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zona2 Cafe Loco Av. Santander Norma Nally | Panajachel, Solola, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
+502 4704 3588
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic coffee selection

We found the coffee in Panajachel to be mediocre at best, except for Crossroads and this cafe. Cafe Loco has a great coffee menu and the 2 guys who work there (own it?) really know their stuff when it comes to coffee. One of the few places in town that actually has soy milk (other places say they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We found the coffee in Panajachel to be mediocre at best, except for Crossroads and this cafe. Cafe Loco has a great coffee menu and the 2 guys who work there (own it?) really know their stuff when it comes to coffee. One of the few places in town that actually has soy milk (other places say they do but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Why wasting time trying different coffee shops if this has all you need to relax and meet people while drinking a delicious coffee? They have passion for what they do and you can taste it in every cup.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

I was living in a town near to Pana, but Cafe Loco became such an special place for me. I meet with great friends, with my boyfriend or just alone. Martin is always smiling :) and making great capuchinno designs! I had a bear, a heart, bunny and so many cool drinks made with guatemalan coffee. I can't wait to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Everything about this cafe is coffee & they know how to make great coffee. The only sad thing was that they are not open monday mornings :( but they deserve a day off :)

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have worked at Starbucks for about a year. Coming to Cafe Loco i was blown away at how well they know thier stuff. They are hands down the best coffee shop ive been to. Super awesome and friendly crew aswell. Only downside is the fact that there is no Wifi (they like to encourage social interactions between people). You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Really nice place to have a cup of coffee I had a hot white chocolate cappuccino that could make me a coffeeholic for shure.

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Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Cafe Loco makes a good cup of Joe but I'd recommend their iced drinks. Delicious! It's a small joint that is almost always busy. They can be slow so you don't want to be in a hurry. The barista is a perfectionist and big time coffee enthusiast. They roast their own coffee and can tell you all about it. TIP:... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This cute little cafe has awesome coffee and super-friendly staff. We bought a a 1-pound bag of fresh ground coffee to take home and it's AMAZING. (Only Q60.)

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

These guys really know their stuff when it comes to coffee and hot chocolate! Quirky atmosphere and also raising awareness of the importance of an ethical coffee trade. You MUST visit! They also have massive muffins to tempt you with!

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

There is so much passion for the dark brew is this tiny cafe. Panajachel only has a handful of other cafes with espresso machines and I tried a coffee at one of them - it was one of the worst coffees ever. Most cafes in Guatemala seems to have good beans, however it's what you do with it that matters.... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Loco

Address: zona2 Cafe Loco Av. Santander Norma Nally | Panajachel, Solola, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
Phone Number: +502 4704 3588
Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: zona2 Cafe Loco Av. Santander Norma Nally | Panajachel, Solola, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: +502 4704 3588

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?