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“Absolutely superb!”
Review of La Pena de Sol Latino - CLOSED

La Pena de Sol Latino
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Inverness, Florida
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Absolutely superb!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

This was my second trip to Antigua and my second time to enjoy La Pena de Sol Latino. This is an absolutely wonderful, quaint restaurant. Be sure you start with one of their "Lemonade" drinks! It is addictive. The food was delicious - my wife ordered the Chicken Quesadillas and I actually ordered a hamburger simply because when we were seated I saw another customer being served one and it looked so good I could not resist! Both dishes were fantastic!
They also have a 2 or 3 person band that plays and sings classic latin music including several different pan flutes. The music is both tastefully done and high quality, and truly adds to the ambiance.
The owners, Bill and Mary are hands on and love to personally interact with their guests, which ensures a very high quality of service. They have a 16 year old local teenager they are helping to afford to attend school - he makes several different kinds of jewelry - necklaces, bracelets, ear rings, etc. and always has some beautiful scarves that he offers for sell. This is done with great taste - offered but with no pressure. He is a humble young man, living on his own and working to put himself through school. We purchased several items from him to help him but also because they were really nice items at very reasonable prices.
Dessert!!! We ordered the brwnies and ice cream - it was incredible!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank GregKell
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lapenaantigua, Owner at La Pena de Sol Latino, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for the review and for supporting Felipe. He is 14, works hard making and selling jewelry and now he is in 2nd grade. We are very proud of him! Hurry back!
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Mount Dora, Florida
1 review
“Lo mejor en Antigua!”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

FANTASTIC! La Peña del Sol is the best restaurant in Antigua! The food is delicious, the lemonade is addictive, the service is outstanding, the music is mesmerizing, and Bill & Mary (owners) are amazing! I bring 20+ groups here a year and it only gets better. La Peña will be one of the highlights of your stay in Antigua, I promise!

Check out the Saturday morning cooking class.... I did and it was a treat to learn and cook typical Guatemalan food. The chefs mad the class fun AND delicious!

  • Visited July 2013
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lapenaantigua, Owner at La Pena de Sol Latino, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thanks, Hoopmeister, for the great review! And for bringing such great people to our restaurant! We always enjoy having you! See you soon!
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Antigua, Guatemala
1 review
“Best meal I have had in Antigua yet!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a great restaurant, pet friendly, cozy, friendly and great food! Owners are very hospitable. The music is typically wonderful for Antigua. We will be back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Kirksville, Missouri
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Take the cooking class!”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Two Saturdays per month they host a cooking class, from a trip to the mercado for ingredients, through the kitchen to cook it all, to the dining room to enjoy the meal together. The owners are delightful and interesting people who know how to host. The three folks in my group spoke sufficient Spanish to understand, but they can translate everything if necessary. It was really great to see the techniques and array of seasonings that went in to some of the foods I had eaten earlier in the week--eye opening for sure! Well worth the price, and a nice way to connect with others if you're traveling solo.

Visited July 2013
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Thank LynnC485
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Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“A favorite in Antigua”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is a great place to eat and the music is the best. I have taken group here many times and we have never been disappointed. Friendly and helpful in every way - clean and comfortable.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Wendy A
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