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Circus Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Pizza
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Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

I went to have dinner with my family on December 27th. There was a big line in front of us. When we finally got in, we were lucky to get a table close to the "stage" where a very good latin band was playing. The pizza was good, the beers expensive and the service, so-so. The next day, my daughter... More 

Thank Armando C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Love the place , good food has good music and nice drinks selections. It a good family and friends joint and super touristy

Thank MariannaDeMarino
San Francisco, California
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

This is a fun place with live music, bountiful salads and a lively bar scene. The pizza was very cheesy, but decent. The service was fast which is unusual here. We really enjoyed the atmosphere at this place with our two teenage daughters who got a kick watching the drunk expats at the bar. The music was performed by a... More 

Thank SFFoodies
Durham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Good pizzas, friendly people, locals and gringos fine collection of oddball curiosities, live music and beer. Good night out.

Thank William W
Lagunitas, California
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99 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Good drinks. Lots of the ex pats and tourist crowd come here. Good place to connect in the evening if you want a bit of nightlife

Thank zuni P
San Salvador, El Salvador
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

If you go with low expectations you will have a great time. Remember that it's a small town and you will have the correct expectations. It's fine, friendly... A PLUS TO THE LOCAL PEOPLE & TOURISTS: I forgot my umbrella outside, found it exactly on the same spot 1 hour later. #GreatPeople

Thank sandraurena
Upland, California
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

You can imagine that as a leader of a group of young people (mostly teenagers), serving in a humanitarian organization, I felt a little awkward bringing back receipts for team expenses and reimbursement from the Circus Bar. But this was the best place in Pana- great food, good service, and good prices. We went a number of times. Thank God... More 

Thank Marianne_joy
San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Went with a large group and had salads, soup, and pizza. Everyone was happy with the food. Not the best pizza i ever had but it wasn't bad. There certainly was nothing left behind!

Thank stonebj
Suwanee, Georgia
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

I don't get to go to the lake so often but every time I do I have to go there! They have been open for so long and the quality never changes! Have tried pretty much all the pizzas and they are all great. Plus the live music has been perfect to compliment the rest of the experience

Thank MaferLuna80
Antigua, Guatemala
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153 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

My vege pizza was soo big, even sharing I couldn't finish! Good food, everyone enjoyed their meals and the live band was great. Service was quick even though we were a big group and all patrons were smiling as they chowed down on big portions of good italian

Thank Belinda W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: 502-762-0374

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