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Circus Bar

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Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel, Guatemala
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We had lunch here; ordered a bruschetta, pizza and salad (just cucumber, avocado and tomato). Everything was tasty, specially the bruschetta. Pizza was good but like chicago style, which I don't love but it was tasty.

Thank aprocuna
Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The atmosphere at Circus Bar was great, the food was delicious, but what made this places was the live music. It was excellent! Great place for a relaxing dinner.

Thank Smo_90
Taganga, Colombia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

It was cool, good drinks, reasonably price and live music ( I'm not sure if it's everyday tho) it had a pretty decoration which I lived the most and ofcourse smiling workers hehe

Thank lea d
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is just a few metres from my hotel La Zanahoria Chic. I felt comfortable wandering down the street after dark to enjoy the music, wine and food at this delightful bar restaurant. It felt like I could have been in any Italian trattoria anywhere in the world.

Thank norahlang
Montezuma, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Local and international music every night! The best pastas and pizzas in Panajachel hands down. GREAT atmosphere to hang out alone or with family and friends. I love the friendly staff and the tasty drinks offered at the bar. I recommend the Pina Colada! One of he best I have had, serioulsy! The Rene Pasta is my favorite. In my... More 

1 Thank Jamie K S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016

My review is in the name. If you hate clowns, still go!! Face your fears because the pizza here is the best I've ever had (including new york pizza!) and the margaritas were so so very good. Not to mention live music the 2 nights I stopped here.

1 Thank Lneiman87
Des Moines, Iowa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

While staying in Pana we ordered delivery from Circus bar. They have an agreement with the B&B we stayed at and the service was excellent. The food was good and delivered right to out doorstep less than a mile outside of town. One note, the person taking orders only spoke Spanish so be prepared to have some help when ordering... More 

1 Thank RoaminBears
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

The pasta here is genuinely good and the pizzas looked amazing as well. The house wine was very drinkable and the prices more than reasonable. Portion size (for Brits) was more than adequate and the live music was good without being obtrusive. Lovely place for a romantic meal with my wife.

1 Thank Huw W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Gray little spot for a family. Fresh pineapple on the Hawaiian pizza and the calzone was so great. A pizza and calzone fed our family of 3 with leftovers! A friend suggested the pasta, on our list to try next!

1 Thank Dionne F
Islip, New York
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We ate in Circus Bar two night while visiting Pana and although the Pizza is pretty good (and I'm a picky NY Italian), and the music/atmosphere is fun, I am baffled how people say this is the best place to go out in Pana and in fact, some say, all of Guatemala. Its a good place to grab a bite... More 

Thank wellam55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: 502-762-0374

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?