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Chez Alex

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Santander, Panajachel 0000, Guatemala
77620172
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Missouri City
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge and varied menu in a pleasant white tablecloth atmosphere. Watch for the daily specials that include soup or salad, entrée with side, and a glass of wine or dessert. They appear to run from $14- $18. This is pricey by Guatemalan standards, but an excellent value by American standards.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a group of 11 friends last night. We had their spaghetti plate which was exceptional...far better than typical. Great food and very good service. A little pricy for the area but the meal was also better than normal

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Thank Chapingros
Competitor, Owner at Chez Alex, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review. Welcome back More 

Antigua, Guatemala
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

As other reviewers have noted, Chez Alex is a European-style restaurant in a town full of mediocre tourist restaurants. If you want a truly excellent meal, this is the place to go. The dining room beckons from the street, with its sparkling candlelight and modern Scandinavian design. Service is very attentive. The menu is quite extensive and the wine by... More 

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Competitor, Owner at Chez Alex, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you so much for your nice review More 

Viera, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

You will not be disappointed by anything you order in this lovely Guatemalan restaurant. The service is excellent and the food was fresh and perfectly cooked. I enjoyed a tasty fillet of robalo (snook), which I would order again!

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Competitor, Owner at Chez Alex, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you so much for your nice review and welcome back for another fillet of robalo.. More 

Yazoo City, Mississippi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

A local Inn owner suggested we have dinner here and that turned out to be delicious advice! We tried the filet of beef, beef carpaccio, prawn special, shrimp & mushroom pasta....EVERYTHING was spot on. Really delicious, wine was delicious too. The service was incredible and were also treated to a prosciutto tasting. Terje isa fantastic welcoming owner. Really enjoyed the... More 

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Competitor, Propietario at Chez Alex, responded to this review

Thank you so much and hope to see you again More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

If you are tired of the Pana gringo bars and places with the same menus and food, this is a great place to add some European flavor and flair. A step up. Excellent salads, fresh fish, and a good choice of wines. The Norwegian owner is very welcoming.

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Thank Mark B
Competitor, Propietario at Chez Alex, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Welcome back More 

London, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

Owned by a Norwegian, the food at this place is essentially European in terms of cuisine. That being said there are twists relating to local produce. The menu choice is extensive. Portions are large. My husband had s fillet mignonette which comprised two thick steaks. Food is freshly cooked and the main course is accompanied by choices of rice, fries,... More 

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Thank SueKot
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Thank you so much. More 

Panajachel, Guatemala
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

I have been dining at Chez Alex since it opened and it fills a certain place in my life for a place to relax over a good meal and good wine shared with friends or family. The service is excellent and I always have a good experience during a relaxed lunch which is usually one of their delicious steaks. They... More 

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Thank cherie559
Competitor, Owner at Chez Alex, responded to this review

Thank you so much and welcome back. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

They take forever to get the food ready, its good if it get to you on time before you passout ! Panajachel has much more better to offer

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Thank MariannaDeMarino
Competitor, Owner at Chez Alex, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your time to send a review. I am sorry you had to wait so long for your food. Normal preparing time is 20 to 25 minutes, depend on what kind of food you ordered. More 

Guatemala City, Guatemala
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We happened upon this gem on thanksgiving evening. We didn't get the turkey but were all happy with our selections. Service was great. We ate outside. High quality food nicely presented. We went back the second night we were so happy with our experience the first night. We also were protected from street vendors at this restaurant which made dinner... More 

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Thank 704mam
Competitor, Owner at Chez Alex, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you so much. Hope to see you again when you come back to Lake Atitlan. Saludos Terje More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santander, Panajachel 0000, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: 77620172

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?