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Sunset Cafe

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Bar, Guatemalan
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Calle Santander and Calle del Lago, Panajachel, Guatemala
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

This is a little different then most places one might stop for food in Pana. True Mexican is the best way to describe the location. Reasonable in price, great service and stunning view of Lake Atitlan. Worth the visit.

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Thank Antigua G
Dayton, Ohio
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Great atmosphere with live music and stunning views of the lake. Pasta and also Guatemalan food. Go here for the sunset and you won't be disappointed.

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Thank mamaguatemala
Muskegon County, Michigan
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Beautiful surroundings overlooking the lake. The food was outstanding and our server was very attentive.

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Thank Zentrekker
Greenback, Tennessee
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Good food and service of all types --sandwiches, pasta meals, full menu at reasonable prices--remember 8 quetzals to the American Dollar. They are open late and have live music ensembles.

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Thank dick19392015
San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Great location on the lake. Just a casual place for beer and guacamole. Food is fine...nothing fancy but fun atmosphere...open air. Bathroom was not particularly clean and no soap both times we were there so glad I had my own wipes. Music was a bit loud but they turned it down as soon as we asked.

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Thank svh50
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Had dinner there last night with beautiful views of the lake to the volcanoes. I thought the food was very good and I had the chicken fratitas which came on a sizzling plate. I chose the table furthest from the band which was fairly loud although I guess some people like live music at dinner. The service was friendly, the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

Stopped by for a drink and to soak in the view, which was perfect! This place is located at the end of the main, busy street in Pana by the public doc. It's a nice place to stop to soak in the view and people watch. Pros: - Of course the VIEW - Easy to get to right from the... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

This combination pub/restaurant is nestled on the waterfront of Lake Atitlan in Panajachel and is a very close walk from hotels and the market area. The view of the sun setting over the volcanic background is spectacular, lighting the clouds gold and orange. The food is very good, the service fairly fast. The place offers live music of varying genres... More 

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Albany, NY
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

Great place to go for dinner and a drink to watch the sun set over Lake Atitlan. Friendly waitstaff, good pasta dishes. Prices a bit high but you do get that sunset for free.

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Thank joancrounse
Haiku, Hawaii
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

Right on Lake Atitlan. Incredible views of the lake. We ate here twice cause we liked it so much. Wonderful place for a beer and fajitas or tacos. After a morning on the lake, that cold Gallo rojo tasted mighty good. The margaritas are good too. My husband thought the beef tacos were one of the best he had ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Guatemalan
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santander and Calle del Lago, Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
Description
The Sunset Cafe is one of the most popular restaurants in Panajachel at the end of the main street over looking Lake Atitlan. It is perhaps the most well known restaurant in the town and I'm surprised it isn't on TA.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?