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El Artesano Wine and Cheese Restaurant

1, San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala
+502 4555 4773
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  • Excellent95%
  • Very good3%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cured meats” (12 reviews)
“cheese plate” (27 reviews)
“fondue” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Wine Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1, San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

A must do when in San Juan - reservations pretty much required. Tranquil setting with great wine, cheese, sausage, and music.

1  Thank Dave W
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Charming decor and hidden in the hills of San Juan, El Artesano is epic. The chef/owner recommended what to drink and eat and his suggestions were excellent. We had the cheese platter for two and the meats platter. Everything was divine. You must make a...More

1  Thank Eurotraveller101
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Another great visit. Diedrich's new location across the street from the previous one is even better with a nice view and garden. Same number of tables but more space. Charcuterie was wonderful as usual. Make sure to reserve at least a month in advance and...More

1  Thank Steve K
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Excellent service, impeccable tasting food, beautiful and tranquil setting. All around amazing – Highly Recommend!

1  Thank windchimes512
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I took my bf and and girlfriend to this amazing hidden gem and it didn't disappoint! I first came here 5 years ago, to a separate location as they had since moved, but it was just as epic as always and all of us agreed...More

1  Thank Leeannmayemms
Reviewed 11 May 2017

It really can't be described how pleasant our unexpected lunch at El Artesano restaurant was when we visited. Friends described the restaurant but warned reservations were necessary. We had one day left on the lake and took our chances to visit for an early lunch...More

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Imagine in an exquisite little garden that actually FEELS like Tuscany dining on 26 exquisite cheeses, an excellent array of olives and nuts, along with dried figs as you wash it down with a nice red wine. In Guatemala!!! We were delighted by our decision...More

Thank smassad
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The owner is obviously passionate about his produce. He explains the taste and quality of every single cheese and cured meat. You are presented with a selection of 28 cheeses and 28 meats. These platters are accompanied by complimentary dips, pickles, fruits, olives and nuts...More

Thank supercrutch
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Amazing meat and cheese platters, great service and a small exclusive feel to the place. Well worth a trip to San Juan.

Thank Dean J
Reviewed 25 April 2017

More kinds of cheese than you can shake a stick at. It's wonderfully overwhelming. Great wine, interesting cheese, wonderful bread and cured meats in a relaxing garden setting. Take your time here and enjoy a quiet afternoon. Personal service from the owner makes for an...More

Thank Groucho123
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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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