Panajachel restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Panajachel

Circus Bar

Behind the swinging doors, Circus Bar has a cabaret atmosphere, with live music nightly from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. There is good pizza and even better pasta, plus a respectable wine list and imported liquors. Flamenco,…
Top Choice Guatemalan in Panajachel

El Patio

This is a locally popular joint for lunch; the front terrace makes an obvious meeting place. Try to make it for Monday lunch when everyone chows down on caldo de res (chunky broth), served with all the trimmings.
American in Panajachel

Mister Jon's

All the perks of a US diner are here in abundance, including buttermilk pancakes, great omelets with hash browns or country biscuits on the side, and free coffee refills (of Guatemala's finest). But it's no gringo g…
Japanese in Panajachel

Restaurante Hana

Serving 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 sushi, sa…
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…
European in Panajachel

Chez Alex

The restaurant component of the Hotel Primavera serves some of Pana's finest cuisine, with a hefty dash of European influence and a wine list to back it up. After a meal of mussels in white-wine sauce or Camembert-s…
Steak in Panajachel


This Uruguayan grill serves up generous helpings of steak, sausage and chicken dishes with vegetables, salad, garlic bread and rice or boiled potatoes. Vegetarians can enjoy tofu kebabs. You won't leave hungry. In t…
Guatemalan in Panajachel

Fuentes de Vida

This is the largest of a group of rather rustic cooking stalls at the rear of the market building, near the pork vendors. It offers half a dozen menu options daily, all of which come with beans, tortillas and a fier…
International in Panajachel

Deli Llama de Fuego

This groovy natural-foods haven revolves around a llama de fuego (African tulip) tree. Vegetarian options are well represented, along with a barrel-full of delicious fruit smoothies, as well as big burritos, tasty q…
Cafe in Panajachel

Deli Jasmín

This tranquil garden restaurant with hummingbirds darting about the flowers serves a range of healthy foods and drinks. Breakfast is served all day, and you can buy whole-wheat or pita bread and hummus to take away.