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The Buddha

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 5 reviews )
Contact +502-44663721

2 Avenida 2-28, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala, 07018

Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant and bar lounge on three levels with a different atmosphere on each level. The top level is open and has a view of the lake. Loud and busy on weekend nights. Several vegan items on the menu, with tempeh and tofu. Try the tofu sate.

Category: International, Western, Beer/Wine, Asian, Non-veg

Reviews (5)

First Review by Tranaya

big portions - Edit

big menu with lots of vegan options. The tantric tofu steak with shitake mushrooms is one of a kind. A lot of the dishes come with chicken stock though so be sure to specify.

Pros: huge portions, lots of options

Cons: chicken stock and msg

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Main dishes are great - Edit

We visited twice till now. First time we tried two of the soups (tom kah gai & miso) and an entree (rice balls), and were kind of disappointed. Second time we ordered the tofu steak and the texmex burrito and they were both wonderful!!
Really nice owner and atmosphere, if you care for these kind of stuff. We come to places to EAT, and this place surely provides.

Pros: Great main courses, Cool atmosphere, Relatively cheap

Cons: Soups are mediocre+

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Great place to eat, drink, and hang out - Edit

It's a 3-level joint - bar on the first floor, dining on the 2nd floor, and nice terrace up top. They are a hub for San Pedro - a fun time, but not a fraternity party (like some other bars can be). They show movies, sports games, live music, have a pool table and more.

Oh - the food? Huge amount of vegan options. Both western, Asian, and Guatemalan options - from Thai noodles and Kung Pao to vegan pepian and more. Almost everything can be made with tofu for the protein. The Tantric Tofu Steak was absolutely amazing.

Affordable, friendly, fluent English, and a fun scene.

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Delicious Temphe - Edit

Try the Buddha wrap with tempeh. It is a delicious treat and the only place I've found in Central America with tempeh. The Kung Pao with tofu is another tasty dish.

Pros: Has Tempeh, Has Tofu, Cheap!

Cons: Serves meat, Sometimes slow service

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My go-to restaurant in San Pedro - Edit

Several veg and vegan options. My favorite is the Thai Tempeh salad. The Nasi Goreng is also great. Portions are large, food is fresh, and they have great drinks. I have not found better food in San Pedro.

My only complaint is that they allow smoking. Sometimes you get lucky upstairs, but often there's someone smoking at the next table. The lower floor is often smoky.

Pros: Great food, Big portion, Lots of vegan option

Cons: Often smoky

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