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Cafe Sabor Cruceno

Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
+502 3107 2520
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“stew” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (8 reviews)
“tortillas” (4 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
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1 - 10 of 151 reviews

Reviewed 17 August 2018

We went for lunch after a morning kayaking on the lake. It was such a lovely lunch. We'd heard that the tuktuks should cost 5Q each to get to the top, but they tried to charge us 10Q each so we walked. It was a...More

Thank TakingTheBigBreak428
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thanks for visiting us and supporting CECAP!!!

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Outstanding food. We frequented this place several times. Although the menu is somewhat limited, everything we tried was excellent both in flavor and in presentation. You won't be disappointed.

Thank TexasYardbird
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thanks for visiting us and supporting CECAP! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The setting and the view are fantastic! Simply stunning. The dining experience was fabulous. So easy to get to. My wife and I took the public boat from Panajachel for just 10q ($1.50 US) and found the restaurant very easy to find. Everyone so friendly...More

Thank Kevin Y
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thanks for visiting us, Kevin! Come back again soon!

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Visited the cafe for lunch and both dishes were amazing. Very nice staff. I recommend the tamalitos and the tostados.

Thank SierraMaryS
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thanks for visiting CECAP! Come back again soon!

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We took a 5Q tuk tuk from our hotel to this lovely place and it did not disappoint. You are literally perched over the Lake amongst the birds. Hearty stew and typical Guatemalan plate served by a lovely waitress. You can buy woven good and...More

Thank Ellen Y
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks for visiting us, Ellen! And thanks for supporting the Amigos de Santa Cruz Foundation!

Reviewed 11 June 2018

Most of the restaurants around Lake Atitlan are run by expats. This one is too, but it's purpose is to train locals on how to set up their own restaurants, which makes all the difference to me. Downstairs, women are learning how to make textiles...More

Thank murraygunn
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thanks for visiting us Murray! And thanks for supporting CECAP!

Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is a must if you visit Lake Atitlán. The food is super good and people that make food are all from Lake Atitlán trained in Cecap. The view is wonderful.

Thank Luz A
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks for visiting us and supporting CECAP! Come back soon!

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Incredible views, food and smoothies. An active workshop upon entry selling it's wonderful creations. Upstairs is a delicious restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Views of the lake are stunning.

Thank Mitch L
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks for visiting us, Mitch! And thanks for supporting CECAP!

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining at Café Sabor Cruceño. The menu has many options, but I would recommend trying one of the regional dishes. The Pepian was excellent! Our waiter was personable and attentive. Even on a fairly overcast day, the views from the...More

Thank Maureen G
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks for visiting us Maureen! Glad you like the pepian! Come back and visit soon!

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Came to visit a friend that is working local for a few years. We came here for authentic food with a killer view overlooking the lake and the mountains. Service was great as was the food. It is worth it alone for the view.

Thank TravelQ6492QE
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks for visiting us, David! Glad you enjoyed the view!

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Rhudetz13
10 September 2016|
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Response from Ted R | Reviewed this property |
8am Monday through Saturday.
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ruysenor
16 August 2016|
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Response from Ted R | Reviewed this property |
We just recently started accepting credit cards. And yes, there are plenty of tuk tuks to take you up the mountain.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Santa Cruz La Laguna
  • Phone Number: +502 3107 2520
  • E-mail
Description
A Graduate- run restaurant located in the CECAP vocational center building in the town of Santa Cruz la Laguna. It is part of a yearlong culinary arts program that trains local indigenous youth in food preparation and service. Open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. Also, special events and First Friday Pizza Nights. Take out menu available. The food is the best in Santa Cruz! The view from the rooftop restaurant is amazing as well. Visitors will have an opportunity to visit the vocational center and purchase locally made crafts in our shop.
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