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Jose Pinguino's

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, , Vegetarian Friendly
Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
+502 5556 4747
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tortillas” (21 reviews)
“chicken” (20 reviews)
“carrot soup” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Guatemalan, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The food was fine. It is worth going to see the show. We enjoyed the marimba music and the explanation of Mayan customs I spent a nice evening there.

1  Thank antoniaCalifornia
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Has the right vibe. Enjoyed the live music. The owner is a character. Dogs will come in from street and beg though.

Thank MrBoingo
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A group of about 18 went to dinner here. Not only was the food great (order the pepien chicken) but the entertainment was so much fun. The owner provides the commentary while his family provides the entertainment and his wife cooks the meals. Can't recommend...More

1  Thank WILAPP
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful evening of local food (pepien) and music (marimba). Miguel the owner along with his 3 daughter and a nice did the entertaining while his wife did the cooking. He explained the Maya folklore, quichiqal language, how the marimba was first made, explained the various...More

1  Thank Vasaul
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Good meals at regular prices. Always adequate, but the band got it an extra one and a half stars. Fish and chicken are always great choices.

Thank PeterDeon
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed my recent dinner at Jose's restaurant. The food was wonderful. Most importantly, Jose takes the time to educate his customers on the Mayan history in Guatemala, shares Mayan music, language, and even holds tortilla making contests. He is able to engage the entire...More

Thank Clairemary50
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing! The family is great and Jose gave us a run down of his Mayan history and made it such a great experience! They also play beautiful music while you eat and involve us is tortilla making which was great! Good...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We were immediately drawn by the music show and we were very happy to assist to the whole program. It gave us a nice local feel and we learned a lot about their culture (the owner spoke English & French which was great for us...More

Thank Jean-mathieu T
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

It's a family run restaurant that serves authentic Mayan food and shares Mayan culture with the guests. The host family is engaging and welcoming. They have planned activities for guests such as tortia making during the dinner. If you plan to come here, make sure...More

Thank hitesh8
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We had a late lunch and completely enjoyed it. The waiter was very good. The place was quiet and i understand it can get noisy with music etc. Cold beer and good food... it was all we were looking for and they delivered

Thank Ryan M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Guatemalan, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: +502 5556 4747
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