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Café El Artesano - Restaurant Lake Atitlan - Guatemala

San Juan La Laguna | Café El Artesano, food has a unique ability to bring people together and there is no better example of this than Café El Artesano located in San Juan La Laguna Lake Atitlan Guatemala. What a treat it was to eat at this gem of a restaurant.

Café El Artesano is an exceptional Italian café that is located along the shores of Lake Atitlan in the village of San Juan La Laguna. San Juan La Laguna is a village that is known for its indigenous population who are descendants of the Maya ethnicity Tz´utujil and live in harmony with nature.

San Juan La Laguna | Café El Artesano

While the owners of Café El Artesano have Swiss heritage they have lived in Guatemala for four generation and have created an Italian café that is one of the best restaurants on Lake Atitlan. The food was amazing. When you visit make sure to make reservations at Café El Artesano.

We recommend that you start your dining experience off with their famous cheese plate made up of 27 different soft, hard, aged, and mixed cheeses. And while the cheese is extraordinary, the presentation is incredible as well. Adorned around and throughout the cheese you will find figs, walnuts, pistachios, dates, olives and much more served with delicious breads.

We have visited Café El Artesano many times and can vouch for everything on the menu. When visiting Café El Artesano we recommend that you go with a group so that you can order multiple entrées and split them amongst the group. That way you get a great sampling of all they have to offer.

Café El Artesano is truly a hidden gem of Lake Atitlan Guatemala. If you want to savor the unforgettable experience of gastronomical perfection I highly recommend you visit Café El Artesano in San Juan La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.


Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Restaurant Types:
Wine, French and italian

Prices: Mid-Range

Currencies accepted
Guatemalan quetzal

Price Description:

Atmosphere: Casual, outdoor/patio dining

Reservation: Required

Contact Information:
Phone: 502-4555-4773
E-mail: info(at)

27 Nov 2015

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