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Smokin Joes BBQ

| La Palapa, Cafe Chuasinayi, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
+502 4252 7227
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“mac cheese” (3 reviews)
“cornbread” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Grill, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
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| La Palapa, Cafe Chuasinayi, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome BBQ food with a great smoky flavour. I got the Mixed Grill so I could try a few different things. It came with Ribs, 1/4 chicken, and a good portion of Brisket. I dont even think I managed to get half way through it...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

5 star great venue .unbelievable meat choices great side dishes. Pool party fiesta with BBQ . Music venue was great in afternoon .

Thank gtafarmfreshsod
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We went for the Sunday special and it was a fun time. Low key,relaxed, very busy. The ribs were excellent, the beer cold, and the music lively. Service and price were very good. Highly recommend this place if looking for a good time in San...More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 20 January 2018

If you are staying in a place with a kitchen, their meats are wonderful to buy and take home. But the real treat is experiencing the Sunday afternoon BBQ with the pile-it-high main dishes and the quite tasty all-you-can-eat side dishes. A great price for...More

Thank VanMan53
Reviewed 6 January 2018

For the price, the portions are UNBELIEVABLE and have possibly spoiled me for my favorite gourmet Chicago burger joints. I ate the 1 LB Flintstone burger and it was what I needed in life after all the different food. Not to mention the all you...More

Thank Martin H
Nestor C, Owner at Smokin Joes BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us and your kind words! Glad we could give you what you needed and cure any homesickness you may have felt :) And yes, we are REAL Southern Style bbq, not Chicago imitation, so glad you noticed lol...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

We went to Joe's almost every Sunday for 3 months, enjoying the huge meat selection and great salad bar of additions. The cocktails were cheap, the food good, and always a great time socializing with other travelersMore

Thank Rhonda D
Nestor C, Owner at Smokin Joes BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Repeat visits are the highest compliment you can possibly pay us, so thanks very much for joining us for what sounds like a season! Thanks as well for your kind words and taking the time to review us and we're glad you had a good...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017

I love Trip Advisor since someone here told me about Smokin' Joe's and it was exactly what I hoped for and then some. Every other burger I've had down here hasn't been there to do much more than mop up alcohol but this was something...More

Thank Stewie G
Nestor C, Owner at Smokin Joes BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Wow, we Didn't clog your arteries immediately and still got 5*?! We're blushing (and laughing)! Yes that is a 1 LB burger we have on the menu so we're glad you took on the challenge of both that and the buffet and enjoyed the experience...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

I've reviewed them once before but it was a long time ago and upon returning to town I'm glad to find both the food quality & service as consistent as ever. For those of you who've never been here, eventually you crave something different, a...More

Thank N M
Nestor C, Public Relations Manager at Smokin Joes BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us so descriptively. We truly appreciate your compliments! Sending people home full & happy yet not bankrupt, while providing a nice atmosphere and quality products is one of the things we enjoy doing most and our...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Smokin Joes BBQ is in Panna on Saturdays and San Pedro on Sundays. I was leaving San Pedro early Sunday, so took a boat launch over to Panna to partake. It was everything I could hope for. I had Montreal Smoked meat, with three side...More

Thank Mel H
Nestor C, Public Relations Manager at Smokin Joes BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit us at what sounds like both of our locations; when non-meat people rave about our entrees and come back for seconds, that's just about the highest praise we can receive! We're glad both that you had...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

If you are looking for something to do on Sunday, this is the place to be. You won't leave hungry. It feels like a big back yard BBQ by the pool. The BBQ is delicious and there's all you can eat sides.

Thank mitchellmoto
Nestor C, Owner at Smokin Joes BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thanks for taking the time to both visit us and share your experience and we apologize for the delayed response. We're glad you had an enjoyably filling time and hope to see you again on your next trip!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 19
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | La Palapa, Cafe Chuasinayi, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  San Pedro La Laguna
  • Phone Number: +502 4252 7227
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Nestor and Luann, who live in San Pedro La Laguna, have been cooking a big barbecue every Saturday for 6 years in Panajachel and for 9 years in San Pedro La Laguna on Sundays. We started small but with the help of many friends we have grown out of control. Check it out!!!
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