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The Buddha

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, Pub, Asian
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7a. Avenida 2-24 | 7a. Avenida 2-24, 07018, San Pedro La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands, San Pedro La Laguna 07018, Guatemala
011 502 4466 3721
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

I loved The Buddha. Great place to hang out with your friends or watch some sports. Only thing is the bar closed. It has reopened with a new owner and staff. Only time will tell.

Thank Karl B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

this is now called the wild rover and is known as a late night bar. we had some great nights here and saw some cool bands play but make sur you try the food too.. the second floor is a really comfortable place to eat. riendly service too. i will be back

Thank Kavier Emilio C
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We've eaten at the once Buda Bar now the new Wild Irish Rover several times. We like the up stairs dining area away from the pool table and bar scene below. Very friendly service and the Asian, Thai and Steak from their extensive menu. Weekends they often have live music and dancing.

1 Thank BrandyRelis
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Very casual, very good food, loud, and a good drinking place. Had live music one night, good for big groups. Fun!

Thank Tanya1111
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Nice bar with live music starting early. The food is good, nothing too fancy but you can have typical Guatemalan dishes. Great place if you want to party.

Thank Naxo L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Recently changed its name to "The Rolling Stone Music Lounge". Must have also changed owners because this place now sucks. Stick with beer or you will be fleeced if you order a cocktail. They conveniently forget to put the liqour in the drinks. Probably the worst drinks on the lake. I'll never return. Beware!

1 Thank Kevin C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Seems like a popular hipster dive bar. I would recommend it for drinks with friends, but not for food. I ordered pesto pasta for dinner. The server was inattentive and the pasta was pretty vile. Not sure how you can screw up such a simple meal.

Thank Steve D
Tel Aviv, Israel
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101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Live music, karoekee, open mic evening Good food, large variety Coktails and drinks Lovely ambiance 3 floors. Music on ground level and lake view on the top. Excellent place to spend an evening or more

Thank Nir1703
Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I do not come here to eat, but if you want to party, shoot pool or catch a game on the tube, this is a great option. Mike the owner is an accommodating host. Live music nightly and many levels to choose from. Not a huge fan of the Thai food here, but no one in San Pedro makes decent... More 

Thank ScottBerg
Biddulph, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Very good food is served here, and the atmosphere was very chilled out even late at night. Cheap drinks and pretty good service too.

Thank STownsend90

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7a. Avenida 2-24 | 7a. Avenida 2-24, 07018, San Pedro La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands, San Pedro La Laguna 07018, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  San Pedro La Laguna
  • Phone Number: 011 502 4466 3721

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