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El Artesano Wine and Cheese Restaurant

1, San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala
+502 4555 4773
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  • Excellent95%
  • Very good3%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cured meats” (12 reviews)
“cheese plate” (26 reviews)
“queso” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1, San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, impeccable tasting food, beautiful and tranquil setting. All around amazing – Highly Recommend!

Thank windchimes512
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I took my bf and and girlfriend to this amazing hidden gem and it didn't disappoint! I first came here 5 years ago, to a separate location as they had since moved, but it was just as epic as always and all of us agreed...More

Thank Leeannmayemms
Reviewed 11 May 2017

It really can't be described how pleasant our unexpected lunch at El Artesano restaurant was when we visited. Friends described the restaurant but warned reservations were necessary. We had one day left on the lake and took our chances to visit for an early lunch...More

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Imagine in an exquisite little garden that actually FEELS like Tuscany dining on 26 exquisite cheeses, an excellent array of olives and nuts, along with dried figs as you wash it down with a nice red wine. In Guatemala!!! We were delighted by our decision...More

Thank smassad
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The owner is obviously passionate about his produce. He explains the taste and quality of every single cheese and cured meat. You are presented with a selection of 28 cheeses and 28 meats. These platters are accompanied by complimentary dips, pickles, fruits, olives and nuts...More

Thank supercrutch
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Amazing meat and cheese platters, great service and a small exclusive feel to the place. Well worth a trip to San Juan.

Thank Dean J
Reviewed 25 April 2017

More kinds of cheese than you can shake a stick at. It's wonderfully overwhelming. Great wine, interesting cheese, wonderful bread and cured meats in a relaxing garden setting. Take your time here and enjoy a quiet afternoon. Personal service from the owner makes for an...More

Thank Groucho123
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Oh we really loved that place! Feels like being in Italy rather than Guatemala. Such an amazing cheese selection, also the cured meats. We had an absolutely superb lunch there. Our malbec was a bit interesting though, didnt taste like malbec at all, but well...More

Thank Meriliis S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Never expected to find food so close to the European experience in Guatemala. Wow! A must food adventure if you go to San Juan

Thank Starr B
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I am lucky that I get to spend 2 months a year at this beautiful month. El Artesano is my favorite. Good wine, good cheese, cured meat and so much more. How can you possibly go wrong.

Thank Medic17764
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does the restaurant take visa card?
28 March 2016|
Response from Ode B | Reviewed this property |
No, the y only accept cash payment! In Guatemala it's Quetzales
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1, San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  San Juan la Laguna
  • Phone Number: +502 4555 4773
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