Las Lagartijas

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 4 reviews )

dirt road going to El Bambu, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant and store (aka Gourmet Garage) offering hot sandwiches using whole wheat or sourdough bread, plus Mexican food, stir fries, a varied range of house-made pickles, jam, and salsa.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Guatemalan, Non-veg

4 Reviews

First Review by Tranaya

Nice spot - Edit

I was so happy to find this place while visiting Santiago! The owners were very friendly and when I told them I was vegan I was shown a very large selection of meals to choose from! They even have pizza with vegan cheese! I had the lentil burger which was quite good, I do think however that it was pretty expensive for what it was.

Pros: friendly

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fun option on this side of the lake - Edit

Neat little spot. I didn't find it quite as vegan-friendly as the last two reviewers, but it's still one of the best options in Santiago. Had some nachos with guacamole and a very tasty veggie burrito with fried tofu. Just make sure to clearly explain to the owner what you need and she will cater to you; looking at the menu, it will seem like a meatier place than it really is.

The setting is really quite lovely... don't be put off by the vague address, just start walking towards Bambu and you'll see it on the right hand side. Friendly owner and some neat products as well. Recommended!

Pros: plenty of veg options, great setting, friendly owner

Cons: still a mostly meat-oriented restaurant

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Vegan Atitlan - Edit

I believed that it was going to be almost impossible to maintain my diet while in Guatemala. However, Las Lagartijas saved me during my visit to Santiago Atitlan. They went out of their way to cater to my needs, even assisting me with non-food related matters.

One usually has to be very careful about eating raw fruits and vegetables in a developing country, but it was not an issue at Las Lagartijas due to the preparatory care that was taken. They offer "Tipico" options, as well as non-traditional products.

Pros: Tasty, Friendly

Cons: Hours of Operation

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lagartijas 17 Aug 2013 - Thanks for the review. It was great meeting you and serving you. You taught us somethings that will be helpful. Look forward to seeing you and your dad again.  

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Excellent vegan food in Santiago - Edit

This little place is the perfect lunch spot. The owners are great, and they've really made an effort to cater to vegetarians. If you're in Santiago Atitlan, don't miss it.

Over the past couple years, since I've been eating there, they've added several vegan options. My favorites are the taco salad with tofu (ask to have it made vegan), and the eggplant torta. They also have an excellent veggie burger. Wash it all down with some of their homemade ginger ale.

The service is excellent (not too common around here), and the food is very fresh.

They have a small store with a number of homemade jams, pickles, relish, peanut butter, and some of the best hot sauces around.

Pros: excellent food, good value, great people

Cons: very small

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lagartijas 17 Aug 2013 - Thanks. Great Review. We enjoy creating new foods that everyone can enjoy. It's great to have people that appreciate us.  

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