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Middle Eastern 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

Café Las Cristalinas

To savor a shot of the coffee grown on the surrounding slopes (and roasted here), head for this thatched-roof structure on the way up from the Pana dock to the center of town. Come for breakfast and be sure as well …
Burgers in San Pedro La Laguna

Blue Parrot

Airy sports bar that does a wicked line in over two dozen different gourmet burgers, plus chilli dogs and seriously-filled sandwiches to go down with its extensive range of craft beers. Friday night is seafood night…
Juice Bar in San Pedro La Laguna

D'Juice Girls

D'Juice Girls are young Hebrew-speaking Tz'utujil women who squeeze the tropical fruits of Guatemala into supernutritious combos, such as carrot-ginger-beet. This popular stand is a five-minute walk east of the Pana…
Bar in San Pedro La Laguna

Bar Sublime

Bar Sublime is the current epicenter of San Pedro's party scene. During the day its lakefront terraces are pretty relaxed and you can enjoy good sandwiches, pasta and salads, but things ramp up as the sun starts to …
Barbecue in San Pedro La Laguna

Smokin Joe's

The pool on the grounds of campground/cafe Chuasinayi is a global gathering place, particularly on Sundays when a character known as Smokin' Joe barbecues baby back ribs by the dozen and other meaty treats. Coming f…
Clothing in San Pedro La Laguna

Grupo Ecológico Teixchel

This is a Tz'utujil women's collective that sells fair-trade woven goods and offers weaving classes for Q30 per hour (not including materials). It's about 150m uphill from the Pana dock toward the center of town.
Pub in San Pedro La Laguna

El Barrio

This boisterous pub on the path between the two docks has one of the most happening happy hours in town (5pm to 8pm). Every night has a different theme, we particularly liked the curry night on Saturdays.
Israeli in San Pedro La Laguna

Shanti Shanti

With terraced seating cascading down to the lakeside, this makes a pleasant perch for Mideast staples such as falafel, baba ghanoush and hummus, plus hearty soups.
Museum in San Pedro La Laguna

Museo Tz'unun 'Ya

This museum focuses on the history of the Tz'utujil people and geology of the region, with a film on the formation of the lake and an interesting gallery of colorized photos of San Pedro in former days. As a bonus, …