My parents were in Guatemala, so we took them to the lake to enjoy and relax. We wanted to visit the Blind Lemon for dinner, but it didn't fit into our schedule. So, we hired a guy to take us to San Marcos to eat at the Blind Lemon for lunch. We then planned on going to Santiago to walk around. When we arrived at the Blind Lemon, a woman greeted us. We were the only people in the restaurant, so I asked, "Are you open?" (conversation in Spanish) and she said yes. It was 12:30 and we were pretty hungry. We ordered drinks and then our food. Still no one by almost 1:00. After we finished our drinks, we noticed that the lady who greeted us was running around frantically. Finally, another lady joined her and they started making our lunch (after 45 minutes). After a little over an hour, with no signs of any food coming, we asked for our bill and canceled our food. We were informed that the cook had an emergency. I'm not sure why she didn't tell us this in the first place. They didn't take credit cards, so I gave her cash. She didn't have change. I then had to go to 3 different stores to get change. Luckily the coke delivery guy down the street had change. We paid our bill and left. We then had to settle for a mediocre seafood restaurant in Santiago. We wasted over half of our time with the boat on this restaurant. All in all, our drinks cost us about $40 for a couple waters and licuados. I'm sure the guitar playing is incredible at night, maybe the food as well. I'm sure we didn't come at the right time, but the sounds of the owner's TV could be heard in the adjacent room. It seems like he could have at least said that he was sorry or saved the day. It didn't happen for us. This wasn't a language issue. We live here and my wife was born in Central America. Spanish is her first language.
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