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El Atitlan

Guatemalan, South American
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Lake Front, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Dining options: Dinner
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Views, Food Just Okay

This restaurant offers the absolute best view of Lake Atitlan. Have your camera ready for some spectacular photos. Now about the food....I've eaten here a few times, and my experiences varied greatly. If you come on a good day, the food is great and you'll be happy you stopped by. Other... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Texas, the Lone Star State
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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Came here for dinner one night but actually left before ordering anything. It was 7 o'clock at night and there was nobody else in the restaurant which should've been a good indication. When we got the menu I were shocked at how expensive it was. At least three times more than any other restaurant I've been out in Pana. Entrées... More 

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Texas, the Lone Star State
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This restaurant offers the absolute best view of Lake Atitlan. Have your camera ready for some spectacular photos. Now about the food....I've eaten here a few times, and my experiences varied greatly. If you come on a good day, the food is great and you'll be happy you stopped by. Other days, the staff isn't that happy to serve you... More 

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South Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

be sure and go at 6 pm for wonderful sunsets. The food was OK but I only ordered a sandwich which was tasty. The service was a little slow but not as bad as next door at the Catamaran.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Hermanos Dana and Paul and I had a late lunch at El Mirador after taking a boat tour on Lake Atitlan. We each ordered the black bass pan fried. It came with a bowl of vegetable soup. It was a good sized fish dinner for Q150. It was served with fries, rice, guacamole and cooked carrots. The bass was very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Slow, poor service. Hamburger patty was paper thin, and not good. It does have a nice view of the lake though.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We spent some time to decide in which place to eat - and chose El Atitlan (I thought it should be ok due to its name :))) Actually, it is quite difficult to find a nice place in Panajachel - all of them look like cheap touristic cafes with plastic tables and chairs. Even though we were not fascinated with... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

It took quite a while for the servers to bring out our drinks. We were a party of 15, but it seemed that they didn't have a very good system in place. More problematic was the fact that the waiter pointed the finger at me and said I was to blame because I was given the wrong dish. I ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Guatemalan, South American

Description

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