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Casablanca

Calle Principal, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Ranked #17 of 40 restaurants in Panajachel
Cuisines: Central American
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Great sea food! Best restaurant in Panajachel & Lake Atitlan area in Guatemala.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Great sea food! Best restaurant in Panajachel & Lake Atitlan area in Guatemala.
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
panajachel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I've lived in Panajachel for many years and we have many restaurants to choose from. The Casablanca is the restaurant I go to when my family come to visit, or, when I want to go to somewhere special. The plates I usually order are the Avocado soup which is absolutely yummy and I always enjoy their plate of whole grilled... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We're usually a little suspect when the tour guide only recommends one restaurant, but this place was terrific. Started with garlic shrimp sauteed in a garlic butter sauce. Perfectly done, succulent, hot, and generously portioned. The rabbit a la bressane, with cream sauce wine and bacon, was a real surprise. My boyfriend cooks rabbit and frequently orders it, generally, not... More

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

poor food. my baked chicken was raw !!! i was polite and hungry so i did not return it...theree are many other choices around...bon apettite!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Having travelled from the great restaurant at our hotel Casa Plopo on the advice of our tour agent we found this restaurant dingy and unwelcoming. Contrary to all our other experiences in Guatemala we found the service offhand and bordering on surly. The food was awful and we could not wait to leave and return to our hotel.I have no... More

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Charlottetown, PEI
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220 reviews 220 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed in Panajachel with Gate1 on a tour of Guatemala and Honduras. We enjoyed a great lunch at Casablanca. The smoked trout was excellent and even though it was listed as an appetizer it was more than sufficient for lunch especially since it came with a side salad. We also ordered a half order of the heart of palm... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Casablanca is an international style restaurant at the top of Calle Santander in Panajachel. The decor is Bogart oriented and the food is mixed American/Continental. We chose a steak and scampi. Both were very tasty and the portions were adequate. The service was on the slow side but they had three large groups in the restaurant and that may be... More

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Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had dinner here one night. Menu in English and Spanish, lovely waitress. The food was very good. Hubby had shrimp dish and I had Carbonara which was very good. Nice wine selection. You should try.

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Herndon, VA
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164 reviews 164 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The menu looked good so we gave it a try, and I'm glad we did. Everything we ate was tasty and plentiful. In fact, my wife and I split a dish. Casablanca is a nice, medium sized restaurant and the service was prompt and pleasant. Prices were OK, meaning not cheap, nor expensive. I'd eat here again, but probably won't,... More

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San Francisco, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is an easily forgettable restaurant, except for the fabulous fresh fish. The entire meal was good, but the fish was unforgettable. The restaurant has faux charm, good service and fair prices, but big servings of fresh fish served just right (many Guatemalan restaurants overcook the fish). We weren't rushed and our server seemed to genuinely care for us and... More

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The Dalles, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I went to Casablanca with a large group. We had reservations and were seated promptly. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Service was prompt and attentive, even for a group our size (25 +/-). Located on the west side of town.

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