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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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Latin, Central American, Spanish, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came between meals so only had licuados and limonada, the drinks were excellent, the view over the lake incredible and the service was very good. Would like to have tried it for a proper meal.

Thank reins76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're at the Lake, you must go to Santa Cruz and have lunch here. Our guide recommended it, and it exceeded our expectations. The kitchen is sparkling clean and the food is divine. Plus, it supports a good cause! It also has the most...More

Thank AllisonC
Reviewed April 26, 2017

We visited at the suggestion of our hotel owners, Steve and Kat, of La Fortuna fame. Traveling around Guatemala, often we hear that there is no 'Guatemalan' food, and if there is, that it is of low quality. Please, please, please visit Cafe Sabor Cruceño....More

Thank Jesse S
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We did a cooking class with Claudia here and it was a lot of fun! The kitchen has a spectacular view and you prepare a 3 course meal of traditional Guatemalan food. It's then served to you upstairs on the balcony overlooking the lake. The...More

Thank AdM85
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Great view if you eat here. Takeaway food delivered to your door - order by three and closed on a Sunday.

Thank museummummy
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Really yum food. Well priced. All run by students. Had the chicken sandwich and it was amazing. Family members had all other breakfast meals and loved them. Incredible view too!

Thank Brooke T
Reviewed February 26, 2017

We loved having lunch here. The service and food were great and the view was amazing. The kitchen and service is run by students in training and they did a phenomenal job. The food was delicious, fresh and very resonable.

1  Thank Marla T
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Food is ok but the fact that they are teaching people to make food is a nice story. View is the highlight. Nice setting.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed February 10, 2017

There is no better view of the lake than from this restaurant. The climb to the top of Santa Cruz gives an outstanding view. The food here is prepared by students from the culinary school on site. The students are very proud of their skills...More

Thank GailBash
Reviewed February 1, 2017

We ate here 3 times: 1 Friday night for pizza, 1 Friday night for "tapas" and one lunch. The pizza was delightful and the evening was warm so we enjoyed the buzz and the views in addition to a fantastic pesto pizza. No one presented...More

Thank iclaire
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2017

Hi Claire, Thanks for you comments. As a student run café, we're always looking to try new things and to improve our customer' experience. I'll pass your comments on to the staff. So thanks for the feedback and for supporting Cafe Sabor Cruceño. All the...More

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September 9, 2016|
Response from Ted R | Reviewed this property |
8am Monday through Saturday.
August 15, 2016|
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Response from Ted R | 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
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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
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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