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“Great Atmosphere and Entertainment”
Review of Jose Pinguino's

Jose Pinguino's
Ranked #5 of 81 Restaurants in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Guatemalan
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Family run restaurant, good marimba trio, great stories of Mayan culture. Very good selection of fruit beverages.

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Thank Tom B
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The owner of the restaurant treats his patrons like guests in his home. His daughters display amazing musical talent. It is the perfect accompaniment to one of the best meals I've had.

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Thank Barbara W
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

On a holiday tour I passed one evening in Panajachel, and was attracted in the early evening by beautiful Marimba music played by maya girls in traditional clothes. In the evening , I went there to eat, and the owner was just explaining to a group how the marimba was developed, and how it was constructed. Including questions about composing parts (good answer leading to free drinks). Also the fact was explained , why women tend to dress tradiotionally , while men generally don't. Other people sitting down at a table were quickly seen, and drawn into participating in the good atmosfere. The maya girls are the daughters of the owner and played fine. I bought a CD of them. The food I got was good and quickly brought. I look back on a very good entertaining evening, and recommend visiting José Pinguino.

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Thank Paula V
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Jose shared his culture which made the experience of eating far more interesting. Great service, the food was good, and the evening was very entertaining! I recommend for a taste of the Mayan culture an evening with Jose and his family. There was a little history, background of the culture, making tortillas, and musical entertainment. It was great fun to learn how to turn a belt into a hat. His daughter made it look so easy.

Great evening. I was a guest so I cannot answer about the cost of the food,

Jen

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

They did a presentation and music on local Mayan culture. It was entertaining and informative. My teenagers even enjoyed it! The food was excellent and well prepared!

Thank Dan W
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