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El Artesano Wine and Cheese Restaurant

1, San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala
+502 4555 4773
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cured meats” (13 reviews)
“cheese plate” (28 reviews)
“fig marmalade” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1, San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our host make reservations 6 weeks ago because this place is hard to get in. We ordered the 2 cheese platters and a meat platter for 3 for all ten in our party to share. There are 26 kinds of cheese and 12...More

Thank ken48911
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 13 showed up for our reservation at El Artesano on a day when all electricity was out in San Juan. The ovens weren't working but Diedrich and his crew filled us up with the most incredible cheeses, meats, marinated vegetables, olives, bread,...More

Thank 00_sg_00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience at an incredible value. You do need a reservation for this place, but they make reservations easy to make and you're prompted to do so all over their website. The restaurant was full the first time we tried to book,...More

Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 26 January 2018

It's simply divine. If you love food, you owe it to yourself to come here. I always get the cheese plate, and it's perfectly crafted. I also got a glass of wine this time, which was fabulous, and I am not much of a wine...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

It looked very good, but had very limited seating. Make sure you have a reservation. We tried lunch at 130pm, but all table were reserved.

Thank Cody B
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We walk in the restaurant and to my sad experience the place is book till kingdom come! I understand it is pretty popular and with only 6 tables (or so it seems) the place is full every day. I understand. What I don’t understand is...More

Thank elviajeronopajero
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Okay, so this place was just the bees knees. Plain and simple. To start, you 100% need to book in advance (which I did through their Facebook because I couldn't get the number to work). I contacted them on Wednesday to book for Friday, unfortunately...More

Thank mimirose l
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We were visiting Lake Atitlan for our 20th anniversary and our hotel was able to secure us a reservation for lunch. (You must have a reservation or they will not seat you) The chef made a point to come out and speak to us and...More

2  Thank 4Xpy4
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Couldn't believe how great a selection of cheese and wine this place had. It's a bit expensive compared to other places but worth it for a splurge

1  Thank Dan S
Reviewed 22 September 2017

An Italian garden oasis in the high hills of Guatemala! You're missing out if you don't visit this restaurant. We spent almost three hours here hanging out with a liter of wine and cheese platter. The staff and owner are extremely attentive, knowledgeable, professional and...More

1  Thank Kelsey B
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29 March 2016|
Response from Ode B | Reviewed this property |
No, the y only accept cash payment! In Guatemala it's Quetzales
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1, San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  San Juan la Laguna
  • Phone Number: +502 4555 4773
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