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Sun Dog Cafe

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Turicentro las Brisas | Fronteras, Izabal, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good american food here. Expect typical american dishes like burgers, pizza's and sandwiches. Not a lot of Guatemalan food to be found. Value is good and service is friendly. Great hibiscus tea!

Thank Domien S
Sussex, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have eaten here a few meals here..service depends on the waiter. Herb is great. there are a variety of menu options but their specialty it's pizza. take your time and enjoy the view over the water. live music at times.

Thank Ray B
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108 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

15 of us piled into this café but all were served with super food within a very reasonable time. With a huge screen at each end of the café everyone was able to see the action. I wasn't very hungry and only had a sandwich - but wow was it huge - and very tasty. Everyone was happy with their... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Last year my girlfriend and I visited Guatemala and spent a few days in Rio Dulce. When we were leaving we spent a few hours at the Sun Dog for some drinks before our overnight travel. The staff was friendly, the drinks and food were delicious and the overall ambience was nice. I'd highly recommend spending a. It if time... More 

Thank DurkDurkn
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Enjoyed lunch here after a river and castille tour. Good pizza and appetizers, fun atmosphere, good price. Do not be put off by town crowds. You can park near restaurant safely as it is down a little street/alley just off main highway.

Thank sailfisherflorida
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Sun Dog Cafe - The best place for American Italian food. We went therebecause we heard the pizza was delicious. And we were not disappointed in the least. This is the best of the Rio Dulce.

Thank Pam H
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

If it's authentic Guatemalan food you're after, keep walking. But if you want a friendly, fun bar with great deals on drinks (check out their 15Q daily cocktail special) and really good stonebaked pizzas, you're in the right place. Sundog is certainly a gringo bar, for sure, but that is a bit part of its charm - every town needs... More 

Thank ScubaSuzyDiving
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Came to Sun Dog a couple of times during the day and in the evening. Every time the food was excellent. The vegie burger was one of the best I've ever had and the salads were huge. Beautiful place to watch the sun go down and the comings and goings on the marina.

Thank travellingvan
tomwyss, Propietario at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this review

It makes me happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for your positive opinion More 

Naples, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is my favorite place for food, socializing, even networking! The staff is nice, it's a great place for westerners as there are usually English speakers there every day. Great Wi-fi, they have a couple of TVs to catch up on sports. If your travel-weary, this is a place to hang-out and rest up. You'll meet an amazing variety of... More 

Thank Sabrina O
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

beautiful resto-bar with the most charming staff and ans excelent customer service. very very recomended. beautiful view to enjoy beer¡ don´t miss it

Thank Paula O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Italian, American, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turicentro las Brisas | Fronteras, Izabal, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Izabal Department  >  Rio Dulce  >  Izabal

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