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Chez Alex

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Calle Santander, Panajachel 00502, Guatemala
+502 7762 0172
00:00 - 22:00
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch at the restaurant. The baked fish was delicious so were the blue shrimps. The desert were light a tasty to the right taste. Great service. Very good value for the money.

Thank Avraham B
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visitors from Norway, left the winter! Excellent food as usual, easy to recommend ;-) Thanks to the straff, good service!

Thank Walther K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had eaten the previous evening at La Taberna del Barrio which has an almost identical menu. From my understanding the owner/chef at Taberna was once the owner of Chez Alex, but sold it. We had a group of nine (both evenings) and every single one of us was startled by the contrast in the meals. Taberna's meal was absolutely... More 

Thank TSF3333
Roatan, Honduras
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We loved Chez Alex! Fresh food, great menu, great wine list, wonderful wait staff, lovely ambiance, fantastic owner who is on-site, and reasonably priced for the quality. What more is there? Put it on your Pana list.

Thank S R
Competitor, Owner at Chez Alex, responded to this review

Thank you so much. So glad you enjoyed. Welcome back More 

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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Superb meal, wine and service. probably the best we have tasted yet in Guetamala. excellent table staff,owner tookt the time to talk and tuc tuc waiting to take us back to hotel. Thank you I love this country.

Thank longbo1
Competitor, Owner at Chez Alex, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice feedback. More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant--especially if you are looking for a respite from "comida tipica". All seafood is from the Caribbean side of Guatemala and the beef Is imported from the USA. It will cost a bit more than other street side restaurants, but it is well worth it.

Thank bcward
Competitor, Propietario at Chez Alex, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you so much for your nice comments. It was so nice to speak with both of you. Welcome back. More 

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were travelling with three young kids plus their parents. We all enjoyed our dinner here, it had come highly recommend and it did not disappoint.

Thank Sue G
Competitor, Owner at Chez Alex, responded to this review

Hola Sue. Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed. More 

Oregon Coast, Oregon
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149 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Another good restaurant in Pana. I can eat here every day, trying different meals and they are always good and at a reasonable price. The lighting and tables are perfect, just enogh to have ambience, and the tables are far enough apart to have some privacy or just quiet. Quick, friendly service. I'd recommend to anyone wanting a good meal... More 

Thank Citimowse
Competitor, Owner at Chez Alex, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Welcome back More 

Panajachel, Guatemala
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This place has a great reputation but I found it lacking. The cut of pork was as tough as street meat and not at all tasty. The sauce and vegetables were pleasant enough but certainly not worth the price of the plate. Will not be back.

Thank didreyfus
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Oslo, Norway
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1 review
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Simply the best meal i have had in Guatemala. Excellent food and service, with a great location right in Santander.

Thank Unni_Rykhus
Competitor, Owner at Chez Alex, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Welcome back. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$45
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel 00502, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: +502 7762 0172
Imported meat, seafood and nice collection of wine and liquers

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?