Beautiful location and setting. Food was great and we met Ollie a fellow Brit who was great and offered us some great onward advice for our travels. It's was a rare cold day so we had hot chocolates with ginger and rum beside the fire whilst we waited for the weather... More 

Thank sCoops27
San Francisco, California
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369 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

A group of us headed over from our hostel to have a nicer dinner, and we all fell in love with Isla Verde. The chef creates a three course meal every night for dinner, and the three times we went, the food was fantastic. They also have a lot of great spaces to eat and relax: you can eat on... More 

Thank Mike G
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2016

My husband (then fiancé) and I came to love Isla Verde when we spent two months in Santa Cruz hanging out at their lake front restaurant sharing jugs of kombucha. We soon discovered that the restaurant and hotel was run by some incredibly nice people and found ourselves spending more and more time there. Their pancakes became a quick favorite... More 

Thank smccole86
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Best of Isla verde is it's awesome location on the lake, really good breakfast and really good manager Oli. Only downside is limited warm showers but it's an environmentally conscious place with solar hot water so for us this was no issue at all. Really good value for money given the location, food, service etc. Would highly recommend staying here... More 

Thank Stephen C
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Although I have never stayed at Isla Verde, I have frequented it various times as a place to relax. The food and drinks are great, the covered patio or outdoor raised balcony are amazing, and the the garden setting is perfect. If visiting Santa Cruz or Jablalito, it is a place to include in your trip for a bite to... More 

Thank Kiwi_Daniel
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55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We loved this hotel and its wonderful facilities. Stunning views, ever so friendly staff and a truly peaceful and tranquil setting. The restaurant was excellent and catered to dietary restrictions. The massages were terrific, the yoga studio was comfortable with a tremendous view. Ollie was a lovely, attentive and kind host and we would love to return for a longer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Healthy, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lakeside, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Santa Cruz La Laguna
  • Phone Number: +502 5760 2648
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?