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Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel, Guatemala
502-762-0374
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good pizza and live music

3 of us went for dinner Friday. Very good pizza and good price on jarra (half liter or liter) house wine. Live music was fun, mix of covers in English and Spanish. Perfect for casual night out. Reservations recommended for groups. It fills up in weekends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Maureen M
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Guatemala
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended by a local & it did not disappoint. Usually when traveling abroad I try to stick to sampling the local cuisine as much as possible so I wasn't over the moon when I learnt that this place was an Italian Restaurant. If you want Italian, go to Italy... or if in Guatemal then you definitely have... More 

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Panajachel, Guatemala
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Circus Bar feels like a dive when you walk in, which is part of the appeal. But don't be deceived, the food is excellent. I have had many things on the menu and have never been disappointed. The pizza is great too. Go early with kids, because it does get noisy and full after 7pm, when the music starts.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Circus has been here for years. They serve great pizzas and pastas in huge portions and at reasonable prices. Very relaxed ambiance and super fun service.

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Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went for dinner with my family, and I wasn't convinced by it. The location of the restaurant was ok but it was very noisy. If you decide to eat outside, you are overwhelmed with all the trees that are so close to you. When we were eating, severally leaves fell down at us and there were multiple bugs bothering us.... More 

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Guatemala
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

3 of us went for dinner Friday. Very good pizza and good price on jarra (half liter or liter) house wine. Live music was fun, mix of covers in English and Spanish. Perfect for casual night out. Reservations recommended for groups. It fills up in weekends.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is actually a restaurant. The Italian-ish food here is almost a landmark. They have live music too.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We enjoyed a tasty meal of varying dishes (pizza, pasta, etc), unhurried service, and a very enjoyable evening spent chatting! The only complaint is that the live music, though very good, was quite loud. The price was high average for the area, though the service was very good and the food excellent! Request a table on the right hand side... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Circus Bar is the place to visit in Pana. Pizza is good and the entertainment fantastic. Real 3 or 4 piece bands playing traditional Spanish music. This places fills up fairly quickly so it's recommended you make a reservation. This place such a great vibe and the staff although very little English, very friendly and lovely. Don't forget to check... More 

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Guatemala Department, Guatemala
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

If living for city expectations then best not to be in Panajachel. But, given this pretty pueblo and all it has to offer, Circus bar is fun and lively and has decent food and friendly service. Piizas are good and so are the pastas,,,large portions and good value.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Guatemalan friends wanted to come here for dinner one night and I'm glad we did! The pizza was excellent and the acoustical guitarists were very enjoyable to hear. This is a popular spot and can get very crowded, so we arrived just as the musicians began to play. We enjoyed it so much that we stopped back in for lunch... More 

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Address: Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel, Guatemala
Phone Number: 502-762-0374
Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
Cuisine: Pizza

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  • Address: Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: 502-762-0374

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

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