Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Panajachel

Restaurante Hana

Serving absolutely authentic Japanese cuisine, Hana is ensconced in the serene courtyard of the Casa Cakchiquel graced by hanging plants and a gallery of photos of old Pana. Besides preparing such classics as nigiri…
Guatemalan in Santa Cruz La Laguna

Café Sabor Cruceño

Up in the village, this innovative comedor is run by local students who are learning to make traditional Guatemalan dishes to global tourism standards. Such Kaqchiquel fare as subanik (a tomato sauce of ground seeds…
European in San Juan La Laguna

Café El Artesano

Bring a group of friends and make an afternoon of it at this unique restaurant. Fine cheeses (25 varieties, all produced in Guatemala and aged in-house), smoked meats and artisan breads are served under a delightful…
Japanese in San Marcos La Laguna

Allala

This groovy little shack can be found by the creek east of the village. Japanese owner Seiko makes a mean miso soup, plus vegetarian sushi and tempura platters, and the plum wine is divine. All this, and complimenta…
Health Food in San Marcos La Laguna

Moonfish

Along the main thoroughfare west of the square, Moonfish whips up hippie-friendly fare including tempeh sandwiches, tofu scrambles and mighty fine falafel with ingredients fresh from the garden. Check the bulletin b…
Cafe in San Pedro La Laguna

Café La Puerta

The resident cafe for the San Pedro Spanish School, La Puerta is an appealing spot for abundant natural fare. Breakfast on homemade granola, grainy bread, delicious raspberry jam and avocado milkshakes, all served o…
Salvadoran in Panajachel

Chero's Bar

Usefully located in the nightlife zone, Chero's can get pretty lively, with beer-drinking patrons gathering around simple wood tables as tuk-tuks zip by. Salvadoran staff slap out pupusas, either straight up or fill…
Guatemalan in Santiago Atitlán

Comedor Santa Rita

The latest incarnation of a generations-old dining hall, this is a good place to try such Maya specialties as pulique (a veggie-rich stew) and patín, served with a stack of tortillas. It's been overseen by doña Héli…
Israeli in San Pedro La Laguna

Hummus-Ya

Sabich, an Israeli sandwich lovingly stuffed with hard-boiled eggs, hummus, and fried eggplant, is just one highlight on the menu at this cheerful Mideast eatery upstairs midway between the Pana and Santiago docks. …
Cafe in San Pedro La Laguna

Idea Connection

Yes, you can get connected on one of the computers at this cybercafe along gringo lane, but it's even more appealing as a bakery/garden cafe. Run by Massimo from Milan, it's a real oasis in the shade, with fantastic…