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Cafe Sabor Cruceno

Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
+502 3107 2520
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my favourite view that I experience of the lake despite the view from Indian Nose. This restaurant and cafe offers a beautiful view of the lake from its rooftop seating area. I was lovely to enjoy a coffee here after the short walk...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WilliamThomas
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for visiting us William! And thanks for supporting the young graduate chefs of the CECAP Culinary Program!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Santa Cruz lacks independent eateries, and most visitors stay on the lake but make the trek/tuk tuk ride up to the village abs you won't be disappointed by the views and the quality of food there! I had a delicious juice and my first Pepian...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GracieLiz
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for making it up the hill Gracie! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely recommend to visit if you're in Santa Cruz. The food and the view from the terrace are excellent.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank C4833LElauras
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us! Come back again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe Sabor Cruceno is located in Santa Cruz La Laguna, which is a strenuous hike up the mountain from La Iguana Perdida. The food is worth it! The restaurant is clean, bright, and has amazing, AMAZING views! Come early because they close mid-afternoon!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank number5alive
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us and supporting CECAP! Next visit you can take a tuk tuk up the hill :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Title says it all! And it’s for a great cause. The store within the building it also great. A must in Santa Cruz La Laguna!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pasc1991
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us! Come back again soon!

Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is very clean, has an amazing view and really good food and drinks. Service is really friendly and good. We’ve been there a couple of times and it was well worth the hike up to Santa Cruz village.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dorothy0404
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Thanks for visiting us, Dorothy! And thanks for supporting CECAP!

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Cafe Sabor Cruceno (Cecap) is my favourite bar/restaurant in the Lake Atitlan region. Only have been there once. We were around the lake for 4 days and have visited multiple places for drinks and food. However, this was my number 1. Nice view & ambiance...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Guide52484951963
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thanks for visiting us and supporting CECAP! Come back again soon!

Reviewed August 16, 2018

We went for lunch after a morning kayaking on the lake. It was such a lovely lunch. We'd heard that the tuktuks should cost 5Q each to get to the top, but they tried to charge us 10Q each so we walked. It was a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TakingTheBigBreak428
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thanks for visiting us and supporting CECAP!!!

Reviewed July 26, 2018

Outstanding food. We frequented this place several times. Although the menu is somewhat limited, everything we tried was excellent both in flavor and in presentation. You won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank TexasYardbird
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thanks for visiting us and supporting CECAP! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

The setting and the view are fantastic! Simply stunning. The dining experience was fabulous. So easy to get to. My wife and I took the public boat from Panajachel for just 10q ($1.50 US) and found the restaurant very easy to find. Everyone so friendly...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kevin Y
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thanks for visiting us, Kevin! Come back again soon!

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Rhudetz13
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Response from teodoro0804 | Reviewed this property |
8am Monday through Saturday.
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ruysenor
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Response from teodoro0804 | Reviewed this property |
We just recently started accepting credit cards. And yes, there are plenty of tuk tuks to take you up the mountain.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $10
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Santa Cruz La Laguna
  • Phone Number: +502 3107 2520
  • E-mail
Description
A Graduate- run restaurant located in the CECAP vocational center building in the town of Santa Cruz la Laguna. It is part of a yearlong culinary arts program that trains local indigenous youth in food preparation and service. Open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. Also, special events and First Friday Pizza Nights. Take out menu available. The food is the best in Santa Cruz! The view from the rooftop restaurant is amazing as well. Visitors will have an opportunity to visit the vocational center and purchase locally made crafts in our shop.
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