Where to Eat in San Juan la Laguna: The Best Restaurants and Bars

October 7, 2017 Darwin Bolte

Discover the best restaurant in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala including Cooperativa La Voz Que Clama En El Desierto, Cafe La Puerta, Restaurant Fe, The Clover, El Barrio, El Artesano Wine and Cheese Restaurant, Il Giardino, The Fifth Dimension, The Alegre Pub, Restaurant Idea Connection
Things to do in San Juan la Laguna

1. Cooperativa La Voz Que Clama En El Desierto

2, San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala Seating Cafe Breakfast +502 5980 6370
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Cooperativa La Voz Que Clama En El Desierto

Reviewed By Richard Harold P - San Diego, California

It was fun to see how coffee is produced. The guide was very knowledgeable. Walk-in for our group was accepted. Tour ended with a cup of coffee and a cookie plus opportunity to purchase coffee.

2. Cafe La Puerta

7th Avenue 1-21, Zona 2 | between San Pedro Spanish School and Hotel SakCari, San Pedro La Laguna 07018, Guatemala Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +502 5098 1272
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

Cafe La Puerta

Reviewed By BrittanyAdventures - Winnipeg, Canada

Cafe La Puerta is a lovely place to enjoy a nice lunch in San Pedro! The entire restaurant is situated outdoors and the tables are scattered among a beautiful and tranquil garden setting with lots of lush green vegetation everywhere. Their menu offers a great selection of fresh and healthy meals including international dishes as well as local Mayan specialties. The atmosphere was very peaceful and relaxing and it was such a beautiful place to enjoy a fantastic lunch!
I ordered the vegetarian tacos and a strawberry banana smoothie and everything tasted absolutely delicious. The tacos were unique and were topped with a variety of cooked vegetables and they were beautifully presented as well. The staff were pleasant, friendly and cheerful and I had a wonderful experience eating here. Highly recommended and I will definitely come back to eat here next time I am in San Pedro!

3. Restaurant Fe

Central San Marcos, San Marcos La Laguna 07016, Guatemala Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations Indian, Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +502 3009 5537
Excellent
54%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 322 reviews

Restaurant Fe

Reviewed By JoyfulMomentsCoach - London, United Kingdom

I just wandered down the little street in San Marcos looking for something decent to eat. I was pleasantly surprised by the clean atmosphere at Fe's. The owner greeted me personally and was very friendly to all the patrons. My meal was really a surprise though....I ordered a chicken Sandwich with avocado, whiskey onions and stuffing. It seemed a bit of an odd combination but was in fact really fresh and tasty. I would go there again to see what other odd concoctions they have. Highly recommend this place.

4. The Clover

San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +502 4155 6654
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 250 reviews

The Clover

Reviewed By ElmarBacher - Luzern

In a country like Guatemala, it is important that I eat in places which are run by local people.
Clover is one of them. There is an excellent menu with varying food, also very suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Also local people eat in Clover. And the prices are okay. Clover is also a romantic place with pleasant garden.
Support the locals and eat in excelent restaurants like the Clover.

5. El Barrio

7th Avenida, San Pedro La Laguna 07018, Guatemala Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol Bar, American, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$24 - HK$39 +502 4424 6941
Excellent
49%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

El Barrio

Reviewed By Gerry S - Vancouver, Canada

Stopped by for the Saturday brunch today. The price was good, but the service was terribly slow. Waited for about 1 hour and 10 minutes for simple eggs for me and an omelet for my wife. Had to remind the waitress about our missing toast. During the time we were there waiting, the waitress never asked us how things were, if we wanted anything else or that the food was on its way. The place wasn't super busy. The food was good. The place across the road has better food , is super quick and has very friendly owners. I will not go back to El Barrio.

6. El Artesano Wine and Cheese Restaurant

1, San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch +502 4555 4773
Excellent
94%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 118 reviews

El Artesano Wine and Cheese Restaurant

Reviewed By 4Xpy4 - Dallas TX

We were visiting Lake Atitlan for our 20th anniversary and our hotel was able to secure us a reservation for lunch. (You must have a reservation or they will not seat you)
The chef made a point to come out and speak to us and explain the origins of the meats and cheeses and also shared his background on why he started the restaurant. It is only open on weekdays for lunch so he and the staff can spend time with their families in the evening and weekends.
The atmosphere looking out over the mountain was as amazing as the food - truly a unique and wonderful experience.

7. Il Giardino

Central san Marcos | On main path from dock, San Marcos La Laguna 07016, Guatemala Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +502 4902 5915
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 179 reviews

Il Giardino

Reviewed By MrsTruffleDog - Le Vesinet, France

After having tested most of the restaurants in San Marco (at least those open over the new year’s eve period) I can confidently say that this restaurant is the best in town. Ran by a handful of locals + a very nice Englishman from Liverpool, this vegetarian restaurant marks a refreshing change in the local offering of starchy pizzas, fake curries and other sandwiches. The garden is the sweetest place, even on a cool evening (brasero) and the menu simply spot on. I had the chunky veggie soup with home made bread, and the rest of the family home made pasta and risotto. Juices are yummy. Place is authentic and feels just right.

8. The Fifth Dimension

8th Calle | 100 Metres From Panajachel Dock, San Pedro La Laguna 07018, Guatemala Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$16 - HK$63 +502 4223 1318
Excellent
87%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 170 reviews

The Fifth Dimension

The Fifth Dimension is a vegetarian restaurant with stunning lake views. We have aa downstairs lounge area with hammocks and a second floor Terrace. High speed w-fi available for customers.

Reviewed By SteveandJodi

Great food, great view of the lake, good prices for large portions! Friendly, helpful staff! What a great find on the shore of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

9. The Alegre Pub

8th Calle | Panajachel dock, San Pedro La Laguna 07018, Guatemala Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff American, Bar, British, Pub, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +502 7721 8100
Excellent
50%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

The Alegre Pub

Reviewed By GRANDPAcking

I was GRANDPAcking in San Pedro for nearly 2 months.
One of my regular haunts was the Alegre.
It is a quiet, cosy sports bar that is rarely crowded.
Simon, the owner, is a great guy and always welcoming.
You can wander up to the top floor for a quiet game of pool.
2-3 afternoons each week they have a Big Poker game on starting at 2pm ... this is for serious betters ... be prepared to lose GTQ1000-2000 ... but you can win good money too.
Sunday night is Quiz Night ... which usually attracts a big crowd.
On a Friday night they draw a small crowd for Karaoke.
Otherwise, good music, friendly, cosy, and a pleasant place to while away some time.

10. Restaurant Idea Connection

7a. Avenida | Between Wild Rover and San Pedro Spanish School, San Pedro La Laguna 07018, Guatemala Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$24 - HK$78 +502 7721 8356
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 263 reviews

Restaurant Idea Connection

Reviewed By Bostonian2016 - Boston, Massachusetts

Lovely outdoor garden with excellent authentic Italian pasta. The pasta satisfied a pasta snob that I am. The selections are limited but excellent. They also have great sandwiches and phenomenal baked goods. A cross between a French bakery and Italian restaurant. Proprietor is very nice. They speak Italian and English also.

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