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Tuscani Restaurant

Panajachel, Guatemala

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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One of the best ways to find good eateries is through word of mouth as nothing can beat that person-to-person recommendation.

In previous years that we have lived in Panajachel, we never paid mind to this little restaurant. It was on a section of street that wasn't on our daily trek, so without knowing it, we were missing out on one of the best places in town to get a meal!

Front entrance to Tuscani Restaurant

Basically a tiny hole-in-the-wall, Tuscani has 6 tables. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, has steaks, chicken, pizza, seafood, pastas, salads and daily specials. Beer, wine, selected liquors and specialty coffees are also offered.


What a variety!

Simple native decor, excellent food

Here you see Chef Walter with his head wrapped in a red cloth. Walter does a fine job in cooking meals and he presents the dish beautifully. Walter also speaks English, and the menu is in English or Spanish.

Our $6US meal

This is an incredibly delicious chicken breast cooked to perfection in a cream, bacon and mushroom sauce. The chicken rests on a bed of freshly mashed potatoes and there are grilled vegetables, bread and butter with the meal. The portions are just right and the flavor goes a very long way.

Pasta Chicken Alfredo

This amazing pasta dish with tender chicken was priced at $5USD. Again, plenty of food, and the flavor was mouthwatering, not bland as some pasta dishes can be. Fresh Italian parsley is the garnish in the middle.

The Special Board

One of the specials listed on the board is a chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese in a prune sauce. This was amazing and surprisingly avant-guarde. We have seen their salads being ordered by other patrons and they are fresh and alive. Tuscani's is also known for their delicious individual pizzas, one of them listed here is their Salmon Pizza.


All of their ingredients seem to be of high quality and packed with flavor.

Another $5USD gourmet meal

This pasta was power-packed with flavor: capers, mushrooms, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon, garlic and chicken. It truly was delicious to the last bite. Nothing boring about this dish and as with most of their menu items, comes highly recommended!

Another Special Board Menu

The salmon with almonds was a real treat and the price is $8USD. Flakey, moist, and of course, flavorful. An individual pizza with Gorgonzola cheese and prosciutto ham is also listed for $10USD, fish and shrimp ceviche runs $7USD and fajitas with cheese and tofu us $7USD as well.

There is no shortage of choices in this affordable, dynamo-of-a-restaurant. Located on lower Santander, open daily except Tuesdays.

Stop in sometime, you won't be disappointed!

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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