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“Unbelievable food and views!”
Review of Cafe Sabor Cruceno

Cafe Sabor Cruceno
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Guatemalan, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A Graduate- run restaurant located in the CECAP vocational center building in the town of Santa Cruz la Laguna. It is part of a yearlong culinary arts program that trains local indigenous youth in food preparation and service. Open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. Also, special events and First Friday Pizza Nights. Take out menu available. The food is the best in Santa Cruz! The view from the rooftop restaurant is amazing as well. Visitors will have an opportunity to visit the vocational center and purchase locally made crafts in our shop.
Reviewed 14 February 2018

If you are in Santa Cruz la Laguna, definitely stop in to Cafe Sabor Cruceno. They offer a full menu of amazing fare and wonderful smoothies as well. The view of the lake from the outdoor dining area is second to none. You are also supporting CECAP's mission of providing career training to the local people, so this place is a serious win/win/win scenario. Don't miss out!

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Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thanks for visiting us and supporting CECAP! Glad you enjoyed your time here!

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This restaurant is operated by the Amigos de Santa Cruz NGO. It trains locals to work in the restaurant industry. The food. cooked by those learning the trade, was outstanding! We ate on the balcony overlooking gorgeous Lake Atitlan and its surrounding peaks (although some diners will have to settle to looking at the view before and/or after the meal). Service was excellent!

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Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thanks for visiting us and supporting Amigos!

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Great place in the small village with nice terrace and unbelieveble view allover the Lake Atitlan. Highly recommended.

Thank Veronika M
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Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thanks for visiting us and supporting CECAP, Veronika!

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

My lunch at Sabor was a really good event. It is local youth from the local cooking school who works here. They know how to serv a tasty lunch who look like a piece of art.
As a plus, you have a scenery which is breathtaking,
If you are interested in local handwork you can bay good quality in the same house. This house also is a local, nonprofit school.

Some days you can also have dinner here.

Thank 880helle
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

struggle up the steep street from tihe boatstop, or do the lazybone thing hiring a tuktuk, however you get here, you will not regret it. what a view from the terrace! and what a great place, empowering women and selling local handicrafts. a wonderful place.

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Thank r0landbrunner
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Alex M, Manager at Cafe Sabor Cruceno, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Glad you struggled up the hill and visited us, Roland! Thanks for supporting CECAP and the Santa Cruz community!

Come back and visit soon.

All the best,

Alex

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