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Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda

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Tzam chichum | In Front of the Hotel Bambu, Santiago Atitlan 07019, Guatemala
+502 5995 6552
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10:30 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Tue 10:30 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 10:30 - 18:00
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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147 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a business lunch while in San Lucas. Mondays are $10Q off Mexican and the fajitas were fresh as was the pizza. Great homemade ginger beer. Only accommodates about 4 tables but kind and good food.

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Thank JulietheCruiseDir
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It's great to hear that people like to visit our little Restaurante More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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385 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't say that the food was exceptional but it's freshly prepared in what seemed to be a tiny kitchen. This small eatery is in a lovely shady place and the funky decor is an attraction in itself. I had pasta with meatballs. If the meatballs sauce was nice, the pasta were sort of weird, maybe it's difficult to find... More 

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Thank Aralya
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

So sorry you did not totally enjoy your meal. I know you were not feeling very well. Wish we could have had another chance to serve you. More 

Reading, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small little café/bar near Hotel Bambu. We stopped by one afternoon and enjoyed a cold beer, local beer Gallo. The owner was very friendly as were her two dogs

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Thank Pauline H
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

Hope next time you come to our lovely town you will be able to enjoy some lunch or dinner at our Restaurante. More 

Fircrest, Washington
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120 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This humble restaurant is well known in Santiago. In fact it is right behind our friend's home where we were staying. (across the driveway). The dirt driveway used to be the main road in this area of the lake until the Carreteria San Lucas Toliman was buiIt. It literally is a one car garage and might seat 20 people if... More 

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Thank Chuck E
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

Wow, Thank you. Your group was so fun we had a blast having you dine with us. So happy we were able to please you. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I sought out this restaurant based on the great TripAdvisor reviews, and we were not disappointed. The place isn't much to look at (we walked right past the tiny modest building at first) so we were initially a bit nervous. However, when we saw how immaculate everything is and how the staff take care and pride in... More 

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Thank citygirl21044
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review . It was such a pleasure to serve you and your husband. It is great to know that people appreciate the effort we put in to make every dish as perfect as we can. More 

Guatemala
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Wow! I already lost count of how many times we've visited Las Lagartijas, but we've basically been going back each time we go to Atitlan. We've not only tried just about every meal on the menu, but even ordered the first pizza ever which was not even on it yet! Don, Barbara and the rest of staff make eating an... More 

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Thank GEOtemala
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review
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Evanston, Illinois
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375 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

A nice change from the food at Hotel Bambu, with better prices. Prepared with care. Great salsa. But this is not the best restaurant in Santiago--by all means enjoy if you're in the area, but not worth the trip to get there as a destination place. Also, more a place for lunch. We had a taco salad, and also Mexican... More 

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Thank jaz79h
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

Can't please everybody! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This place is well worth the lengthy walk... Sensational food and personal service from a local american couple. Must visit! Catch a Tuk Tuk for 5-10Q from the Centro

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Thank Rob B
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

Thank you. People like you are what make us keep doing what we do. More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Wow... This place was a great find. The owners are Americans and it's like stepping back in time. They were so welcoming.. helpful... friendly.. food was the best we had so far in Guatemala.. burritos were fab... and they had home made soft drinks.. hibiscus.. lemonade...ginger beer etc. catered for the kids we had with us... brownies and ice cream... More 

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Thank 53lesley2016
Don Barbara B, Owner at Las Lagartijas Restaurante Y Tienda, responded to this review

Thanks for such a great review. We enjoy what we do and it makes it so much more special when other people enjoy what we do. More 

Ontario
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had been reading about Las Lagartijas and liked the menu items. On a recent return from the south to San Marcos we went to Santiago de Attitan to catch the onward bound lancha and had planned to stop for lunch. When we arrived, the doors were open, but we were told they were closed. We expressed our disappointment and... More 

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Thank cubaguy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
10:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 18:00
Thursday
10:30 - 18:00
Friday
10:30 - 18:00
Saturday
10:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tzam chichum | In Front of the Hotel Bambu, Santiago Atitlan 07019, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Santiago Atitlan
  • Phone Number: +502 5995 6552
Description
Las Lagartijas Restaurante takes pride in that everything we serve is homemade right down to our condiments. We have a varied Menu which includes vegetarian and vegan options. We are large enough to serve you yet small enough to care.

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