El Príncipe Gris (Via 5, esq. Ruta 3, Ciudad de Guatemala) – this bar is for those curious about the “craft beer” movement that’s gotten some popularity in America. If you want to sip a frothy artisan beer, head to the newly opened El Principe Gris, located in a secluded lower level of the Casa […]
Almacén Troccoli (5a Avenida Norte e/3ª Calle Poniente, Antigua) – this wine bar, housed in a 450-year-old structure (one of the oldest houses in Antigua), got its name from an Italian merchant who settled in Antigua in 1898, establishing an imported goods store (where wines, liqueurs, cigars, sweets and fine fabrics were brought in from […]
Abejorro Bar (Arkadia Shopping Mall, Boulevard Los Próceres, 18 Calle 26-21, Ciudad de Guatemala) – this is trendy gastro pub style bar, located within one of the capital’s shopping malls. Live rocks bands are occasionally booked here, along with standup comedy nights.
Advisory: due to the country’s “Ley Seca” (dry law) – bars & discos are required to close at 1:00 am (except on nights before public holidays).
Tikka Masala (Edificio G1, Local 106, Calle Principal, Paseo Cayala, Zona 16, Ciudad de Guatemala) – this restaurant is inspired by regional North Indian, Awadhi, and Mughlai cuisines, offering a mix of ethnic culinary styles made by chefs flown in from India. Dishes served there include Pollo Tikka (Indian spiced boneless chicken pieces), Pindi Chole […]
Sobremesa (Parque Central, 4a Calle Oriente 4, Antigua) – this is an art gallery- restaurant hybrid, and home to many contemporary works of art, including the paintings of the restaurant’s chef and owner, Alex Ferrar. As its motto Degustando el Arte (‘Tasting Art’) suggests, Sobremesa mixes fine art with fine dining, offering its visitors a […]
Saúl L’Osteria (4ª Avenida, 10-14, Zona 10, Ciudad de Guatemala) – located in the center of the bohemian Bario of 4 Grados Norte, this spot has a laid-back causal vibe, with old timey yet artsy feel, including solid blocks of wood as tables. It offers Italian food with plenty of vegetarian options including salads, pastas, […]
Restaurante Frida’s (5ª Avenida Norte Calle del Arco 29, Antigua) – paying tribute to famed Mexican artista Frida Kahlo, this restaurant services Mexican dishes such as tacos, nachos and quesadillas, as well as Mexican drinks like mezcal. Over the years, it’s been a fun place for groups of friends to gather (including birthdays and other […]
Rainbow Café & Bookstore (7ª Avenida Sur 8, Antigua) – this restaurant first opened its doors in 1992, which makes it one of the oldest restaurants in Antigua. Over the years, it has become a second home to thousands of travelers and locals who have come to feel a part of the café. Its menu […]
Portal del Angel (Carretera El Salvador, km. 11.2, Ciudad de Guatemala) – this is a popular Argentine style steakhouse with a breathtaking view of the capital. Along with the various grilled meat specialties, they served a variety of dishes from risottos, pastas, starters, creams, and salads. There are also wines from Chile, Argentina, USA, France, […]