Palacio Doña Leonor Restaurant (4ª Calle Oriente Casa 8, Antigua) –located within one of the city’s finer hotels (of the same name), this restaurant offers contemporary international cuisine in an elegant and intimate setting. Perfect for business breakfasts, casual lunches and romantic dinners, its centerpiece restaurant features a graceful colonial style and décor with several […]
Las Palmas (6ª Avenida Norte 14, e/4ª y 5ª Calle, Antigua) – located just one block from Antigua’s Parque Central, this restaurant is known for both its tasty dishes, as well as for its live entertainment. Dishes served here include the garlic lime chicken, and the macadamia encrusted grouper.
Mesón Panza Verde (5ª Avenida 19, Antigua) – this is one of Antigua’s more upscale restaurants. Its menu of classic dishes from around the world are carefully chosen and supervised by its cooking team, led by Head Chef Noé Sicán and Sous-Chefs Allan Ruiz and Jorge Tacs. Diners can choose to be served on the […]
Kacao (2 Av. 13-44, Zona 10, Ciudad de Guatemala) — the ambiance at this small restaurant and café (located under a thatched roof), is laid-back and easygoing, a contrast from the hustle & bustle of the Zona Viva. This modest restaurant serves up classic Guatemalan cuisine, making it a great stop for visitors interested in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.