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Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“tofu” (6 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (2 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Chinese, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a bit of a hard time finding it but glad we did. 3 of us shared the giant dumplings (2 per serving), chicken chow men and fried rice with chicken. Lots of chicken, I know. But it’s a fairly safe bet. All was...More

Thank IamDaenerys
Reviewed 23 December 2017

I eat here regularly as our office is next door, but highly recommend Chinitas as the only really authentic South East Asian food in Pana and probably in Guatemala!! Lovely courtyard to hang out in too!

Thank Chuckswade
Reviewed 20 December 2017

I had about this place for a few years and finally had the opportunity to eat there, so glad I did, I found the food excellent and have been back 4 times or every time I am in Panajachel. My new place to eat when...More

Thank burwof
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The only reason my partner and I visited a few times was to use Chinita's wi-fi. Otherwise, the food and drinks were always disappointing (though the smoothies were pretty good), and the service average.

Thank quelix
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A great variety of food here. I was delightfully surprised to see typical Guatemalan specialities as well as Asian dishes. I enjoyed the pepian one night, and the other night I had another very delicious Guatemala dish called Jocon de Pollo (They also serve a...More

Thank auroraedserv
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Chinita's is a wonderful restaurant for relaxing and eating a delicious, healthy meal. The restaurant, decor, and food are all reflections of the interesting, energetic, creative owner, Ling. I've eaten and enjoyed all kinds of entertainment at Chinita's many times and I highly recommend it....More

Thank Luva Lynne A
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were looking for something a bit different and found it here. Menu is quite 'Asian eclectic' and the setting is off street and when we visited soft jazz music was playing making a relaxed atmosphere. We spoke to the owner/manager from Malaysia who was...More

Thank KevanEastYorkshire
Reviewed 20 February 2017

No one expects great table service in Pana but, having been to many restaurants here, Chinitas is clearly at the bottom. I checked out Chinitas several times before writing this review. Even worse, expect to go to the back of the line when a "friend"...More

Thank JohnLPhelan
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Love the food here and the outdoor artsy type atmosphere with gorgeous hanging baskets. Living in Panajachel we have been to this restaurant several times and have found the food to always be fresh and delicious.

Thank stephanie p
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Stopped in this patio-like restaurant because we could get a table away from the street, but the kids selling stuff came in and approached us anyway. The owner didn't chase them away. The Gado Gado was excellent and the Nasi Goreng was very good.

Thank Helen711
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
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