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El Artesano Wine and Cheese Restaurant

1, San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala
+502 4555 4773
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cured meats” (11 reviews)
“cheese plate” (9 reviews)
“fig marmalade” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1, San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After countless visits to Lake Atitlan, never have I encountered such a delightful gourmet dining experience until finding El Artesano. An absolute gem from the quaint garden dining to the ringing of a bell when you require something from the staff. An impassable and reasonably...More

Thank sivartyad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard that a reservation was needed to dine at El Artesano. Having dined there, we understand why. The setting, spectacular! The service, excellent! The food, abundant and so good! A definite “must do” when at the lake.

Thank Maureen130
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live in San Pedro and me and my friends frequently visit this awesome restaurant. The number one choice.

Thank Gert S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We had our host make reservations 6 weeks ago because this place is hard to get in. We ordered the 2 cheese platters and a meat platter for 3 for all ten in our party to share. There are 26 kinds of cheese and 12...More

Thank ken48911
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Our group of 13 showed up for our reservation at El Artesano on a day when all electricity was out in San Juan. The ovens weren't working but Diedrich and his crew filled us up with the most incredible cheeses, meats, marinated vegetables, olives, bread,...More

Thank 00_sg_00
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This was an amazing experience at an incredible value. You do need a reservation for this place, but they make reservations easy to make and you're prompted to do so all over their website. The restaurant was full the first time we tried to book,...More

Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 25 January 2018

It's simply divine. If you love food, you owe it to yourself to come here. I always get the cheese plate, and it's perfectly crafted. I also got a glass of wine this time, which was fabulous, and I am not much of a wine...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

It looked very good, but had very limited seating. Make sure you have a reservation. We tried lunch at 130pm, but all table were reserved.

Thank Cody B
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We walk in the restaurant and to my sad experience the place is book till kingdom come! I understand it is pretty popular and with only 6 tables (or so it seems) the place is full every day. I understand. What I don’t understand is...More

Thank elviajeronopajero
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Okay, so this place was just the bees knees. Plain and simple. To start, you 100% need to book in advance (which I did through their Facebook because I couldn't get the number to work). I contacted them on Wednesday to book for Friday, unfortunately...More

Thank mimirose l
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29 March 2016|
Response from Ode B | Reviewed this property |
No, the y only accept cash payment! In Guatemala it's Quetzales
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1, San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  San Juan la Laguna
  • Phone Number: +502 4555 4773
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