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“mayan culture with our meal!”
Review of Jose Pinguino's

Jose Pinguino's
Ranked #3 of 80 Restaurants in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Guatemalan
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Hickory, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“mayan culture with our meal!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Authentic Mayan food was very good and the Mayan culture program was very informative/entertaining. Marimba music was great.

Visited July 2014
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Food was acceptable, but the music was too loud and annoying. Sorry Jose. The wine was good though. Convenient location on the main street.

Visited July 2014
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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
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“Great Night”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Mike and his family have a wonderful restaurant. The food was deliciious. Mike's Mayan cultural presentation and the marimba music, played by his lovely daughters, added to the dining experience. If you visit the town of Panajachel,Jose Pinguinos is a must. You will not regret it!

  • Visited June 2014
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Huntingburg, Indiana
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great meal and service”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The food and service was excellent. We loved the cultural talk/experience in learning a little about the Maya culture. Great place for families and groups.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Cindy187
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Maryville, Tennessee
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Music, Culture, and Food”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Dining at Jose Pinguino's was a highlight of our Panajachel dining. It was fun, educational, and entertaining. This family owned and operated restaurant provides patrons with a better understanding of Mayan culture, as well as wonderful marimba music by the owner's daughters, and an excellent meal. Miguel's humor and enthusiasm for Guatemala and Mayan culture made for a wonderful meal. This is a "must see" while in Panajachel.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Andrea F
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