Duck, escargot, lamb chops, and Wiener schnitzel are on the menu at Chez Alex (halfway down Calle Santander, tel. 7762-0172, noon–3 p.m. and 6–10 p.m. daily) in a tasteful atmosphere with prices in the $10–12 range.
Casablanca (at the intersection of Calle Principal and Calle Santander, tel. 7762-1015, noon–11 p.m. daily, $8–22) serves delicious pastas, chicken, meat, and seafood dishes accompanied by Chilean wines in a sophisticated atmosphere.
The dining room at the Hotel Atitlán (tel. 7762-1441, www.hotelatitlan.com, 6:30 a.m.–10 p.m. daily $7–20) makes a fine place for a splurge, surrounded by pleasant gardens overlooking the lake and fabulous views. Patrons enjoy free use of the swimming pool and there are Guatemalan and international dishes on the menu. There is a Sunday breakfast buffet for around $15.
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