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“Fabulous breakfast in a gorgeous setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chinitas

Chinitas
Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Ranked #22 of 43 Restaurants in Panajachel
Cuisines: Malaysian
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous breakfast in a gorgeous setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012 via mobile

I came here for late night drinks and breakfast the next morning & it was quiet on both occasions, so thus the low atmosphere rating.
The breakfast was a little more expensive than some (Q50 for coffee, fruit, yoghurt, granola) but it was huge, yummy & served with maple syrup and honey on the side. Has FOc wifi & is a lovely setting to while away some time

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Panajachel, Guatemala
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Street scenes and people watching.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

A popular place to meet and greet. Food pleasantly prepared and good service. Watch the people passing by on Santander.

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Venice, CA
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“Vegan Food by an Adorable Malaysian Hippy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

We wandered in to Chinitas one night, during my family trip to Panajachel in 2012. We were looking for cool ambiance and music. It was my understandng that she has music nearly every night. The food was yummy, and something different (Vegan Chinese Food ) in a long street of restaurants where the only options consist of Beeans, Meat and Rice. While I love ComidaTypicos...after a few days in a row of those 3 basics....Chinitas is a welcome change of pace. The pint sized, long haired Malaysian owner is also your hostess and waitress. She adorably floats about the room in between taking and delivering orders, dancing to music and making small talk with the patrons.

Visited February 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Great food - fun spot - good music!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Chinitas is a Malaysian Restaurant in Panajachel by Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. The food is fabulous, reasonably priced vegetarian fare mostly. Yummy soups, gate gate, rice dishes.
And on Thursdays and Saturdays or maybe Sundays there's live music, which is fun to dance to, listen, enjoy. You will enjoy this place and might make some friends!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Maya-Malasian fusion!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Cozy and warmth atmosphere. the food is very good, the fusion of the asian seasonings and Guatemalan spices is amazinly delicious!

Visited January 2012
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