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Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“nasi goreng” (2 reviews)
“great food” (9 reviews)
“the owner” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Chinese, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

220 Q for 2 very mediocre and bland Asian dishes, if you could I would avoid ordering from the Asian section of the menu.

Thank MorganDBurton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Run by a Malaysian Chinese woman who's been service her delicious food for 28 years or so! Beautiful atmosphere with outdoor seating under a canopy of greenery! Often has music in the evening. I love the schzechwan soup with shiitake mushrooms and chicken. All dishes...More

Thank Kamplyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

located on Santander Street in an open area, shared with a couple other establishments, offers Asian and Guatemalan dishes of good taste, decently priced, nice atmosphere. Owner is Asian as is always there and has been in this same location for many years, testament of...More

Thank jacobom762
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this hidden gem while going to the cute bookstore nearby. Great service, a wide variety of drinks, sweets, and food. Excellent wifi and a less crowded place to sit back and enjoy. It is run by local women and usually has a great...More

Thank annecelinejm
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We had a bit of a hard time finding it but glad we did. 3 of us shared the giant dumplings (2 per serving), chicken chow men and fried rice with chicken. Lots of chicken, I know. But it’s a fairly safe bet. All was...More

Thank IamDaenerys
Reviewed 23 December 2017

I eat here regularly as our office is next door, but highly recommend Chinitas as the only really authentic South East Asian food in Pana and probably in Guatemala!! Lovely courtyard to hang out in too!

Thank Chuckswade
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I had about this place for a few years and finally had the opportunity to eat there, so glad I did, I found the food excellent and have been back 4 times or every time I am in Panajachel. My new place to eat when...More

Thank burwof
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The only reason my partner and I visited a few times was to use Chinita's wi-fi. Otherwise, the food and drinks were always disappointing (though the smoothies were pretty good), and the service average.

Thank quelix
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A great variety of food here. I was delightfully surprised to see typical Guatemalan specialities as well as Asian dishes. I enjoyed the pepian one night, and the other night I had another very delicious Guatemala dish called Jocon de Pollo (They also serve a...More

Thank auroraedserv
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Chinita's is a wonderful restaurant for relaxing and eating a delicious, healthy meal. The restaurant, decor, and food are all reflections of the interesting, energetic, creative owner, Ling. I've eaten and enjoyed all kinds of entertainment at Chinita's many times and I highly recommend it....More

Thank Luva Lynne A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
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