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Cafe Sabor Cruceno

Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
+502 3107 2520
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Latin, Central American, Spanish, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place. The food was excellent, with a good mix of local dishes and salads/sandwiches, and great coffee and licuados. Fantastic, friendly staff and a great little kitchen operation. The social enterprise trains young people in the cafe, and in the workshop downstairs...More

Thank rosaposa
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We came between meals so only had licuados and limonada, the drinks were excellent, the view over the lake incredible and the service was very good. Would like to have tried it for a proper meal.

Thank reins76
Reviewed 21 June 2017

If you're at the Lake, you must go to Santa Cruz and have lunch here. Our guide recommended it, and it exceeded our expectations. The kitchen is sparkling clean and the food is divine. Plus, it supports a good cause! It also has the most...More

Thank AllisonC
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We visited at the suggestion of our hotel owners, Steve and Kat, of La Fortuna fame. Traveling around Guatemala, often we hear that there is no 'Guatemalan' food, and if there is, that it is of low quality. Please, please, please visit Cafe Sabor Cruceño....More

Thank Jesse S
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We did a cooking class with Claudia here and it was a lot of fun! The kitchen has a spectacular view and you prepare a 3 course meal of traditional Guatemalan food. It's then served to you upstairs on the balcony overlooking the lake. The...More

Thank AdM85
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Great view if you eat here. Takeaway food delivered to your door - order by three and closed on a Sunday.

Thank museummummy
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Really yum food. Well priced. All run by students. Had the chicken sandwich and it was amazing. Family members had all other breakfast meals and loved them. Incredible view too!

Thank Brooke T
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We loved having lunch here. The service and food were great and the view was amazing. The kitchen and service is run by students in training and they did a phenomenal job. The food was delicious, fresh and very resonable.

1  Thank Marla T
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Food is ok but the fact that they are teaching people to make food is a nice story. View is the highlight. Nice setting.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 10 February 2017

There is no better view of the lake than from this restaurant. The climb to the top of Santa Cruz gives an outstanding view. The food here is prepared by students from the culinary school on site. The students are very proud of their skills...More

Thank GailBash
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10 September 2016|
Response from Ted R | Reviewed this property |
8am Monday through Saturday.
16 August 2016|
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Response from Ted R | Reviewed this property |
We just recently started accepting credit cards. And yes, there are plenty of tuk tuks to take you up the mountain.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Santa Cruz La Laguna
  • Phone Number: +502 3107 2520
A Graduate- run restaurant located in the CECAP vocational center building in the town of Santa Cruz la Laguna. It is part of a yearlong culinary arts program that trains local indigenous youth in food preparation and service. Open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. Also, special events and First Friday Pizza Nights. Take out menu available. The food is the best in Santa Cruz! The view from the rooftop restaurant is amazing as well. Visitors will have an opportunity to visit the vocational center and purchase locally made crafts in our shop.
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