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El Bistro

Calle Santander, Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good46%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
16 Oct 2017
“Good ambience and reasonably good food”
8 Jan 2017
“Good Food Priced Right”
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza, European
$$ - $$$
Calle Santander, Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had a pleasant evening in this restaurant specializing in pasta but serving also other fare. All in our party of 4 had the pasta and everyone was quite pleased with it. My order of spaghetti puttanesca was done al dente and the sauce was...More

Thank weberwest
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We ate here while visiting some friends in Pana, and had a nice time.It truly is an Italian restaurant. My son and I split a simple cheese and pepperoni pizza which was very good, even though it did not have sauce. That sounds weird, I...More

Thank DelawareLax
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Right on Santander, not far up from Lake, with good tables well positioned. Pasta w blue cheese great, avocado salad big enough to share. Nice music from guitar player, no hassle.

Thank svYonder
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The pizza here is beyond excellent! I wish they delivered to the US!! The pasta was OK, but due to the wonderful pizza I gave an excellent rating. The pizza was the best pizza I haver ever had, I wanted to make a second visit...More

Thank Jewels A
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This place was pretty good, but certainly not great. The service was slow and I had to call the waiter over if we needed anything. I had a salad, so you can't go wrong there - my husband had pasta, which was good, but agin...More

Thank yogiglo
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We went there for lunch as there weren't that many options around and didn't feel like walking much. The best thing about this place was the cold beers! Food was average, I had the cannelloni with red sauce, which were pretty descent, and my partner...More

Thank sacorpe
Reviewed 14 November 2015

After a Guatemalan menu for a week, this was a lovely change and a great meal.. Fettuccini and the chicken Parmigiana with fresh steamed veggies.

Thank Swederhouse
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The Spaghetti & Eggplant was hands down the best pasta I've ever eaten; which is funny because it was smack dab in the middle of Latin America. The sauce was fresh and delicious. My husband ordered the Steak with herb butter and it was a...More

Reviewed 30 June 2015

The fish was fresh and tasty, and the coffee was served with a froth on top and sugar, no cream. Very, very tasty. Open air setting with a live duo playing lively but not overpowering music for the guests.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Cozy and almost romantic atmosphere with nice guitar and singing. Had the pasta bolognese which was quite good and a reasonable size. Service was attentive. Total with two beers and 10% service charge was a reasonable 111Q.

Thank Toby1954
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Solola
Reviewed by Frommer's, we lied it a lot, located next to Posada de los Volcanes (already listed on TripAdvisor)
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