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“Do NOT miss this restaurant in your travels!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe La Puerta

Cafe La Puerta
7th Avenue 1-21, Zona 2 | between San Pedro Spanish School and Hotel SakCari, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
+502 5098 1272
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Do NOT miss this restaurant in your travels!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011 via mobile

One word, perfect! Sadly, I do miss the old lakeside location. The rise in lake water submerged it. BUT, I still look forward to the healthy food served here. All the staff are as lovely as the food.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bethesda, MD
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Slipping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

I used to love this place, but it seems to have come down a notich or two since rising lake water forced them to move inland. While the food is still pretty good, it just doesn't have the same ambiance that justified it's slightly higher prices. The service also has declined; I waited more than 20 minutes one morning for a simple bowl of granola with yogurt.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great time.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

The food was decent. The afternoon cocktails special was well taken advantage of. Order at the top and walk ALL THE WAY down to the lake and sit on one of the tables with thatch roofs. What a setting!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Does not live up to the hype!!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011 via mobile

We did not find anything out of this world about this place. Food was mediocre, we liked the quesadillas but the smoothie and the pesto pasta was not good. Views of the lake are the same as any of the local places and it's a pain to find. Not recommended!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, UK
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143 reviews 143 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Bit of a mission to find, but fantastic food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2010

Having managed to miss the little alleyway for the main trail between the docs, my friend and I ended up arriving along a fascinating dusty trail by the lake, winding between vegetable patches and all sorts of other places. It being the off season, the massive terraced garden was completely empty so we didn't think we were in the right place to start with, but after climbing through the terraces we finally found ourselves in a garden full of crazy sculptures made of tea cups!
Desipte our inauspicious arrival, the food was fantastic - all freshly cooked to order - and the atmosphere was just great. We had the place to ourselves, but I think it would have felt beautifully secluded even with more people around.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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