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Santander, Panajachel 0000, Guatemala
77620172
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent fine dining in Panajachel

Excellent food, service and ambiance in the heart of Panajachel. Relax and enjoy for a a few hours, stay at the hotel. Lovely experience in all ways! Great host and attention to detail! Wasn't disappointed!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
Daniel R
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Excellent food, service and ambiance in the heart of Panajachel. Relax and enjoy for a a few hours, stay at the hotel. Lovely experience in all ways! Great host and attention to detail! Wasn't disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What a beautiful meal! Thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service, and the atmosphere. Tarje is an excellent host, and the food was amazing. I had the spaghetti with basil and fresh mozzarella and it was to die for. Definitely the best place I have eaten in Panajachel. I will visit again often!

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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Arrived in Panachel and was a little overwhelmed with the number of vendors, tourists and incomparable views (the Lake, Volcanoes, people.) After a full afternoon of wandering, declining solicitations to buy local goods, and sightseeing, we happened upon Chez Alex. Having no idea of what to expect, what a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle. Our server, Osman Anleu,... More 

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Monte Rico, Guatemala
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The place is well located and cosy. The service was very good but the food... What a disapointment! I had the duck orange and my wife the pig medaillon with mushroom sauce. We couldn't belive it. First, the presentation was fatal, and second, no taste. Plus, it is pricy. We dont mind paying 25$-30$ for a main course but we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

That's it the best food in Guatemala and the best service also. Top quality ingredients, spectacular cooking, super professional staff. A must visit place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We ate a special menu that included red wine pasta and soup in 90 katzal good price and nice food each one got the pasta with a different sauce

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California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Check out the pre fix fresh menue Q125 you will not be disappointed. After a week of traditional food a very nice change of taste. Don't be in a hurry snd try a glass of wine. Bon journey, recommend MeuterMedia

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food was good and the steak was delicious but I found it overpriced for the portions and simplicity of the dishes. Nice wine though and its hard to get a nice wine in Guatemala. Bathrooms are also very nice and clean.

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Corner Brook, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

change of pace from the local fare Not quite French but very good Greek salad authentic Caesar tasty with excellent croutons Duck a la orange superiore Flank steak quite to our liking Best service so far on out trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I am absolutely shocked there is a restaurant of this quality in Pana. Fine dining at a very reasonable price when compared to the US. Yes it is expensive for Guatemala, but you can walk away with a 3 course filet mignon dinner for $25 that would cost you 75+ back home. Service is a bit slow, but that is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santander, Panajachel 0000, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: 77620172

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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