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Sunset Cafe

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Bar, Guatemalan
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Calle Santander and Calle del Lago, Panajachel, Guatemala
09:00 - 17:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved the service at this restaurant. It is a wonderful place to relax, nice and shady with a great view of the lake. The food is great. I couldn't ask for a better place in Pana. The other restaurants are located on crowded streets; this is definitely the best restaurant in Panajachel- Great View, Food and Service.

Thank Tl D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a very good spot to sit down, enjoy the view, and sip on some very good margaritas. I also had some tortillas with cheese, nothing special but a good snack, well they where black tortillas which is nice for a change.

Thank Luis G
Saint-Raphael, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch twice there. The food and view were great, people super friendly. Great for a casual lunch with a nice view.

Thank Jerome P
Atchison KS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great View overpriced restaurant. But worth the view. I always take friends here who are visiting Guatemala for the first time.

Thank arhusker1
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

watch the sun go down over the lake and mountains. rest a while. rough ground entrance. simple surroundings.

Thank shoemaker_10
University Place
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Nice local food. Great view of Lake Atitlan anytime. But spectacular at sunset. Nice choice of wines. Budget friendly. Large pltes. Food is good. A great repeat place to go to for a good meal abd relaxation. Try their chuletas and margueritas grande!

Thank Vasaul
Rochester, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The view is incredible, I never get disappointed with the sunsets. Service and food is good. They were very accommodating for our very large group. Unfortunately, you never get to talk to the other end of the table. Music was much too loud. I was glad when they took a break.

Thank kgf012016
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I, along with other friends arrived at Pana and we decided to go there upon our arrival. I'm 41 and have been visiting this place since i was 18. My wife ordered a margarita and when she tried it, it was definitely not a margarita. I tasted the drink and it was more like lemon juice and... More 

Thank chapingt75
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Good place to rest, have some drinks and snacks. You don't want to leave with the view from the tables outside.

Thank KaM32
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We never miss a trip to Pana that we don't stop at Sunset. The fajitas and tacos are excellent. The staff is always accommodating as we usually have a large group.

Thank BruceandKim1967

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Guatemalan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santander and Calle del Lago, Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
The Sunset Cafe is one of the most popular restaurants in Panajachel at the end of the main street over looking Lake Atitlan. It is perhaps the most well known restaurant in the town and I'm surprised it isn't on TA.

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