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Circus Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Pizza, Bar
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Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel, Guatemala
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York, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a large group, ordered multiple different pizzas. All were excellent. Sat near the large wood fired oven and got to watch them being made, an artist at work. Wait staff friendly and accommodating. We were across the street from the main restaurant, but could still watch the live entertainment on closed circuit tv.

1 Thank Scott M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the best pizza , pasta, and don't forget the lasagne. The live music really adds to the social atmosphere .

1 Thank Luke T
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THE Circus Bar is one of the popular spots of Panajachel, for that reason should be prepared to wait a while to receive service, the pizza is the specialty of the house is prepared oven-grilled so it's a very delicious pizza, both nights when we went to the place in our stay in Panajachel, the place was packed, but they... More 

Thank Retivaudi
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good margaritas. Pizzas were good (we had the eggplant pesto and veggie ones) Pasta dinners were disappointing (ravioli , gnocchi, spaghetti and lasagna).

Thank thejetsetter01
San Diego, CA
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Good pizza....lots of variety...willing to split topping order to please us all :) Local and tourist hangout.

Thank Aloha3
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This is known for the best pizza in Panahachel. We Had pepperoni and mushroom and it was very good. Grande was more than 2 of us could eat.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Los Angeles, California
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174 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We came here with a large group and were seated at a long booth in the back. I had come in a few days earlier to make a reservation, to be sure they could accommodate 10 people. The food was really good! I'm usually the kind of person who prefers to eat local food rather than something generic like pizza,... More 

Thank uclatraveler9
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

My friends and I went to this place and we were pleasantly surprised. We got 4 or 5 different pizzas and enjoyed them all. One of the best parts about this place is the live music.

Thank Nicole M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Circus Bar for drinks. Really regretted having already been out for dinner as the pizzas looked fantastic. Staff were friendly. The music both nights we went was very good. A healthy mix of locals and tourists. Would definitely recommend!

Thank DG1996
Quito, Ecuador
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

The place is super nice, most local friends said it was super good, pastas and pizza seem tasty, however I ordered a salad and was the worst thing ever... Someone else in the table asked for some olive oil which in an Italian place is common, and they pass him a small amount and he was charged for it...the waiter... More 

Thank Miggss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: 502-762-0374

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