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Jose Pinguino's

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
+502 5556 4747
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (18 reviews)
“chicken” (19 reviews)
“carrot soup” (3 reviews)
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Guatemalan, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We read good things about Jose Pinguino's but for us, it left a lot to be desired. We ordered some guac and chips as an appetizer and then shared the mixed platter that had beef, chicken, pork and sausage. They brought out some pumpkin soup...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the typical Guatemalan meal with chicken and it was the best I have had in the 10 days I have been here. I don't recall a better one in the 10 years I have been coming. I enjoyed the marimba and the story...More

Thank Swanny998
Reviewed 8 February 2018

This restaurant offers very good food. There are some vegetarian choices. The service was good, although because the restaurant was quite full, it was a little slow -- but we were in no rush. A group of musicians were playing traditional music during the first...More

Thank Lorne29
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Sr Pinguino puts on a great show of marimba music and historical information about the Maya. He works to maintain local customs and language. He does a marvelous job.

Thank Vasaul
Reviewed 10 January 2018

while you will enjoy a great meal, you will learn about the history and traditions of the local Maya people. The owner tells the story, his wife does the kitchen (yes, very traditional), and his daughters with company do the Marimba music. Miguel is a...More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Good food with entertainment. I was a pleasant night out. On the main drag of Pana. Easy to get to with attentive host.

Thank pbloomer
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Lovely evening out on the town in Guatemala. Very good food with Jose's daughters playing the traditional tune-catching Miriamba. Shared appetizer, 2 Gallo beer, 2 white wine, 2 mixed tacos meals, coffee and shared dessert...$53 Canadian. Very reasonable. Live Band to start up after daughters...More

Thank Ida E
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

A Little bit disappointed with the food and prices. Chicken was undercooked. We were the only customers.

Thank PiotrG
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Cause of the music the place is very amusing. When we were there the ladies played xylophone - afterwards a band played live music. Very muscial - very enjoyable - we had a very nice eve. The food was fine. Staff friendly.

Thank FrancisMM
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The above phrase should be ingrained into the brains of everyone who sat through Miguel's evening show... The patriarch of this family business makes sure that everyone knows his family's story during the dinner. The food was good, the mohito was the best we had...More

Thank surreyuk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Guatemalan, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: +502 5556 4747
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