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Blind Lemon's Restaurant & Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Guatemalan, Central American
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Barrio Tres, San Marcos La Laguna 07016, Guatemala
+502 5502 4450
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17:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 17:30 - 01:00
Wed - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 02:30
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The food is good--especially the Lemon Chicken--at this pretty restaurant, but be sure to stop in when Carlos Funk can treat you to some Blues. He is wonderful!

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Cazenovia, New York
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The day my daughter and I had lunch here we were the only one in the restaurant. We arrived about 1 o'clock. There was a friendly server who was also the cook. The lemon chicken and burger were both delicious and I highly recommend both. The mojito was good as well and my daughter's smoothie was very tasty.The only negative... More 

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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had a good lunch here. As with most restaurants in the area service is a little slow. Despite that we both had good meals.

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Thank Ross L
Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We love Blind Lemons! Carlos, the owner, is well-known around town and super friendly, and he plays the blues some nights. The turkey burger is fantastic, as are the veggie burritos. The restaurant, itself, is lovely, and built by the owner.

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Whitefish, Montana
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Cleanest restaurant in San Marcos. The lemon chicken was recommended to us; it was absolutely superb along with the veggies and ice cold beer. Back in a heartbeat!

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Thank menardto
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016

By far the cleanest restaurant in San Marcos and the only restaurant with western style bathrooms! The lemon chicken is excellent and the beer was ice cold; why try anything else?

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1 Thank Tom M
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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138 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Had a really good lunch today and was fortunate enough to meet the proprietor, Carlos, who plays a mean blues guitar. We squeezed four or five great renditions of classic blues out of Carlos who serenaded us while we ate very good food. This is a fun place with TV that will cover the NCAA men's tournament; so we will... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Food is average, but this is one of the nicer restaurants in San Marcos as far as build quality. Typical, U.S.-style place with tiled floors, track lighting, arched doorways, timber beamed ceilings with skylights, neon signs, ochre-and-yellow colored walls, and quality wooden dining sets. There is a bar, a billiards room upstairs, a patio area with a fountain, etc. They... More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Hamburger came out raw and in comparison to other burgers around town quite small for the price. Good chips. A nice setting but quality of food poor.

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Thank Catherine R
Lexington, Kentucky
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1,069 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

My family decided to try Blind Lemon one evening in San Marcos and we had a wonderful evening! We were warmly greeted by Carlos, the owner, who proceeded to play several Blues selections, some original, for us as we ordered dinner. Carlos is an extremely talented musician and this impromptu, private concert was a delight. The food was fantastic! I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Cuisine
American, Guatemalan, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 02:30
Monday
17:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
15:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrio Tres, San Marcos La Laguna 07016, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  San Marcos La Laguna
  • Phone Number: +502 5502 4450
Description
Constructed in the colonial architectural style with parabolic arches and gardens, Blind Lemon’s reflects the tradition of Guatemala. And set in San Marcos La Laguna, a small Mayan village on Lake Atitlan, surrounded by towering volcanoes, Blind Lemon’s holds out an invitation to travelers who want good food served in a pleasing ambiance.Blind Lemon’s was built by a blues guitarist musician and cabinetmaker who wanted to create a music venue to attract the best in live entertainment, and give value and satisfaction to his customers. The restaurant features weekly Blues Nights, as well as big screen showings of recent Hollywood, documentary, art, and foreign films. We have had theatre presentations and circus performances here as well as a host of wonderful musicians who have played here. We also have a bar and billiards for those so inclined. Blind Lemons also features an wireless internet cafe.The building is large enough to host conferences and workshops and with advanced notice we can serve food for large groups.

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