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Circus Bar

€€ - €€€Italian, , Pizza
Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
+502 7762 2056
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (191 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
“ham” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:45 Hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Aside from home made pizza, this is one of the best pizza pies I have had for eat. The restaurant itself has a Circus theme with vintage posters and signs. That atmosphere more like a low light circus tent and different for Pana but it...More

Thank Julio G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been a must-visit in Panajachel for many years and appears to still be the go-to place for drinks and late-night fun. Unfortunately, the restaurant has slipped a little in quality. The menu is tired and the execution isn't what it once was....More

Thank GringatravelerAustin
regine h, Gerente at Circus Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thanks a lot for your inspiring comment, I specially like the "tired menu"! do you refer to old fashioned cuisine ? many of our customers are very conservative guatemalans, who do not approve of changes...I would be happy to get some suggestions how to improve....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a lot of hype about this place but we didn’t think the food lived up to it. The atmosphere is nice and the staff were lovely but unfortunately our pizzas were covered in layers of cheese, the bases were quite average and not cooked...More

Thank pringz15
regine h, Gerente at Circus Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you for the feedback! no excuses to be made for the pizza, we know that we cannot compete with really high class pizzerias. but I am happy that you found our staff lovely and the atmosphere nice. best regards regine

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Being The only good thing around is not good, it’s just the “only” good thing around. It’s complicated to get decent food at the lake, but this is a fare place. Just run away from the ham! It’s pink. (Its pin

Thank sandraurena
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I came here EVERY night in 1995 and it was my first stop this trip - great music, great food, great vibe .... love it

Thank Gay T
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

My first night in town I planned on dinner somewhere else and drinks here. I ate pizza somewhere on the main road and it was horrible. I walk in circus bar and was like why didn’t I eat here. The food looked and smelled amazing....More

Thank NYCVillage31
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I live in Pana. I am a full time resident. My first visit. I wanted to relax, have some coffee and appetizers and check my business on my zenpad. It took 10 minutes to find a chair that was not crooked or warped. The staff...More

Thank DonStephen77
regine h, Gerente at Circus Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

hello Don Stephen we apologize for the bad experience. Our internet provider is Claro, we offer free WiFi to customers, but we do not sell service as internet cafe. Since we have no control about the quality of internet except paying the highest rate, we...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I don't know what they did to the pizza but it makes me sick to think about it. The pizza tasted great but my friends. Ouldnt finish theirs so they got it to go. When we went to eat it it was super soggy dripping...More

Thank catmacpioneer
regine h, Gerente at Circus Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

we are terribly sorry about your experience. of course the pizza will be replaced if you wish so. to find out what happened it would be very helpful if you could tell us which day and time of the day this ocurred and what kind...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

We enjoy having dinner at this place. Pizza one of the best in town. The live music from Chito and Pablo Montilla was awesome two guitarists with talent. Service A+ Will be back!

Thank TioChema
regine h, Gerente at Circus Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

thank you very much for your positive feedback! we will be happy to welcome you again!

Reviewed 25 July 2018

I really enjoyed a couple of evenings out at this place. The food is really good, and the live music was excellent!

Thank Kristine D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: +502 7762 2056
  • E-mail
Restaurant Pizzeria With Life Music, Gipsy Jazz, Rumba Flamenca, Latin. Meet Locals, Familyfriendly, Bohemian Atmosphere. Every Night Live Entertainment Menu Mediterranean Dishes, Homemade Pasta, Artesanal Pizzas, Meats, Seafood, Soups, Salads, Snacks, Desserts. All Made From Scratch. Vegetarian And Vegan Options. Delivery Service To Hotels And Homes, italian food, pizza
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