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Jose Pinguino's

) #1 of 64 Restaurants in Panajachel $$ - $$$ ,
Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
+502 5556 4747
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (22 reviews)
“chicken” (17 reviews)
“corns” (3 reviews)
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Guatemalan, Central American
$$ - $$$
Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
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21 - 30 of 263 reviews

Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

We were immediately drawn by the music show and we were very happy to assist to the whole program. It gave us a nice local feel and we learned a lot about their culture (the owner spoke English & French which was great for us...More

Thank Jean-mathieu T
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

It's a family run restaurant that serves authentic Mayan food and shares Mayan culture with the guests. The host family is engaging and welcoming. They have planned activities for guests such as tortia making during the dinner. If you plan to come here, make sure...More

Thank hitesh8
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a late lunch and completely enjoyed it. The waiter was very good. The place was quiet and i understand it can get noisy with music etc. Cold beer and good food... it was all we were looking for and they delivered

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed November 21, 2016

I went with my missions group, and it was such good food! And it was so awesome to learn more about there culture!! I learned so much and this was one of the best parts of my trip :)

Thank Brianna S
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Jose is a wonderful man and knows how to take care of his guest. Really enjoyed the food, music, and hearing Jose's story. You will not be disappointed with the experience.

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to have dinner and also get some Mayan culture information. I really enjoyed my visit.

Thank Annaleisha G
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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful evening of traditional music, interactive culture, and great food in a welcoming venue await for anyone looking for a great evening in Panajachel. Very memorable.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed October 23, 2016

food was ok,our mixed drinks were just ok, make sure you go when they have the family band playing they were great.

Thank jdc4849
Reviewed October 7, 2016

The food is delicious. During dinner on certain days of the week, the owner's daughters play the marimba. And the owner himself explains a little of the culture of Guatemala. Very entertaining and an extremely friendly family.

Thank hiroki2c
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

As we walked into Jose Pinguino's we were greeted by the owner who spoke a variety of languages. He showed us to a table (which had traditional Mayan Dresses on the back of the chairs). The menu had a wide range of different meals that...More

Thank Steven S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Guatemalan, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: +502 5556 4747
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