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“Original presentation of Guatemalan Cuisine”
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
1 review
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“Original presentation of Guatemalan Cuisine”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a "must" stop while in Panajachel. Talented family makes your evening memorable by connecting you to Guatemalan culture. Lot's of laughs accompanied by plenty inspiration. Great for all ages. Don't miss it.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Gabrielle V
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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
“Story of Mayan Culture thru Miguel, Music & A Magical Meal”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

From Entry to Exit of this Fine Establishment our group was Entertained by Miguel's natural showmanship, Magnificent Music by his daughters, & Magical Meal by his wife & daughters. We learned Mayan history, Marimba history, & how much Miguel Loves his family & country! This is a must if you are visiting Panajachel!

  • Visited June 2014
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Tallahassee, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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“Fabulous evening of food and entertainment!”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had a group of 10 who all thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food was good, and the entertainment very enjoyable. Miguel's personal story to our group was very moving. This was an evening we won't forget.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Tracy B
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Maryville, Tennessee
2 reviews
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“Best Restaurant in Panajachel... for sure!”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Although there are many good restaurants in Panajachel, none of them hold a candle to Jose Pinguino's! The only thing more incredible than the food was the music that was being played in the restaurant. Each and every employee that I talked to were some of the kindest people I have ever met! I will probably plan a trip back to Panajachel just to eat here again... totally worth it!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Parker W
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Toliman tours - Miguel is amazing”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Used this tour service through a recommendation from a friend for a week long trek throughout Guatemala. I can't explain how amazing and helpful Miguel was. Not only was he willing to negotiate, but he knew all of the tricks - its obvious he has been doing this a long time. As expected, there were a few hiccups along the way, but a quick call to Miguel at anytime (one time at 3AM!) and he fixed it in minutes. He also ordered a private taxi at no cost after he learned that there was too much traffic due to Semana Santa and the original bus was going to be 30 minutes late. Thank you, hope to meet you again!

Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Hussain A
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