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Blind Lemon's Restaurant & Cafe

Barrio Tres, San Marcos La Laguna 07016, Guatemala
+502 5502 4450
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lemon chicken” (9 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
“spaghetti” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Guatemalan, Central American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
Barrio Tres, San Marcos La Laguna 07016, Guatemala
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carlos invited us for a private acoustic blues sessions, amazing. His guitar playing and his good company is all you need for a great night. The food and drinks were very good as well! See you soon again my friend!

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Blind Lemons is the kind of place where you go for a great meal and a signature blues performance happens tableside. Owner Carlos is a gifted blues guitarist who has performed all over the world but has made San Marcos his home for over 20...More

Thank hdmcfish
Reviewed 19 May 2018

By far the best food we ate anywhere, and that is not saying the other food we had was bad! It's just that Blind Lemon's rocked. Lemon Chicken and Burritos are must haves. The beer is ice cold and the restaurant itself is very interesting...More

Thank PuebloBonito0802
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We highly recommend the food here! My husband had the lemon chicken and I had the chicken burritos and both were so good! We also enjoyed some carrot cake for dessert which was also delicious! Carlos, the owner played some Blues music for the 4...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I showed up at Blind Lemon's for an early dinner to find a group of football (soccer) fans from UK and Canada relaxing on a comfortable sofa and chairs watching on a big screen TV the Manchester City vs ?? Eat/Drink/Game. Good time even though...More

Thank blowharp
Reviewed 19 February 2018

If we were reviewing the restaurant itself, it'd get 3 stars. We didn't love the food, and as has been said, the service is slow. But Friday nights are Blues Night, and that's why you go to Blind Lemon's. Carlos is a great musician and...More

Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Decide to come here because of the name, last review before this one said that the service is slow the review was almost right it was very slow. The place is very clean and very quiet. I was the only customer. I had the lean...More

Thank Aviram M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I cannot tell you how the food was, because it did not arrive until an hour later and we had to go. However, I am impressed that this restaurant donated part of their space to an organization that provides nutritious meals to children living in...More

Thank auroraedserv
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I went to eat there and a large dog came out of the kitchen. I was not sure if it was friendly or not. No one came out to take my order. When I finally went to look for a wait staff and when I...More

Thank MarisaSeattle
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The food is good--especially the Lemon Chicken--at this pretty restaurant, but be sure to stop in when Carlos Funk can treat you to some Blues. He is wonderful!

Thank popqua
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Guatemalan, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Monday
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrio Tres, San Marcos La Laguna 07016, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  San Marcos La Laguna
  • Phone Number: +502 5502 4450
  • E-mail
Description
Constructed in the colonial architectural style with parabolic arches and gardens, Blind Lemon’s reflects the tradition of Guatemala. And set in San Marcos La Laguna, a small Mayan village on Lake Atitlan, surrounded by towering volcanoes, Blind Lemon’s holds out an invitation to travelers who want good food served in a pleasing ambiance.Blind Lemon’s was built by a blues guitarist musician and cabinetmaker who wanted to create a music venue to attract the best in live entertainment, and give value and satisfaction to his customers. The restaurant features weekly Blues Nights, as well as big screen showings of recent Hollywood, documentary, art, and foreign films. We have had theatre presentations and circus performances here as well as a host of wonderful musicians who have played here. We also have a bar and billiards for those so inclined. Blind Lemons also features an wireless internet cafe.The building is large enough to host conferences and workshops and with advanced notice we can serve food for large groups.
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