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Review of Las Orquideas

Las Orquideas
Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in El Remate
Cuisines: Italian
Description: it's listed on wikitravel and several other el remate guides.
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Description: it's listed on wikitravel and several other el remate guides.
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Now you might be thinking: Italian food in the middle of nowhere Guatemala? But this place is actually quite good, and has some super-friendly service to boot. The pizza was some of the best we have had in Guatemala (including in the gringo hot-spots of San Pedro La Laguna and Antigua), and the salad had a delicious dressing with plenty of lettuce (oddly a rarity in these parts). Even the desert (ice cream with melted chocolate) was heavenly. Don't miss this place for a fun dinner out.

Thank Kyle M
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

The place is just lovely, surrounded by foliage and set off from a the lake a bit. It's a nice walk to get there and the food oh my was wonderful as well as the desert. The owner is a really cool gentleman with warm food and intentions.

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Reviewed 16 March 2013

This place is amazing, everything is home made. It is rustic and takes a while to have your plate served but man, is worth every single second of it.Once you taste the food an automatic smile appears on your face as the flavor invades every corner of your mouth. After an incredible meal, go for a walk the lake dock to enjoy the view of Lago Peten Itza, can't get any better than that.

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Thank jmachem
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

We ate here twice for dinner during our stay. This restaurant is a hidden gem, about a 15-minute walk from town. Just walk down the road that rings the lake, pass the horse stables on the right, and walk awhile longer until you see the gate on the right, well-signed with the name of the restaurant. Bring a flashlight!

The restaurant itself really does feel like you are sitting in their open-air living room. The pastas are made by hand (we watched the chef do it). Everything we had was delicious, although the eggplant parmesan was a little too cheesy, and not saucy enough. That said, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Reviewed 22 May 2012

Possibly the best restaurant on the shore: home-made pastas and some other yummy French things on the menu. A little pricier by Guatemalan standards (50-100Q mains) but well worth it. If you are staying on the road along the lake in Remate don't miss this opportunity. Closed on Mondays.

Thank guy s
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