More Semana Santa Events in San Pedro

Alegre Pub has a DJ and party on the 24th and 25th. On the 26th, the band Los Descarriados will play.

The Clover Restaurant has an Easter Special from March 24-27: Chicken Wings with a bottle of Gallo beer for Q40. Tin Tin is offering Pepian during Semana Santa.

Where to Party at Lake Atitlan during Semana Santa

Semana Santa at Lake AtitlanSan Pedro and the rest of the lake is filled with travelers from Guatemala as well as from around the world, all here to celebrate Semana Santa. Look for parades, bands and “flower carpets” in the main part of town, such as el centro (up the hill) in San Pedro.

Across the lake, Circus Bar, Cafe Atlantis and Restaurante Casablanca have Semana Santa specials, with live entertainment at Circus Bar and Atlantis.

Parties, Bands, DJs in San Pedro

Lots of parties, too. Tonight there’s live music at Zoola and Alegre Pub. El Barrio Bar’s “Fiesta Latina” kicks off with a band tonight and features live music or a DJ through the rest of the week. Lots of action at the new Paul’s Gaff, too.

In the zona viva, people are partying in the street from noon until late. For something different, grab a liter of draft Gallo beer in front of Johanna’s Mini-Mercado.

If you are here for Easter Sunday, head over to Smokin’ Joes’ BBQ at the pool on the way to the Santiago dock.

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.

This Week’s Home Cooked Meal at El Barrio in San Pedro

Moroccan Chicken is this Tuesday’s dinner special at El Barrio Bar. Arrive early, as portions are limited. Starts around 7 PM every Tuesday night. Discover more about what’s happening in San Pedro la Laguna at San Pedro Atitlan News.

Too Many Restaurants in San Pedro la Laguna?

There are now at least 25 restaurants in San Pedro, and that doesn’t include the taco stands, comedors and other places to eat that are run by Maya. That’s great for travelers, who can choose from sushi, steak, fresh Pacific seafood, smoked barbecue, Irish stew, vegetarian fare like curry, and even Southern-style biscuits with sausage gravy. And that’s just a few of the many varieties of food in San Pedro.

Even so, 25 restaurants is way too many for this town, and local tourism savants are predicting that it’s time to thin the herd. That will happen in May, when things slow down a bit.

For more info, look under Categories in the right panel, or see Deep End Bar and Pool for a review.

New Place to Eat in San Pedro: The Blue Parrot Bar and Grill

The Blue Parrot Bar and Grill opens today (Monday, December 23) at * AM. THey’ll serve omelets and other breakfasts, pot pies, sandwiches (some with meats from Smokin’ Joes’ barbecue, Tex-Mex and a variety of other meals, all at very reasonable prices. Lake Atitlan Guatemala Vactions.

What to Eat on Tuesday in San Pedro

It’s almost 6 PM on a Tuesday evening, when El Barrio Bar serves unique home-cooked meals. Tonight is Trish’s North Korean barbecue. Don’t recall the name, but the marinated strips of a find cut of meat make this one of the town’s top dishes.

Then over in the zona viva, it’s Mexican night at Alegre Pub. In addition to Chicken Fajitas, there are discounts of San Pedro’s largest array of Mexican beer, plus tequila.

13 Baktun Ceremonial Meal in San Pedro la Laguna

Mayan Dining for End of the World at Lake Atitlan

In San Pedro on December 21, 2012, Cafe la Puerta will serve nine tipico Guatemalan foods starting at noon. Some are World Heritage dishes, and it’s only Q40.

Restaurante Cafe la Puerta in San Pedro la Laguna

Cafe la Puerta is a great place for lunch or breakfast all year ’round. They make their own bread, even the tortillas. For more info, see Cafe la Puerta.

Home-cooked meals at El Barrio in San Pedro la Laguna

Last night I dropped in at El Barrio for another of Karl and Trish’s home-cooked meals, which they do every Tuesday evening. This time it was General Tso’s Chicken, a huge plateful of big, tender chunks of chicken in a tasty sauce and served with butter rice that was also great.

See El Barrio’s FaceBook page for more info.