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“More of a dinner show then restaurant”
Review of Jose Pinguino's

Jose Pinguino's
Ranked #4 of 80 Restaurants in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Guatemalan
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 22, 2014

As others have said, it's not just a meal it's a dinner show. The restaurant is family run. The owner runs the show and serves as a sort of Mayan emcee with stories, demonstrations, and audience participation. It's not the place for a private dinner with your companions. Food was decent and service was fast. The owners daughters played marimbas and were quite charming. The show itself was a little hokey but harmless. After having spent the day in real Mayan communities around the lake, the 'real Mayan culture' claims were a bit surreal.

Thank DianeY40
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Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We went here on our first night in Panajachel. The staff was very friendly and accommodated our large group. There were three girls that provided live music and a singer who was pretty funny! The food was great. Good portion sizes and the tortillas were especially tasty. Overall great experience!

Thank katie d
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

I was on a group tour with fellow college students and we had an incredible time the evening we spent here. I felt welcomed into the restaurant owner's home-like environment and was thoroughly entertained the entire time. We got an education; helped to prepare a traditional Guatemalan dish and got to enjoy the meal together afterwards. We also were entertained by live music and interactive games and singing. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to Panajachel! It was one of the best we experienced while in Guatemala.

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Thank MeganBeyerle
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Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time experiencing local food and culture! Would recommend to anyone who wants learn about the Mayan heritage and eat great food at the same time!!

Thank srhaussmann
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Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to have some local guatemalan food. The restaurant is family run and very friendly.

Thank macsar
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