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La Palapa

Calle Principal, Panajachel, Guatemala (Formerly La Palapa en Rumba)
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Ranked #17 of 41 Restaurants in Panajachel
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: La Palapa is a thatched roof bar in the center of Panajachel nightlife. Popular with gringos during the day, night time activities attract travelers and locals looking for fun. Monday is game night, Tuesday karaoke, Wednesday open mic, Thursday trivia competition (free tequila shots for round winners) and Friday and Saturday nights live music with local and national bands. Saturday afternoon is BBQ with Smokin' Joe.
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Panajachel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

They have tequila shots for only 5Q!! New menu items. Fresh baked pizza. Eggrolls and the best hamburgers and fries in town. they have an event every night from open mike, karaoke, trivia and live music. Great hostel too, with wifi. Check it out. Ask about friday night poker.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

If you're looking for a place where you're bound to meet others that speak English and can regale you with stories about their backpacking adventures through Central America.... this is it! La Palapa sounds like the kind of place that would make a mean BBQ (though we didn't get to try it out) and their cheap beer is enough incentive... More

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tucson
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

saturdays has smokin joes bbq and that is delish killer deal. plus the best of the best bartender Jezer!

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

on a tip I got in Oaxaca,mexico.that every Saturday they hold a bbq by smoking joe.i attended this on a Saturday and it was sooooo awesome I attended the one the next day in san pedro.this was quite possibly the BEST two .i have and will continue I had while in Guatemala.i have and will continue advocate this establishment.

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Chicago
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635 reviews 635 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
446 helpful votes 446 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

When it is Saturday it is time to visit La Palapa. The guy who comes to town and sets up a BBQ stand in the outside restaurant warrants a visit. The offerings range from chicken to fish to beef. The good news is that you can get a vegetarian meal if you desire. The liquid libations are a treat especially... More

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Ex-pat bar for sure. Can't vouch for the food but the atmosphere is nice. Pana walks and drives on by with live music in the background. Great place to rest your legs and sip the least expensive beers I've had. Worth a visit for a few.

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Beaverton, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

An ex-pat bar on a busy main street of town with lots of activity! Cheap drinks during happy hour was the perfect addition to the day, although bar staff could have been a little more attentive.

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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

My husband and I visited this bar on a Sunday to watch American football. We stayed the day and ate, drank and had excellent conversation with Xandra (hope I spelled it right) and a few local expats. This bar is right on a Main Street and we watched a parade go by while we sipped on Guatemalan beer. I felt... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I have hosted trivia there several times and come by daily to see whos in town. I really like the chili cheese dog perfect american junk food.

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Panajachel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Once again there was a wild and fun night of Trivia at the Palapa in Panajachel. The theme was "Celebrity faux pas". you cannot believe some of the strange things Phil and Steve came up with. How President Nixon flipped the entire population of Brasil. How President Clinton dodged the question about Monica by saying, "it depends on what your... More

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Additional Information about La Palapa

Address: Calle Principal, Panajachel, Guatemala (Formerly La Palapa en Rumba)
Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
Cuisine: American

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