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Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“tofu” (6 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (2 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Chinese, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

The only reason my partner and I visited a few times was to use Chinita's wi-fi. Otherwise, the food and drinks were always disappointing (though the smoothies were pretty good), and the service average.

Thank quelix
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A great variety of food here. I was delightfully surprised to see typical Guatemalan specialities as well as Asian dishes. I enjoyed the pepian one night, and the other night I had another very delicious Guatemala dish called Jocon de Pollo (They also serve a...More

Thank auroraedserv
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Chinita's is a wonderful restaurant for relaxing and eating a delicious, healthy meal. The restaurant, decor, and food are all reflections of the interesting, energetic, creative owner, Ling. I've eaten and enjoyed all kinds of entertainment at Chinita's many times and I highly recommend it....More

Thank Luva Lynne A
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were looking for something a bit different and found it here. Menu is quite 'Asian eclectic' and the setting is off street and when we visited soft jazz music was playing making a relaxed atmosphere. We spoke to the owner/manager from Malaysia who was...More

Thank KevanEastYorkshire
Reviewed 20 February 2017

No one expects great table service in Pana but, having been to many restaurants here, Chinitas is clearly at the bottom. I checked out Chinitas several times before writing this review. Even worse, expect to go to the back of the line when a "friend"...More

Thank JohnLPhelan
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Love the food here and the outdoor artsy type atmosphere with gorgeous hanging baskets. Living in Panajachel we have been to this restaurant several times and have found the food to always be fresh and delicious.

Thank stephanie p
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Stopped in this patio-like restaurant because we could get a table away from the street, but the kids selling stuff came in and approached us anyway. The owner didn't chase them away. The Gado Gado was excellent and the Nasi Goreng was very good.

Thank Helen711
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I was passing thorugh Panajachel, coming from Antigua and headed to stay on the lake. I knew I needed something to eat before getting on a boat to my destination for the night. The colors and canopy over the patio drew me in to Chinitas....More

Thank Nicole Marie B
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

They took too long to make our food and it turned out to be terrible. The service was bad but at least they were friendly. The highlight of this restaurant is its atmosphere.

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Being vegetarians, were delighted to see tofu in the menu. We were not disappointed in the food. The food was good and tasty with lots of vegetables and tofu. We got a side of salad and 2 salsas, cilantro, soy sauce, sesame seeds. Overall it...More

Thank Kuaek
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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
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