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Circus Bar

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Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel, Guatemala
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved our meal at Circus Bar. The decor is fun and antique-y. The italian food was a delicious reprieve from (equally delicious) tortillas and beans. Definitely recommend!

Thank Amanda K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were expecting to walk into a "bar" but were pleasantly surprised. We had wonderful pizza there with fresh pineapple as well as good wine. There was a great band playing (which I was told happens about every night). Wanted to come back but just not enough time in Pana. We will be back!

Thank annika K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We actually went in the middle of the afternoon when virtually no one else was there. It is so cute inside! We ordered my husbands favorite pizza, Hawaiian, and he loved it. We also ordered a giant tuna salad, mango lassis and a chocolate Alexander nonalcoholic cocktail. Great music in the background and very cute venue. And our server was... More 

Thank antoniaCalifornia
Barrie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is always packed and everyone raves about it but I thought it was overpriced and just okay. We had a medium pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, and bacon (Canadian, eh?) and two starter salads plus one Cuba libre. The bill was about Q220. The pizza was perhaps a bit better than average for around here but still not enough... More 

Thank CeeGunn
University Place
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pizzas! Fresh and hand thrown. Great for lunch or dinner. A medium pizza is more than enough for two hungry adults. Give their spinach and carmelized onions and sun dried tomatoes a try. Highly recommended!

Thank Vasaul
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pizza that never fails, live music. Try to get something more than the margarita or pepperoni.

Thank Raul A
Panajachel, Guatemala
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always love going to Circus Bar because the atmosphere is so fun. There is always live music and sometimes dancing. The food is very good. I wouldn't say that the pizza compares to New Haven pizza...but for Pana it is good. The best thing they have, however, is their spicy olive oil which you can put on anything!

Thank Hannah E
Salida, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We had cocktail hour across the street at Cheerios Bar, then proceeded to Circus for dinner. A bit crowded but nice atmosphere with all the old time circus decor. Pizza was excellent and there was a trio providing live music, great fun!

Thank climber_in_CH
Santee, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Wonderful food, music and atmosphere! Small venue which made it that much more intimate. Food was great...all fresh ingredients on the pizza and the dough was so good you didn't dare leave any crust. Service was typical for good food but who's in a hurry when the music is good and the atmosphere is so laid back. A place you... More 

Thank marion215
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Good pizza. Nice size. Has a quaint atmosphere. Music started later and was enjoyable. There is a patio area in front, but opted to sit inside, because it was very windy outside.

Thank kgf012016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: 502-762-0374

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?