Top 3 Grill food in San Juan la Laguna, Western Highlands, Guatemala

September 3, 2019 Alice Mieles

Reviews on Grill food in San Juan la Laguna, Western Highlands, Guatemala including Smokin Joes BBQ, Love Bistro & Cafe, Posada de Santiago
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1. Smokin Joes BBQ

La Palapa , Cafe Chuasinayi, San Pedro La Laguna Guatemala American, Barbecue, Grill, Central American, South American Lunch, Drinks Seating, Takeout, Buffet, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations [email protected] +502 4252 7227 http://www.facebook.com/smokinjoesbbqmeats/
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4 based on 23 reviews

Smokin Joes BBQ

Nestor and Luann, who live in San Pedro La Laguna, have been cooking a big barbecue every Saturday for 6 years in Panajachel and for 9 years in San Pedro La Laguna on Sundays. We started small but with the help of many friends we have grown out of control

Reviewed By N M

I've reviewed them once before but it was a long time ago and upon returning to town I'm glad to find both the food quality & service as consistent as ever. For those of you who've never been here, eventually you crave something different, a bit of comfort food, something you don't see at every restaurant or maybe just a break from beans and chicken, and to those who love burgers and protect their sanctity like it's our sacred American duty, THIS is a place adhering to those ideals. Not the sad, bland, tiny, poorly cooked imitations so many pubs offer, not veggie burger vegan regional hippie madness, this is a GRILL sacred to almost solely meats (portobello mushroom is allowed to touch the grill and be made into a scrumptious veggie sandwich just so non-carnivorous friends aren't discriminated against) and such a variety to choose from! I am a creature of habit and keep returning for my cheeseburger fix, which at 1/2 lb to begin with (you can order a BIGGER burger if you dare) is enough to knock me out cold for almost 15 hours straight every time. I love, love, LOVE the variety of sauces available to decorate your buns and meats with and here learned South Carolina mustard is some kind of divinity denied to Illinois. The salad bar is fantastic in it's own right and a fun way to build your own burger/sandwich and they always have things like coleslaw and potato salad or other cold salads available as sides. Things I love most? The chef NEVER undercooks my burger, a hearty side portion of the best American style mac n cheese I've tasted down here comes with every entree upon request and the rotating menu of side dishes available at the buffet is always delicious (again, with plenty of vegetarian friendly options, like their AMAZING cornbread). Dessert is an entirely different decadent delight; rich chocolate brownies, sometimes cake, sometimes cobbler made with seasonal fruit and it all haunts my dreams. Even if there's no way all the bbq food leaves room for dessert I get it to go because passing on it is a true sin. There are always drink specials, a full bar with a fine variety of spirits (especially nice for my other picky drinkers) beyond the usual "well" options and excellent bartenders who know their craft and are great people. The entire staff really makes you feel welcome and like you're one big family even if many people there are half a world away from home. It's a great place for local expats to mingle, foreigners to meet and befriend one another and to generally spend a wonderful Sunday relaxing and enjoying good eats and company. For the price you also get an OBSCENE amount of food-stretching your budget doesn't even begin to describe it. There are beautiful lake views from the seating area above the bar, a pool for kids and dogs alike to go crazy in, and a perfectly inviting, family-friendly environment. This is definitely where I cheat on my favorite Chicago burger places and it puts a smile on my face every time.*Note-When I say YES this restaurant has waitstaff I mean that waitresses do walk around taking drink orders but food you order at the register and pick up when your name is called (you can dive into the buffet of sides the moment you've paid for your order).Thanks so much for taking the time to review us so descriptively. We truly appreciate your compliments! Sending people home full & happy yet not bankrupt, while providing a nice atmosphere and quality products is one of the things we enjoy doing most and our mission.ROFL, "sacred American duty,"-if there is such a thing, I guess preserving the integrity of Southern-style BBQ should be a top priority!

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2. Love Bistro & Cafe

Lakeside Next to the national reserve park, San Marcos La Laguna 07016 Guatemala Bar, International, Grill, Fusion Reservations +502 5376 3937 http://love-bistro-cafe.business.site/
Love Bistro & Cafe

Love Bistro serves only the freshest ingredients from around the lake, creating each dish from scratch, with love. The restaurant hosts a full bar and extensive craft cocktail list. Live music on many evenings and good tunes the rest of the time. Set righ

Reviewed By southshore2013

Had a lovely meal at the fairly new Love. Great location, eclectic atmosphere and cool vibe. The food was amazing (fried ravioli with goat cheese and mushrooms, so good). Owner and waiter Pauly was friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. Highly recommend you trying out Love ~ you won’t be sorry.

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3. Posada de Santiago

Apto 1, Santiago Atitlan 07019 Guatemala Cafe, International, Grill, Healthy, Central American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Live Music [email protected] +502 7721 7366 http://www.posadadesantiagoatitlan.com
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4 based on 98 reviews

Posada de Santiago

Informal dining with a menu that features local options, such as smoked chicken pibil with blue corn tortillas and home made sauces, as well as international choices. We make the chili sauces, jams, ice cream; smoke the meats; roast the coffee; Best to ma

Reviewed By fabianoc594

Stay away from this place. The website sayd it was open. We went in, saw other customers, but the waiter refused service.Last night I talked to the waiter, Nicolas, who attempted to be of service to you.First off, my website does have our hours of service clearly indicated. Lunch is served 12:00-2:00 & 2:30 to 3:30. You arrived after 4:00, when the cooks need to clean the kitchen and prepare for dinner. We are a bit flexible, but we can't be when the hotel is full, as it was that day.Nicolas let you know that we have a lakeshore Palapa Bar & Grill serving sandwiches, quesadillas, taquitos and guacamole, etc., which was open. This displeased you even though you never looked at it. He characterized both of you as, "very rude, arrogant and los tipos who enjoy being displeased." He told me you were so stubborn that he was forced to show you the sign with our meal hours. It is next to the door. You had just walked past it.Basically, I think you are unaccustomed to a Mayan servant being empowered enough to say no to you.I am glad that you will not return.

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