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Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited one hour an a half for untasty and bad food. Waiter is rude and charges 15% tip. Run away from this place!

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Very cute place, awesome decorations. However -- food extremely overpriced and nothing special. We got currys and noodles and it took a really long time to place orders and to get the food. Really sub-par, just bland. The service was the lowest point, had to ask two different people for our check. They just seemed to really not care and... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

First let me say, the food here is some of the best most fresh delicious food you can have in this region. But as a person who used to live here in Guatemala and returns every year and has eaten in almost all the restaurants in Pana it has to be the absolute worse service Ive experienced in all of... More 

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La Farge, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

I was surprised to read a few bad reviews as there were 3 in our party and we all loved the food. Two of us are very fussy vegetarian eaters and this so far has been the best food during our stay in Panajachel. The outside seating was delightful with huge ferns hanging and very unique lighting. We definitely will... More 

Thank stephanie p
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

There is no relationship between the menu and what you're served at this restaurant. The described items sounded good but the food that was served was absolutely flavorless and over cooked. The only salvation was the soy sauce on the table which I applied liberally. To my utter amazement there were several other tables of patrons who seemed to be... More 

Thank DanHNY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

A picture is worth a thousand words. This was supposed to be a flavorful local dish. Instead it was undercooked chicken swimming in brown sauce with hard potatoes served with the tasteless icky brown sauce slopping over the bowl. Who would eat this? We couldn't. Went up the block for pizza. Realized when we got to the pizza place and... More 

1 Thank Marilyn F
San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

This is a great restaurant with an atmospheric terrace. Set with colourful chairs & table cloths. Ling who runs the restaurant is always very helpful & friendly with a smile. Food here is great. Made fresh and tastily every time I have been. I also like that they have recently added in some typical Guatemalan dishes which can be harder... More 

Thank 5pippa
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This little place had real character, very relaxing atmosphere. The food was fresh and the service friendly and efficient. The prices were mid-range.

Thank A G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We found this little gem during down season and ordered beef chow mein, nasi goreng and a veggie noodle dish, all of which were made fresh and were delicious! The staff were friendly and the food was served promptly. It was great value for money and had a lovely atmosphere. The menu offers a wide range of food from Indonesian... More 

Thank Abi O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Great ambience and a peaceful atmosphere. The waitress was friendly and efficient with our exquisite meals being served very quickly. Very reasonable prices and fabulous fresh food. Would definitely recommend. One word: amazeballs!

Thank Astrid D

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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
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian, Malaysian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?