Blue Parrot Bar and Grill Reopens in San Pedro la Laguna

With top of the line American-style food, everything from Biscuits with Gravy Sausage to Philly Cheese Steaks, the Blue Parrot Bar and Grill reopened yesterday in #SanPedrolaLaguna. There’s a big new bar and lots more happening at one of the top restaurants at Lake Atitlan.

Service is quick, food is great, and it’s also a hangout for locals as well as a popular restaurant with tourists.

The Blue Parrot Bar and Grill is across the street from Bar El Barrio on 7th Avenue.

Hours: 7 AM-9 PM, daily.

Real Mexican Food at Lake Atitlan?

There’s only one restaurant I know of that serves authentic Mexican food: Spanglish in Panajachel. Recipes come from a family in Michoacan. They include tasty choices like the Carnitas de Michoacan, lean chopped pork that is some of the best in Guatemala. spanglish-restaurant-panajachel My favorite is the Cochinita Pibil, a pork dish that riginated in Yucatan and has spread across Mexico. The Cochinita Pibil at Spanglish tastes better than the expensive Los Cebollitas in Antigua and the capital. And the portions are huge. You get a pound of several entrees, which also include chicken dishes such as Tinga, for Q65. That’s enough to feed three people. Spanglish owner Axel just introduced a barbecue sandwich made with pulled pork and a sweet sauce. Spanglish also sells gourmet salsas, olive oil, spices and wine. It’s on Calle Arboles just past Circus Bar.

Bar of the Month for February 2014: The Deep End Bar and Pool

The Bar of the Month for Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, is The Deep End Bar and Pool in San Pedro la Laguna. See Deep End Bar and Pool for a review.

Hostel and Restaurant of the Month at the Lake

Sol de Atitlan Magazine just announced Hostel Fe is the Hostel of the Month for December, and Restaurant of the Month is Cafe Atitlan. Both are in San Pedro la Laguna. See Sol de Atitlan for more of the latest news from Lake Atitlan.