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“Good food and nice view over the lake”
Review of Sunset Cafe

Sunset Cafe
Ranked #36 of 80 Restaurants in Panajachel
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Sunset Cafe is one of the most popular restaurants in Panajachel at the end of the main street over looking Lake Atitlan. It is perhaps the most well known restaurant in the town and I'm surprised it isn't on TA.
Radovljica, Slovenia
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good food and nice view over the lake”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Good food and live bands playing at evenings. Good atmosphere. Like it. Credit cards accepted! Definately recommended.

Visited December 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Overrated”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We determined that the Sunset Café is overrated. We ate there at sunset when the angle of the sun was downright blinding. The chicken fajitas amounted to a pile of onions with a few peppers and very small pieces of chicken served with three small flour tortillas. The “famous” nachos consisted of about 10 chips with a bit of melted cheese and beans on top. The service was equally disappointing as was the price of the meal. Better food, better prices, and better service can be found at other places in Panajachel. Plus, you can enjoy the sunset from the lakefront and choose to sit at a comfortable angle to the sun. (Also, get your nachos at Deli Jasmin…)

Visited January 2013
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Seabrook Island, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Fabulous view, good food”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

The view over Lake Atitlan is fabulous; the Sunset Cafe is part of the Posada Don Rodrigo. The menu is Meican style - we ate tasty fajitas washed down with local beer.

Visited January 2013
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing view and nice cold bee.”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

This place is an absolute must when you visit Panajachel. Make sure you get there a couple of hours before sunset, and get ready to watch the show! First row view of the majestic lake Atitlán and the vast array of colors that will manifest themselves during sunset. I did not have a chance to try the food, but just upon presentation it looked promising.

Visited January 2013
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“Nice view but very bad food and service”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Food a bit expensive compared with flavor and quantity. Good place to drink something and spend some time.

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