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Blind Lemon's Restaurant & Cafe

American, Guatemalan, Central American
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Barrio Tres, San Marcos La Laguna 07016, Guatemala
3:00 pm - 2:30 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Tue 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Whitefish, Montana
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Cleanest restaurant in San Marcos. The lemon chicken was recommended to us; it was absolutely superb along with the veggies and ice cold beer. Back in a heartbeat!

Thank menardto
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

By far the cleanest restaurant in San Marcos and the only restaurant with western style bathrooms! The lemon chicken is excellent and the beer was ice cold; why try anything else?

Thank Tom M
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a really good lunch today and was fortunate enough to meet the proprietor, Carlos, who plays a mean blues guitar. We squeezed four or five great renditions of classic blues out of Carlos who serenaded us while we ate very good food. This is a fun place with TV that will cover the NCAA men's tournament; so we will... More 

Thank queking
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Food is average, but this is one of the nicer restaurants in San Marcos as far as build quality. Typical, U.S.-style place with tiled floors, track lighting, arched doorways, timber beamed ceilings with skylights, neon signs, ochre-and-yellow colored walls, and quality wooden dining sets. There is a bar, a billiards room upstairs, a patio area with a fountain, etc. They... More 

Thank Steve D
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Hamburger came out raw and in comparison to other burgers around town quite small for the price. Good chips. A nice setting but quality of food poor.

Thank Catherine R
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My family decided to try Blind Lemon one evening in San Marcos and we had a wonderful evening! We were warmly greeted by Carlos, the owner, who proceeded to play several Blues selections, some original, for us as we ordered dinner. Carlos is an extremely talented musician and this impromptu, private concert was a delight. The food was fantastic! I... More 

Thank HI_McDunnough
Charlottesville, Virginia
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The ambiance is restive, the music good. Carlos is entertaining and talented, while his wife Catarina makes a killer Pollo con Limon.

Thank O2bwiser
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We had a burger with fries, pizza(freshly made) and spaghetti bolonese here. All of the food we ordered were in served in good portions.

Thank Dean C
London, United Kingdom
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103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I was the only tourist in town and the owner still offered to play if I paid. Shame not to witness this place in full swing as I like the idea and place has a good vibe.

Thank lulusailorgirl
Hamburg, Germany
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

When we a party of 2) entered the place, there were only two other guests who had already finished eating. the waitress arrived quickly, took our order and brought the drinks. We ordered a simple dish, fried chicken with French fries and vegetables. There were four people in the kitchen which is half open so you can see a bit,... More 

Thank arneo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $8
American, Guatemalan, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 2:30 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrio Tres, San Marcos La Laguna 07016, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  San Marcos La Laguna
  • Phone Number: 50255024450
Constructed in the colonial architectural style with parabolic arches and gardens, Blind Lemon’s reflects the tradition of Guatemala. And set in San Marcos La Laguna, a small Mayan village on Lake Atitlan, surrounded by towering volcanoes, Blind Lemon’s holds out an invitation to travelers who want good food served in a pleasing ambiance.Blind Lemon’s was built by a blues guitarist musician and cabinetmaker who wanted to create a music venue to attract the best in live entertainment, and give value and satisfaction to his customers. The restaurant features weekly Blues Nights, as well as big screen showings of recent Hollywood, documentary, art, and foreign films. We have had theatre presentations and circus performances here as well as a host of wonderful musicians who have played here. We also have a bar and billiards for those so inclined. Blind Lemons also features an wireless internet cafe.The building is large enough to host conferences and workshops and with advanced notice we can serve food for large groups.

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