It’s hard to write about food without sounding like every other website. It’s probably better to say, “Look at the photos and read the menu,” but here goes----
We serve delicious meals prepared from fresh and healthy ingredients. Avocados, greens, herbs, and coffee are grown organically on our extensive property. We bake the bread and pastries, prepare the sauces and jams, smoke the chicken, make the ice cream and even roast the coffee on the premises. We offer a daily soup and dinner specials. A few tasty vegetarian and vegan options are on the menu. Let us know if you have a special diet and we will prepare a special to please you. We serve delicious carnivorous options, vegetables which are cooked just enough and delicious desserts. Peruse the menu below for a glimpse at the eclectic mix of international and local cuisine we serve.
You will probably be on vacation when you come here, so, of course, we provide a well-stocked cellar of fine wines and a full bar!
Dinner reservations are recommended and, sometimes, necessary.
We are not a fast food restaurant. Every meal is prepared when ordered. If you are coming over on a boat for lunch, unless you thrive on disappointment, don’t hop off a boat then jump on a tuktuk and rush in to eat when you need to catch a boat in a half hour.
Lunch 12:00-2:00 & 2:30-3:30
Drinks and food are available in our lakeside Palapa Bar & Grill, outdoor rooftop Mirador, and we have room service.
We frequently have live music presentations. To see who’s playing, go to Posada de Santiago on Facebook.
Our dining room walls feature the embroidered art of Antonio Ramirez Sosof, an outside artist and visionary. They were collected over a quarter of a century.
Early morning room service for Coffee, Tea or a Continental Breakfast can be ordered the night before needed and delivered to your room as early as 5:00 AM.
Candelaria pats out tortillas on a grill in the Palapa beginning at 6:30 AM. Of more importance to the early-rising caffeine dependent: She also dispenses hot coffee for Q10.
Candelaria makes fresh tortillas in our lakeside palapa. She also serves coffee beginning at 6:30.
On our property we grow shade grown, high altitude, organic coffee annually. The tall bushes are covered with orange-scented, white blossoms after the first rains in late April, and are loaded with red berries by November.
Of course everyone thinks that anything they grow tastes better, but in fact there are some differences in our coffee that might explain its exceptional appeal. First, the high altitude, avocado shaded volcanic earth of Atitlan has always been a prized growing place for rich, full-flavored coffee. Second, our coffee trees are frequently supplemented with ample organic composted fertilizer. Perhaps most important, the coffee pickers are paid by the day rather than by the bag, so they have no incentive to pick anything but ripe, red berries.
The harvest is normally from November until February. If it interests you, ask and you can observe or lend a hand to our low tech process of picking, pulping, fermenting, sun drying, raking, husking, and roasting over a wood fire in a hand-cranked tumbler (don't worry- you're welcome to participate just long enough for a photo). The coffee is ground and brewed in the restaurant. We serve brewed coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte, and a Cafe Finquero (cappuccino with rum and cardamom). We sell bags of whole bean & ground coffee by the pound.
When our crop has been consumed we roast and serve beans from a local co-operative of organic coffee producers. It is also exceptional.