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“Loved the music” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jose Pinguino's

Jose Pinguino's
Ranked #4 of 77 Restaurants in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Guatemalan, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
North Carolina
Level Contributor
32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Loved the music”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

My first night in Panajachel, I was given this place as one of three or four choices from my hotel manager to try out. It was early, so there weren't too many diners yet, but the music was fantastic. The serving sizes were way more than I would have been able to eat, but everything was very tasty. Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Charlestown, Indiana
1 review
“great restaurant and experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

I enjoyed this restaurant very much. The food and drinks were very good. I highly recommend this place to anyone traveling to Panajachel. Miguel and his family do an excellent job on sharing the music and traditions of the Mayan people. If you visit this restaurant make sure to ask about this experience.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom H
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Huntingburg, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Jose Pinguino's was a great place to go. They served us excellent food and the presentation about the history of the Maya was awesome!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Cindy187
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St. Croix
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“reliably good food, reat service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Unfortunately we missed the nights there is a marimba band. Check first. Local crowd, simple setting - the price is right!

Visited September 2013
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Thank Donnastx
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food but”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

I enjoyed eating there twice. Look for the budget menu for great deals. My only gripe is that my meal was 35 Quetzales while I was charged 20 Q for the lemonade. Go figure!

Visited September 2013
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Thank Michele R
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