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Cafe Sabor Cruceno

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Latin, Central American, Spanish
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Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
+502 3107 2520
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 17:00
Fri 08:00 - 19:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this place - it's a real treat. Delicious food, the best view on the lake and a great shop full of hand made Guatemalan crafts on the main floor. If you get a chance, take a cooking lesson with Claudia.

Thank dmac08
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took another rater's advice and went up here for the view. I only had a strawberry-banana smoothie and stayed for the sunset. It was breathtaking!

Thank Nikoletta Ç
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a hidden gem. The food was some of the best we had on a 3 week trip, with views over the whole lake. The staff are young people in training to set themselves up for a food career. The whole place has a vibe of warmth and friendliness

Thank goldenbobbens
Bari, Italy
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Place is run by learning young people, the results are great! Clean place, a fantastic view of atitlan lake is the good atmosphere for great guatemal food served at perfection. If you go around Santa Cruz laguna you definitively have to stop here!

Thank ugalietti
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner on Friday night and it was pizza night. The pizzas were all vegetarian and excellent. They were small so one person could finish a pizza and they had a nice, crispy thin crust. The goat cheese pizza with spinach was really outstanding. Highly recommended.

Thank knuj2016
Panajachel, Guatemala
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, this place has the best atmosphere. The decor is simple, but nice, and it has potentially the best view of the lake I have ever seen in a year and a half. The food is so well thought out, which I really appreciate. Everything works together, and the presentation is beautiful. I was there for the culinary... More 

Thank Hannah E
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My husband (fiancé at the time) and I spent two months in Santa Cruz and fell is love with the food and staff at Cafe Sabor Cruceno. We loved it so much that we returned ten months later with thirty friends and family members to host our wedding rehearsal dinner at the Cafe Sabor rooftop restaurant. Our guests couldn't say... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Try the Pepian or the Eggplant dishes. The hot sauce is also amazing! The licuados too! The view is also totally amazing!

Thank Ted R
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times with friends and family and we are never disapointed. Great food, good service and the best view in Santa Cruz! The project is doing a wonderful job for the young people in the village.

Thank Sophie K
Dieppe, Canada
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The cafe is run by graduate of a local school from what I understood. You have to earn that café as it's on top of the Santa Cruz village, a good 15-miutes steep hike from the harbour. But it's so worth it, as you'll be rewarded by exceptional views of the lake. The staff was friendly and they even have... More 

Thank Audrey F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Latin, Central American, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Santa Cruz La Laguna
  • Phone Number: +502 3107 2520
A Graduate- run restaurant located in the CECAP vocational center building in the town of Santa Cruz la Laguna. It is part of a yearlong culinary arts program that trains local indigenous youth in food preparation and service. Open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. Also, special events and First Friday Pizza Nights. Take out menu available. The food is the best in Santa Cruz! The view from the rooftop restaurant is amazing as well. Visitors will have an opportunity to visit the vocational center and purchase locally made crafts in our shop.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?