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Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda

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Tzam chichum | In Front of the Hotel Bambu, Santiago Atitlan 07019, Guatemala
+502 5995 6552
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08:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Tue 10:30 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 10:30 - 18:00
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wow... This place was a great find. The owners are Americans and it's like stepping back in time. They were so welcoming.. helpful... friendly.. food was the best we had so far in Guatemala.. burritos were fab... and they had home made soft drinks.. hibiscus.. lemonade...ginger beer etc. catered for the kids we had with us... brownies and ice cream... More 

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Thank 53lesley2016
Ontario
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been reading about Las Lagartijas and liked the menu items. On a recent return from the south to San Marcos we went to Santiago de Attitan to catch the onward bound lancha and had planned to stop for lunch. When we arrived, the doors were open, but we were told they were closed. We expressed our disappointment and... More 

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Thank cubaguy
Massachusetts
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a tasty and creative meal, in a small somewhat funky setting, try this place! The owners cook and serve, and chat. I highly recommend the chicken satay over rice and veggies!

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Thank Noromebound
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our little Restaurante. So happy we were able to please you and we will continue to take care of your sons cravings. See you in December. And I am hoping you are who I think you are. More 

Los Angeles, California
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610 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here several times and I'm never disappointed. Food is home cooked and prepared to order. The menu is lengthy with many options, I'm partial to the Mexican Eggplant Sandwich. Hang with locals or read a book while you are there. Check out the ceiling decor made from CDs. Enjoy!

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Thank Nancy D
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

Well, what can I say. THANKS again. See you next time around. More 

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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We ate here 4 nights in a row. The food is great, the people are wonderful. Ask about the peanut butter fudge pie. If they have it you should try it. So good! We loved all the dinners we ate.

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Thank Allison S
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review. So happy we were able to please you. It's what we do and we enjoy every minute of it because we get to meet such awesome people. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

As an American living and working in Santiago Atitlán for the year, I often find myself craving the creature comforts-- great food chief among them. Their menu is creative and their food is cooked with care and fresh ingredients. Don and Barb are friendly and accommodating. I always leave satisfied and feeling a little less home(/food)sick.

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Thank Delaine W
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review . It's great to have people like you around to keep us knowing why we do what we do. More 

2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

They take long time to serve, beside we were next! Little place, nice in middle of the way to Hotel El Bambu, we ask for tacos , they were very , very fried , To much oil on it!

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Thank flory c
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

I must say I am VERY disappointed in this review. The Tacos that you speak of are made from scratch and yes, they are fried as the Tacos in the United States are. We have costumers that come back time and time again for our Tacos. As far as our service, we are not a fast food restaurante. Everything we... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Simple place but with nice Food and drinks. Good sandwiches and hamburger. Locales very close to El Bambu. It is a good choice if Just exploring around San Pedro Atitlan and wants to have a fast meal. Nice service and friendly people.

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Thank SergeAri
Carmel Valley, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We had two excellent dinners with these lovely American hosts over the past few days and I need to say that the food quality was very good, the selections creative and the ambiance comforting in a small setting on an unpaved lane in this historic town. The fresh ingredients are assembled by capable chef, Don, in a compact kitchen with... More 

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Thank Dundons
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

Want to thank you so very much for your wonderful review. Don and i take pride in what we creat and we are so happy we were able to sare it with you. Look forward to seeing you next time around More 

Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Superb food!!!!! Don and Barbara were above and beyond owners, chefs, wth their colleagues Lola and David. Great variety always prepared that day freshly cooked and properly cleaned and presentation always artful. I ate there daily for one or two meals each day and it never got old. A little lending library of paperbacks and DVDs and ability to buy... More 

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Thank SBFeehan
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

Hey SB.. took us a while to respond but better late then never. Can't wait to see you again and share all our new dishes with you. Thanks for the awesome review More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
10:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 18:00
Thursday
10:30 - 18:00
Friday
10:30 - 18:00
Saturday
10:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tzam chichum | In Front of the Hotel Bambu, Santiago Atitlan 07019, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Santiago Atitlan
  • Phone Number: +502 5995 6552
Description
Las Lagartijas Restaurante takes pride in that everything we serve is homemade right down to our condiments. We have a varied Menu which includes vegetarian and vegan options. We are large enough to serve you yet small enough to care.

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