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Chinitas

Asian, Malaysian
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Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
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  • 26
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    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unique blend of Latin American and Asian tastes

Nice outdoor atmosphere, polite service and a truly one of a kind fusion of Guatemalan and Pan-Asian cuisines. I have plenty to say about the potstickers. Check out my full review here: http://www.addtrocity.com/guat-am-i-doing-with-my-life-part-1-foodtrocity-presents-chinitas/

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Burnaby, Canada
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We have been here twice now and found both times it to be pretty bland. We thought the food was overpriced and without much flavour. We ordered a couple of iced coffees and they were dreadful. They are frothed to the point of being no coffee and all froth. The flavour was off too. There was no plant milk alternative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A little restaurant inside a plaza, food has been amazing and they have a very nice variety of teas. They also sell natural products like soaps and shampoos. Very kind local staff which I find amazing to support locals and understand their culture, instead of going to the same "gringo" owned places that I would go back home.

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

On our first night in Pana we arrived on the main strip too late for the street vendors pedalling their souvenirs but just in time for the dinner jackals to try to intice us in for some nasty pizza. Does that ever work? We walked up and down twice and decided the clear winner for something a bit different was... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice outdoor atmosphere, polite service and a truly one of a kind fusion of Guatemalan and Pan-Asian cuisines. I have plenty to say about the potstickers. Check out my full review here: http://www.addtrocity.com/guat-am-i-doing-with-my-life-part-1-foodtrocity-presents-chinitas/

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great little restaurant with inventive and flavorful food. The potstickers were great as was the Gulai a Malaysian coconut curry - I had mine with shrimp. Highly recommended and reasonable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

We had Chinitas for dinner tonight. Three of us, each got very different dishes but we all enjoyed them quite a bit. Tasty chicken stir fry, tofu fried rice and a noodle dish. With wine it came to about Q230. Service was excellent without the odd ignoring that you sometimes get in Guatemala.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Cosy lounge area with wifi (we're actually here now:)) and varied menu. Good and fresh food, decent prices and big portions. Cool map in the bathroom - a def mind blow! Go here for lunch or breakfast, think it's closed for dinner..

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very vegetarian friendly, pretty good fod considering lack of asian ingredients in Panajachel. Chinita is a character, if she is there your experiece upgrades to one more star :)

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Tecpan, Guatemala
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a reliable place for good Asian food with a Guate twist. It is in a great covered patio and the service is good.

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Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, great food (and tea); creative menú. Ling (owner) is a wonderful lady - very kind and attentive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian

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