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Cafe Sabor Cruceno

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Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
+502 3107 2520
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 17:00
Fri 08:00 - 19:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really yum food. Well priced. All run by students. Had the chicken sandwich and it was amazing. Family members had all other breakfast meals and loved them. Incredible view too!

Thank Brooke T
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved having lunch here. The service and food were great and the view was amazing. The kitchen and service is run by students in training and they did a phenomenal job. The food was delicious, fresh and very resonable.

1 Thank Marla T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Food is ok but the fact that they are teaching people to make food is a nice story. View is the highlight. Nice setting.

Thank Mike O
Cottonwood, Arizona
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88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

There is no better view of the lake than from this restaurant. The climb to the top of Santa Cruz gives an outstanding view. The food here is prepared by students from the culinary school on site. The students are very proud of their skills and deliver a wonderful meal. The smoothies are fresh and flavorful and the sandwiches and... More 

Thank GailBash
Davis, CA
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We ate here 3 times: 1 Friday night for pizza, 1 Friday night for "tapas" and one lunch. The pizza was delightful and the evening was warm so we enjoyed the buzz and the views in addition to a fantastic pesto pizza. No one presented us a menu nor mentioned that there was a salad available so we were the... More 

Thank iclaire
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this review

Hi Claire, Thanks for you comments. As a student run café, we're always looking to try new things and to improve our customer' experience. I'll pass your comments on to the staff. So thanks for the feedback and for supporting Cafe Sabor Cruceño. All the best, Alex More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch that was recommended by the place we stayed. We enjoyed the Food very much and the concept of the business is great too. The view on the balcony over looking the lake was also a big plus. Make sure you get the plantains and Mayan chocolate for desert

Thank Christopher B
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Don't miss this place - it's a real treat. Delicious food, the best view on the lake and a great shop full of hand made Guatemalan crafts on the main floor. If you get a chance, take a cooking lesson with Claudia.

1 Thank dmac08
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I took another rater's advice and went up here for the view. I only had a strawberry-banana smoothie and stayed for the sunset. It was breathtaking!

Thank Nikoletta Ç
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This restaurant is a hidden gem. The food was some of the best we had on a 3 week trip, with views over the whole lake. The staff are young people in training to set themselves up for a food career. The whole place has a vibe of warmth and friendliness

Thank goldenbobbens
Bari, Italy
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This Place is run by learning young people, the results are great! Clean place, a fantastic view of atitlan lake is the good atmosphere for great guatemal food served at perfection. If you go around Santa Cruz laguna you definitively have to stop here!

Thank ugalietti

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Central American, Spanish, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 17:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?