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Hacienda Real

Hacienda Real (5 Av. 14-67, Zona 10, Ciudad de Guatemala) – this is a popular steakhouse that is said to be competitive with anything similar from Argentina. Tile floors and wooden furniture give way to a lovely central fountain and patio with umbrellas as well as a play area for schoolchildren. ‘A must’ for visiting […]

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Gracia Cocina de Autor

Gracia Cocina de Autor (6ª Avenida 13-01, Zona 10, Ciudad de Guatemala) – located near Oakland Mall, this is an upscale Spanish themed restaurant (with some Basque, northern Spanish influences). It has received accolades from TripAdvisor for its fine cuisine and customer service, making this a “must do” restaurant for first-time visitors to the Guatemalan […]

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Camille Cooking School Restaurant

Camille Cooking School Restaurant (12a Avenida #27, Zona 10, Ciudad de Guatemala) – as the name suggests, this is both a cooking school, and a restaurant. The cuisine served here boasts French influences (stressed by the restaurant’s décor – French posters and other French souvenirs). The food by Chef Jorge artfully blends local ingredients with […]

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Angie Angie Café Arte

Angie Angie Café Arte (Primera Avenida Sur 11ª, Antigua) – this is an Argentine restaurant whose menu has Italian and Argentine influences (such as spinach ravioli with Gorgonzola and mushroom sauce). Along with that, one can also order tapas (cooked up in various combinations; picante meatballs, shrimp cooked in olive oil, garlic, white wine and […]

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Ambia

Ambia (10ª Avenida 5-49, Zona 14, Ciudad de Guatemala) – this is a fusion restaurant with both Asian and local culinary influences. Here, one can order hearty steaks, well-seasoned lamb, and excellent carpaccio, along with Filete Pacífico, Udon Noodles, or Black Cod Miso in either the open-air or outdoor-indoor chic ambiance.

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Altuna

Altuna (5a Avenida, Zona 1, Ciudad de Guatemala) – this restaurant has been in business in the capital for generations (serving mainly seafood and Spanish specialties, such as paella, and callos a la madrileña). This space has several rooms that open to a skylit patio.