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“Pricey, but good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Casablanca

Casablanca
Calle Principal, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Ranked #20 of 46 Restaurants in Panajachel
Cuisines: Central American
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Description: Great sea food! Best restaurant in Panajachel & Lake Atitlan area in Guatemala.
Durham, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Pricey, but good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We "splurged" here. The food prices were low compared to the states, but ridiculously high for Guat. The food was really outstanding. I think we dropped about 30 dollars for two nice salads, meals, wine, and desserts. Wait staff was outstanding, the atmosphere was great, and the service was outstanding. If you are a squeamish gringo who is terrified to eat in Guat (so what are you doing there????), or if you are there for a special occasion like an anniversary or something, this is the place to go.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Kitchener, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Craven a Steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Went to north end to The Casablanca for dinner entering noticed the place was almost empty and wondered if the bad reviews were correct. The ambiance was enchanting with soft lighting and refined decorum. I had a steak (rare) dinner which was 300 grams and 4 cm thick (cooked to perfection) and was glad I ordered rice as the starch ( I walked out full) The service was proficient (perhaps not warm) and I enjoyed a pleasurable dining experience at a fair price.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Scotland
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185 reviews 185 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Very Hungry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We ate a very late lunch of steak and pasta which arrived promptly and was well cooked and reasonably priced.

Visited April 2013
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Coquitlam, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“There are better.....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

There are better places to eat in Panajachel. The food was not that good or tasty; the service definitely lacked. I would not eat here again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast in Guatemala”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Owned by an American couple, when we walked into this huge, empty restaurant we weren't sure what to expect. I had the Mexican breakfast and my friend had the granola, fruit and yogurt and we shared both. It was g*dd*amn delicious.

Visited November 2012
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