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Cafe Sabor Cruceno

Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
+502 3107 2520
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the view from the balcony is the best on the lake! You can watch the sunset and the light fade across the volcanoes whilst enjoying delicious juices, hot chocolate or a beer. I had the salad with tortillas and others had the eggplant...More

Thank Emma B
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us and supporting CECAP's culinary graduates, Emma! Come back and visit soon!

Reviewed 17 October 2017

I visited this cafe while on a mission trip for nursing school. Not only did they have great food, but it is such a great place that works so hard to provide for the beautiful people of Guatemala. I would recommend this cafe for anyone...More

Thank mlkkaufman
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thanks so much for visiting us and supporting CECAP! Glad you had a good time. Come back and visit soon! All the best, Alex

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Beautiful view went well with the amazing food. Great place supporting an even greater cause. I was a little hesitant (being a picky eater), but everything I tried was fantastic (and I tried everything believe it or not)!

Thank Jazmyn H
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thanks so much for visiting us and supporting the young culinary graduates of Santa Cruz! Hope you can visit again soon! All the best, Alex

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Sabor is a wonderful cafe that is part of the CECAP vision. The food and service provided is some of the best that you'll find in Santa Cruz. This is a wonderful place to experience local food and support a great cause. Definitely make sure...More

Thank Brandon B
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for visiting us Brandon and supporting CECAP! We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back again soon!

Reviewed 22 September 2017

Easily the best local, traditional mayan food we've eaten in Guatemala since arriving three weeks ago. If you're looking to try a dish with new flavors, definitely come here to experiment! The view was absolutely incredible and it's heartwarming to support the community! The facility...More

Thank Kelsey B
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thanks for visiting us Kelsey! Come back and visit soon!

Reviewed 14 September 2017

We had heard word of mouth about this co-operative that offered food and we came to support a great cause. I wasn't expecting too much, so when I arrived I was pleasantly surprising. The restaurant sits a top of the building, in a newly renovated...More

Thank Matt H
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hi Matt, Thanks so much for visiting us at Cafe Sabor Cruceño and supporting Amigos de Santa Cruz! Enjoy the rest of your trip and come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed 13 September 2017

The restaurant is mainly worth for its great view over the river, but don't expect much in what concerns the food. The menu has mainly typical dishes, which is great, but we were slightly disappointing with the actual quality. Nonetheless, would recommend because of the...More

Thank Pedro N
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks for visiting us, Pedro. We're glad you enjoyed the view. I hope you'll come back soon to try our usually very high quality food prepared by graduates of our CECAP culinary program. All the best, Alex

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Excellent fresh food ranging from typical Guatemalan dishes to sandwiches and salads, and refreshing, healthy licuados. All prepared by local staff who have been trained by the NGO Amigos de Santa Cruz in the same building, and with sensational views over the lake from the...More

Thank CheltenhamDave
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thanks for coming, David! Glad you liked the experience. Come back anytime!

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this place on a sweaty hike up from the dock and I'm so glad we did. Delicious food, I'm salivating right now just thinking about our lunch there. Stunning view, friendly, attentive staff and a great cause to boot.

Thank Sullisy
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for visiting us at Cafe Sabor Cruceño! We're glad you made it up the hill! Come back and visit anytime.

Reviewed 19 August 2017

If you go to San Marcos, take a tuk tuk up to Cafe Labor Cruceno and visit this non-profit serving up an amazing view and delicious food and helping locals train for jobs. I loved the restaurant, but the store is also a must--local women...More

Thank SFFoodies
Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks so much for visiting us at Cafe Sabor Cruceño! Just a quick note that we are in Santa Cruz rather than San Marcos. Come visit us again soon!

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Rhudetz13
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8am Monday through Saturday.
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Response from Ted R | Reviewed this property |
We just recently started accepting credit cards. And yes, there are plenty of tuk tuks to take you up the mountain.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna | Plaza Central, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Santa Cruz La Laguna
  • Phone Number: +502 3107 2520
  • E-mail
Description
A Graduate- run restaurant located in the CECAP vocational center building in the town of Santa Cruz la Laguna. It is part of a yearlong culinary arts program that trains local indigenous youth in food preparation and service. Open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. Also, special events and First Friday Pizza Nights. Take out menu available. The food is the best in Santa Cruz! The view from the rooftop restaurant is amazing as well. Visitors will have an opportunity to visit the vocational center and purchase locally made crafts in our shop.
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