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Circus Bar

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Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Eden Prairi
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This legendary bar has been around for as long as I have been coming to Pana (28 years) and it is a must to stop by for great music and drinks. Food is OK but Circus is close to many other restaurants that execute a bit better IMO. But Circus is best for drinks and music, hands down.

Thank EPKennyD
Weehawken, New Jersey
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem!!! We had an amazing time at Circus bar. The service was Impecable, our server Kevin was very friendly and informative. My husband had The lasagna and it was amazing! Big portion... enough for the two of us. To our surprise they had live music. The trio was simply amazing... for a second I thought I... More 

Thank Cristina P
Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Known for its yummy pizzas, don't miss out on the Dorado Rivel. It's great! If you like Flamenco music, this is a must do stop in Panajachel.

Thank Selaine d
Porto Alegre, RS
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

the place has a good music, an excellent pasta, and decoration about circus around the world, and has a good vibe!! Enjoy it!!!

Thank Lauren1109
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

It's a nice, little restaurant. The atmosphere is nice and the pricing is decent. Unforuntately, the wifi does not work so if you want to check your social media, you will not be able to.

Thank Lenin C
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We loved our meal at Circus Bar. The decor is fun and antique-y. The italian food was a delicious reprieve from (equally delicious) tortillas and beans. Definitely recommend!

Thank Amanda K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were expecting to walk into a "bar" but were pleasantly surprised. We had wonderful pizza there with fresh pineapple as well as good wine. There was a great band playing (which I was told happens about every night). Wanted to come back but just not enough time in Pana. We will be back!

Thank annika K
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148 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We actually went in the middle of the afternoon when virtually no one else was there. It is so cute inside! We ordered my husbands favorite pizza, Hawaiian, and he loved it. We also ordered a giant tuna salad, mango lassis and a chocolate Alexander nonalcoholic cocktail. Great music in the background and very cute venue. And our server was... More 

Thank antoniaCalifornia
Barrie, Canada
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This restaurant is always packed and everyone raves about it but I thought it was overpriced and just okay. We had a medium pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, and bacon (Canadian, eh?) and two starter salads plus one Cuba libre. The bill was about Q220. The pizza was perhaps a bit better than average for around here but still not enough... More 

Thank CeeGunn
University Place
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Great pizzas! Fresh and hand thrown. Great for lunch or dinner. A medium pizza is more than enough for two hungry adults. Give their spinach and carmelized onions and sun dried tomatoes a try. Highly recommended!

Thank Vasaul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: 502-762-0374

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