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“It is the place to be on Thursday night!!”
Review of La Palapa

La Palapa
Ranked #12 of 80 Restaurants in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$10
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: La Palapa is a thatched roof bar in the center of Panajachel nightlife. Popular with gringos during the day, night time activities attract travelers and locals looking for fun. Monday is game night, Tuesday karaoke, Wednesday open mic, Thursday trivia competition (free tequila shots for round winners) and Friday and Saturday nights live music with local and national bands. Saturday afternoon is BBQ with Smokin' Joe.
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Once again there was a wild and fun night of Trivia at the Palapa in Panajachel. The theme was "Celebrity faux pas". you cannot believe some of the strange things Phil and Steve came up with. How President Nixon flipped the entire population of Brasil. How President Clinton dodged the question about Monica by saying, "it depends on what your definition of is, is! Winning team gets free shots each round. it happens each thursday night in Panajachel....BE THERE

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

La Palapa is a great place to dine! We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere! We always make it a stop when we are in Panajachel.

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Reviewed 23 September 2013

A great bar, good entertainment, friendly atmosphere, friendly staff, good times, and definately affordable

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Reviewed 6 July 2013

We stayed in the hostel of the restaurant La Palapa and got robbed.
We were the only guests. We locked our room and went for a walk. When we got back, cash, our credit card, a camera and a few more things were missing. Our credit card was used in the next town. Nobody took responsibility.

5  Thank AleySofi
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Groucho123, Owner at La Palapa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

We are sorry these guests had a problem while staying with us. Our lodging is a hostel format with shared rooms with bunk beds. We offer free lockers to protect guests' valuables but these guests did not use them. Personally, I always use lockers or in-room safe to store my valuables when traveling. Of course we cannot "take responsibility" for their loss.

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Reviewed 25 June 2013

La Palapa bar is certainly the place to be! the Saturday BBQ at noon is awesome. Q50-60 buys you enough food for about 3 meals. it is usually packed at noon on Saturdays. But that is just the beginning. there are wild Trivia nights on Thursday. Ask about the poker tournament on Friday night. always live music Thursday- Saturday. DON'T MISS IT while you are in Pana.

Oh yeah, ask about taking on the "Green Monster" (Absinthe)

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