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El Pescador

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Guatemalan, International, Soups
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Calle principal de Santiago Atitlan, Santiago Atitlan 07019, Guatemala
+502 7721 7147
08:00 - 20:30
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

GREAT fish dishes. Quick service. Good atmosphere. Picture from outside does not do the restaurant justice. Recommend a new pic of inside for your Website.

Thank Kathy R
elpescador a, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Pescador, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, we love serving you a piece of our culture and thanks for the comment we will take it very seriously More 

Draper, Utah
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400 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Make sure to go to the very top floor. The view is very nice. My wife and I ate very simply. The veggies and rice were good.

Thank Dunn45
elpescador a, Gerente at El Pescador, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, I hope you enjoyed it, we hope to see you soon More 

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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Very clean restaurant and variety of plates. The shrimp was fantastic. And, the Black Bass was delicious as well.

Thank Pam H
elpescador a, Gerente at El Pescador, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, we look forward to your return, More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Maybe the best around, but definitely not the best ever. I'd recommend this among others or let your tourism guide help you decide. This was the best I was able to find in our short visit to this town.

Thank Carlos S
Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We (a group of around 20 adults) came to this restaurant for lunch whilst sightseeing around Lago de Atitlan. We were shown to a large table upstairs, next to a balcony from which we could see the hustle and bustle of the town. The food was simple, yet well cooked and beautifully presented. I had the churrasco de lomitos, which... More 

Thank Kathryn B
New Paris, Ohio
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I had a great experience at Pescador. The restaurant was well appointed and the food was good. The appearance of the plates is also amazing, presentation is beautiful. This is the best guacamole on the lake. The beer is cold, you can have ice in your drink and feel secure. The food is safe. Get any of the fish fillets... More 

Thank Catherine D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The food was decent (I had the snapper). But nothing special. The atmosphere is very busy and rushed. Tons of your groups passing through. The views of the lake were nice.

Thank Los2Chicas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

I'd read some good reviews but was disappointed. My friend had the black bass that other reviews had praised but it was not that nice. My veggie dish was ok but nothing special

Thank Dan S
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

A large group of us ate lunch here during a tour of Santiago Atitlan and the lake. It was a very hazy day so we didn't see much of the lake, but we had a delicious lunch at El Pescador. Many folks had a pan seared bass filet with garlic sauce on the side, and a few of us had... More 

Thank mmc923
Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

I've lived in the area for five years and had never eaten here because I knew it was really for tourists and they didn't have anything I'd want to eat (I'm vegan). My dad and husband had been here once before and said it was okay, so I said I'd go along and just have some guacamole. My dad ordered... More 

Thank Traci S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Seafood, Guatemalan, International, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle principal de Santiago Atitlan, Santiago Atitlan 07019, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Santiago Atitlan
  • Phone Number: +502 7721 7147

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