Most Popular Central American food in Panajachel, Western Highlands, Guatemala

September 4, 2019 Major Galusha

Reviews on Central American food in Panajachel, Western Highlands, Guatemala. Panajachel (Spanish pronunciation: [panaxaˈtʃel], Pana) is a town in the southwestern Guatemalan Highlands, less than 90 miles from Guatemala City, in the department of Sololá. It serves as the administrative centre for the surrounding municipality of the same name. The elevation is 1,597 metres (5,240 ft). Population was 11 thousand in the 2000 census, estimated as 15,000 now (Insituto Nacional de Estadística de Guatemala), and has approximately doubled each of the last few decades. The town of Panajachel is located on the Northeast shore of Lake Atitlán, and has become a centre for the tourist trade of the area as it provides a base for visitors crossing the lake to visit other towns and villages.
Things to do in Panajachel

10. Pizzeria Ulsan

Calle Santander Interior Edificio Rincon Sai 1 Er Nivel, Panajachel 07010 Guatemala American, Pizza, Guatemalan, Central American +502 7762 2338 http://guatemalatourism.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/panajachel-pizzeria-ulsan/
Pizzeria Ulsan

Reviewed By Barbara M

I go to the Ulsan Pizzeria every time I am in Panajachel, often for more than one meal. They have an excellent variety of Guatemalan dishes and serve plates with local specialities such as Mojarra (a fish found only in Lake Atitlan). They also have foods familiar to those from the US, such as pizza, pasta, and pancakes. They serve breakfast all day which is a plus if you are traveling with picky eaters. The majority of their plates are under Q50 with many meals available for under Q30. My personal favorites are the burros mixtos, the supremo omelet and the sopa de zanahorias.

9. Tiki-Shack

Calle Santander/ Calle Principale, Panajachel 07010 Guatemala American, International, European, South American, Central American [email protected] +502 7762 0731 http://www.facebook.com/tiki.shack.pana/
Tiki-Shack

Tiki-Shack is a restaurant for all the family that serves sandwiches, hamburgers, wrap, salads and licuados. Our food is very original and healthy. You will discover delicious flavors of sandwiches you have never tryed in your life its sure! All our sandw

Reviewed By JoeNotTheDog

A small Tiki-Shack setting at the top of Santander and Calle Principal. The Curry Chicken and Vegetarian sandwiches are very tasty and filling. Freshly made, the owner clearly is proud of the quality of his fare. We certainly appreciated the new options. There are always drink prices, and delivery is available direct to your hotel/address for only the Q5 cost of the tuk tuk that delivers it.

8. El Patio

Via Principale Di Panajachel, Panajachel 07010 Guatemala South American, Central American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +502 7762 2041
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4 based on 43 reviews

El Patio

Reviewed By uclatraveler9

I ate here once for breakfast and once for dinner. Breakfast was pretty standard. They offered the usual- eggs, beans, oatmeal, pancakes. It was fine.For dinner, they were able to accommodate our large group with a reservation. The service was great! They have an okay menu. I got the pepian, which was delicious! Everyone else enjoyed their food, too. There isn't anything too unique on their menu, but it's a solid choice for dinner.They do not serve any alcohol.

7. Cafe Moka

C/ Santander Edificio Rincon Sai 2do Nivel, Panajachel 07010 Guatemala Cafe, Guatemalan, South American, Central American Seating [email protected] +502 7762 1396
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4 based on 34 reviews

Cafe Moka

Reviewed By Antigua G

Cafe Moka is a local Coffee Shop in Panajachel Lake Atitlan Guatemala, Guatemala is Famous for Coffee and Cafe Moka provides an authentic experience and taste of the finest locally grown Coffee. Cafe Moka is located on the main street in Panajachel above the street in a nice launch atmosphere, great views, pool tables and food. The staff are friendly and provide great service at reasonable prices. From iced coffee to a selection of Local Beers and desserts. Enjoy

6. Cafe Sabor Cruceno

Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014 Guatemala Latin, Central American Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront [email protected] +502 3107 2520 http://www.amigosdesantacruz.org/restaurant/
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5 based on 203 reviews

Cafe Sabor Cruceno

A Graduate- run restaurant located in the CECAP vocational center building in the town of Santa Cruz la Laguna. It is part of a yearlong culinary arts program that trains local indigenous youth in food preparation and service. Open from 8am to 5pm Monday

Reviewed By lifeinthetopbunk

The views from the rooftop cafe at CECAP are stunning, but the vista is just the beginning. The food is by far the best I've had in Central America! We got two different typical Guatemalan dishes; both had rich sauces and layered flavors, and the presentation was beautiful. For a backpacker who doesn't eat at fancy restaurants because they're out of my budget, this was a real treat - it's an excellent value. My favorite thing about this restaurant is that they reuse old jars and food containers for takeaway containers - I wish more places would do that. The businesses in Santa Cruz care a lot about reducing the amount of waste produced in the area, and this is a brilliant way to help do just that. You can take a tuk tuk up the hill for 5Q, but the walk is quite nice, especially after hiking volcanoes. Very highly recommended!Thanks for visiting us and supporting CECAP! We're so glad you had such a good visit. Come back again soon!

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5. Pana Rock

Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010 Guatemala Bar, Pub, Central American, International, South American Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music +502 7762 2194 http://www.panarockcafe.com
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4 based on 136 reviews

Pana Rock

Reviewed By JoostG3

Had a good night out at Pana Rock as we enjoyed the live music and happy hour drinks. Ended up having breakfast here the day after (needed quick wifi) and that was rather disappointing. Took a long time and food itself was only so so. Conclusion; great for a night out but eat somewhere else.

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4. Guajimbo's

Santander, Panajachel Guatemala Steakhouse, South American, Central American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music +502 7762 0063 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guajimbos/135143156563824
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4 based on 457 reviews

Guajimbo's

Reviewed By U8609SEerins

We ate here for dinner and the food was delicious and service was great! They have live music some nights. We all enjoyed our steaks and they have a delicious chimichurri sauce. The prices are reasonable.

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3. Pupuseria Cheros

Avenida de los Arboles/Calle Principal, near the Bus Stop, Panajachel 07010 Guatemala Latin, Salvadoran, Central American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +502 7762 0254
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4 based on 135 reviews

Pupuseria Cheros

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Reviewed By la_viajera_constanta

Visited here every night of my stay in Panajachel! Usually for a beer early evening when it was busy and full of locals - great chance to chat and practice your Spanish! Everyone is very friendly and the owner is fantastic. Also came later on my last night to try the pupusas and - wow! Instantly regretted that I hadn't been eating here every night! They are cooked fresh to order, totally delicious and lots of choice! I'm vegetarian so tried a spinach one and a carrot one - both totally delicious! There is a minimum order of 2, but they are only 10 GTQ each and 2 is already very filling and great value.Totally recommended!

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2. Deli Llama De Fuego

Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010 Guatemala Guatemalan, Central American, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol +502 7762 2585
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4 based on 202 reviews

Deli Llama De Fuego

Reviewed By andrewasroma

This restaurant is not cheap compared to other option on the main street in Pana, however, the quality they offer is superb and overall it is a good value for money and an exquisite alternative to barbecue meat which you cannot eat every day I guess. Very good also for breakfast. Try it, you won’t be disappointed. Service is also very good and attentive.

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1. Jose Pinguino's

Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010 Guatemala Guatemalan, Central American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music +502 5556 4747
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4 based on 321 reviews

Jose Pinguino's

Reviewed By taniashantiisaac

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with the Pinguino family. The show was educational and entertaining and the food was tasty. There were fun, interactive opportunities to be a part of the evening. For a heartfelt insightful Guatemalan experience, I highly recommend dining here.

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