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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South American, Central American
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| Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
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New York City, New York
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The portions were large and we could have shared the shish kebobs. The service was helpful. The music was entertaining.

Thank KyleMomBlake
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place had really good food and garlic bread! Great atmosphere and doggy's at your feet while eating. Prices were also decent!

Thank Katie P
Grimsby, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waiter spoke English which was a huge win. Garlic bread actually had garlic on it. Wine and steak was on point. Oh ya they don't really bring you the bill so you go up and pay FYI so you don't sit around waiting like I did lol. Also lots of chuchos to hang with.

Thank dougman68
Delaware, Ohio
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family liked Guajimbos. It's a steak and burger place, but does serve chicken as well. I noticed that steak in Guatemala does not look like steak in the U.S., that is, no recognizable shapes along the lines of filets, T-bones, strips, etc. It's more like sirloin, varying by size. That said, the steak was great, cooked right, tender, well... More 

Thank DelawareLax
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in Pana for some supplies and decided to eat while there. A friend suggested Guajimbo's, and it turned out to be a great lunch. Tho it was crowded the service was excellent, the food tasty and well prepared, and the portions were huge for lunch. Five of us could easily have split 3-4 dishes! Loved the chicken kabobs!

Thank Noromebound
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

The service was great. The hostess and waitress both spoke some English for tourists, which was helpful. At first, I thought the food was a bit expensive. I went twice and got a hamburger and a sandwich. They were huge, so it was definitely worth the cost. One of my friends also got tofu, which was the best tofu I've... More 

Thank ztrigg
San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Perfect place for a nice and lovely dinner. Their menu offer different choices but most of them are meat, so if you are a meat lover, this place is a must. I have read some reviews criticizing the thin cut of the meat, but just remember you are in Central America, we don´t cook tall meat cuts in here, but... More 

Thank OscarJBonilla
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Arrived in panajachel late Saturday afternoon. Had been told this was a good place to eat... Had pasta which was good... reasonably priced . Apparently great for breakfast

Thank 53lesley2016
Atlanta, Georgia
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121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We had lunch here on Friday because we found out that one night before they were closed for dinners on Thursdays. We all had steaks and outstanding taste. It is a simple restaurant but superb food. Very reasonable prices. The serving lady was very friendly. Do not miss this place.

Thank IANA940
Ballan, Australia
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98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

A great place for good food. The waiters were attentive and the food was fantastic. The clientele seemed largely English speaking when I was there. A couple were singing (refugees from the 70s hippy era?). They were OK without being special. Only drawback were the number of street dogs that kept coming in looking for handouts. Most people didn't seemed... More 

Thank Arthur C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?