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This is your guide to some of the tastiest foods in Antigua, Guatemala. You'll find high quality food in restaurants on every corner, with a lot of variety in both preparation style and price point. Use this guide to help you choose!

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  • Like a Local

10 Places

5 City Tips

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10 Places

La Casaca

Restaurants

Cafe El Portal

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Casa Blanca Gastro Pub

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Cafe Sky

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Monoloco

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Hector's Bistro

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Mr Sushi Antigua

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The Bagel Barn

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Cafe Flor

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Earth Lodge

Hotels

Arielle W's City Tips

  • You do not need to spend a lot of money to guarantee high quality food. There are many inexpensive, family-owned restaurants that serve delicious food.
  • Challenge yourself to try foods that are new. There may be restaurants here that are familiar to you, but you are abroad and this is the time for exploration! You never know which new foods might stimulate your taste buds.
  • There are restaurants on every corner, therefore you have time to do some searching before you settle somewhere.
  • The tip may be included depending on the restaurant. If not, it is a common courtesy to tip 10-12%.
  • I recommend asking what foods the locals enjoy to get more of the immersion experience — what traveling is all about!
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    La Casaca
    Restaurants (Cafe, Latin, International, Guatemalan, South American, Central American)
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    Arielle W Says:

    La Casaca is a cute cafe offering pastries, smoothies, coffee, and sandwiches. There are plenty of couches and tables on the first and second floors to lounge comfortably. This place also has a good environment for getting some quality work done, whatever that may be — I've seen many high school students there doing homework here. If you would like a breath of fresh air, enjoy the terrace overlooking Antigua's Central Park!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Choose from a variety of well-priced coffee and teas.
    • Definitely spend some time on the terrace. You can enjoy the gorgeous view of the mountains and volcanoes surrounding Antigua!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #89 of 337 restaurants in Antigua
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice typical breakfast, spacious upstairs 11/10/2017
    • Nice food for breakfast 17/09/2017
    • La Casaca
    Address:
    5ta. Avenida Norte No. 10 A
    Portal del Comercio
    Antigua 03001
    Guatemala
    Phone:
    +502 7832 4676
    Price range:
    US$ 2 - US$ 5
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 20:30
    Other:
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    Cafe El Portal
    Restaurants (Cafe, Guatemalan, South American)
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    Arielle W Says:

    Cafe El Portal is an upbeat restaurant/coffee shop/bar that is a destination for those looking for good music and a drink, or for those looking for good coffee and a bite to eat, depending on the time of day. It's one of the few coffee shops that has non-dairy milk, which is great for non-lactose folks! Many food options and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to choose from, and lots of seating to make yourself comfortable.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • They have a large menu, so don't be shy to try something different!
    • In the evenings, this place is pretty popular; for a calmer environment, it is best to go during the afternoon.
    • The music and ambiance make this place ideal for younger folks and couples.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #115 of 337 restaurants in Antigua
    • Great coffee and bakery 03/04/2018
    • Coffee bar with some atmosphere 27/01/2018
    • Cafe El Portal
    Address:
    5th Avenida To the Parque Central
    Antigua 03001
    Guatemala
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    06:30 - 21:00
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    Casa Blanca Gastro Pub
    Restaurants (Gastropub)
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    Arielle W Says:

    This restaurant offers superb Middle Eastern-American dining in a tranquil environment, with a delicious menu that includes exotic foods prepared with many authentic herbs and spices. You will also see many classics like juicy burgers, omelettes, pizzas, and seasoned potatoes, but with their own authentic 'kick.' This place even serves homemade pita bread! Although the typical Guatemalan food is delicious, Casa Blanca will excite your taste buds.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The homemade pita bread adds a nice touch, but be sure to save room for the main course!
    • You can eat breakfast here anytime — there is no shame in eating breakfast for dinner or lunch!
    • This restaurant is very popular, so making a reservation 1-2 days before your arrival is recommended. For larger parties, call a few days in advance.
    • Fancier dress is appropriate for this restaurant.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #193 of 337 restaurants in Antigua
    • Better then expected 03/03/2018
    • One of our regular spots in Antigua 18/07/2017
    • Casa Blanca Gastro Pub
    Address:
    5 Avenida sur No. 13
    Antigua 03001
    Guatemala
    Phone:
    +502 7832 6050
    Price range:
    US$ 7 - US$ 20
    Hours:
    Sun - Mon
    08:00 - 20:00
    Wed - Thu
    08:00 - 20:00
    Fri - Sat
    08:00 - 23:00
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    Cafe Sky
    Restaurants (Mexican, American, Bar, Cafe, Guatemalan, Central American, International)
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    Arielle W Says:

    Enjoy a beautiful view of Antigua on the terrace while munching on a thick juicy burger or sipping on a smoothie at Cafe Sky. There is plenty of seating on the terrace or on the main floor of the restaurant, and a bar that serves very large margaritas. If there is one thing this restaurant is most famous for, it is the view — hence the name!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The ice cream sundaes are generously portioned in large margarita glasses — the perfect treat to share!
    • I recommend going in the evening around 5:30pm to catch the sunset as you enjoy a bite to eat or a drink on the terrace.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 337 restaurants in Antigua
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dont come here! 18/04/2018
    • Lovely lunch 10/04/2018
    • Cafe Sky
    Address:
    1a Avenida sur # 15
    Antigua 03001
    Guatemala
    Phone:
    +502 7832 7300
    Price range:
    US$ 3 - US$ 15
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Monoloco
    Restaurants (Pizza, American, Bar, Central American, Mexican)
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    Arielle W Says:

    The barbecue-style menu will have you hooked from the first bite. Monoloco serves loaded nachos with avocado, cheese, and salsa, chicken wings, thick burgers, pizza, and many other delicious menu items guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds and your tummy.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Sports fans, Monoloco has large flat screen monitors on every wall, so you won't miss a play!
    • Nacho-lovers, you will leave very satisfied!
    • The atmosphere is very similar to that of a sports bar and lounge in the United States.
    • Take a look at the souvenir shop for some Monoloco merchandise!
    • Check out the drink specials! The staff are always mixing it up here.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 337 restaurants in Antigua
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • American style sports bar 11/04/2018
    • Fun place! 28/03/2018
    • Monoloco
    Address:
    5a Av. sur # 6
    Antigua 03001
    Guatemala
    Phone:
    +502 7832 4189
    Price range:
    US$ 3 - US$ 10
    Other:
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    Hector's Bistro
    Restaurants (European, Soups)
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    Arielle W Says:

    Hector's Bistro provides an intimate environment with friendly service. The menu is small and delicious, offering items such as duck, beef stew, roasted tomatoes, homemade ketchup, and quiche. It is across the street from the colonial La Merced church, which adds a nice view to go along with your meal.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • I recommend trying the tomato appetizer or the crème brûlée dessert!
    • It is a small restaurant, so it can get crowded on busy nights. If you don't like large crowds, I suggest going during the afternoon.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 337 restaurants in Antigua
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great food and service 16/04/2018
    • What an experience! 14/04/2018
    • Hector's Bistro
    Address:
    1ra. Calle Poniente No. 9A
    Besides La Merced church and around the corner from the famous Arch
    Antigua 03001
    Guatemala
    Phone:
    +502 7832 9867
    Price range:
    US$ 10 - US$ 25
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:30 - 22:00
    Mon - Sat
    12:30 - 22:30
    Other:
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    Mr Sushi Antigua
    Restaurants (Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood)
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    Arielle W Says:

    Don't worry, you can still enjoy sushi while abroad! Choose from a large menu of authentic Japanese cuisine including sashimi, tempura, and rolls. The portion sizes are very generous, so don't worry about not leaving satisfied! The service is very friendly and the ambiance of the restaurant is tranquil, making it suitable to any customer. It is a comfortable place to enjoy great food and conversation. And there is outdoor seating in the back!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • I recommend the rainbow roll. You'll get a large portion of sushi at an affordable cost!
    • It is a comfortable place for families.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #159 of 337 restaurants in Antigua
    • Not great but ok 17/03/2018
    • Much better options in town 08/01/2018
    • Mr Sushi Antigua
    Address:
    4 Calle Oriente 27
    Antigua 03001
    Guatemala
    Phone:
    +502 7832 7837
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    The Bagel Barn
    Restaurants (Cafe)
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    Arielle W Says:

    Enjoy fresh bagels, breakfast sandwiches, juices, smoothies, and coffee at the Bagel Barn, located a few blocks from Antigua's Central Park. If you are planning to spend a couple of hours reading a book or doing computer work, this is a great destination. The menu is written in both Spanish and English, which can be fun for those practicing Spanish! Bonus: There are free movies every evening that educate visitors about Latin American culture and Spanish-language — how cool!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • I suggest ordering the "Eggxcelent" bagel.
    • Stay for the movie nights in the evenings. You'll learn a lot about Latin American culture and language.
    • There is WiFi for guests to use free of charge.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 337 restaurants in Antigua
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great pancakes! 26/03/2018
    • Bagel and a huge cup of coffee 10/01/2018
    • The Bagel Barn
    Address:
    5a Calle Poniente # 2
    Antigua 03001
    Guatemala
    Phone:
    +502 7832 1224
    Price range:
    US$ 4 - US$ 8
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    06:30 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Cafe Flor
    Restaurants (Asian, Thai)
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    Arielle W Says:

    Thai food is one of my favorite cuisines, so I was very excited to find this place. You can choose between indoor and outdoor dining to suit your environment preferences. The menu of pad thai and curries is enriched with exotic spices that capture authentic Thai tastes. If you are a Thai food lover, you won't be disappointed!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Vegetarian? No problem! You can enjoy an array of dishes that accommodate to your dietary preferences. Buen provecho!
    • Ask your waitress or waiter about how the restaurant was founded. The history is pretty cool!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #154 of 337 restaurants in Antigua
    • Save your Digestive System 21/04/2017
    • The worst food I've ever eaten 15/03/2017
    • Cafe Flor
    Address:
    4th South Avenue
    Antigua 03001
    Guatemala
    Phone:
    +502 7832 5274
    Price range:
    US$ 6 - US$ 12
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 - 23:00
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 - 23:00
    Fri
    11:00 - 00:00
    Sat
    11:30 - 01:00
    Other:
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    Earth Lodge
    Hotels
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    Arielle W Says:

    Earth Lodge is a hotel with an excellent restaurant for non-guests, serving breakfast and lunch paired with incredible scenery. It is located in the mountains of Aldea El Hato outside Antigua, at an elevation of 6,000 feet. With plenty of seating outside and inside where you can enjoy your food and conversation, there are even lawn chairs set up outside facing the volcanoes Agua (dormant), Fuego (active!), and Acatenango (dormant). It is a place for all ages, and pet-friendly as well! There is an avocado farm on the property, so avocados are a part of many menu items. All the food is made from scratch or bought locally, and they don't even own a microwave!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Need a ride to Earth Lodge? Contact the hotel by email or phone before your arrival to schedule a ride (at any time) with the private shuttle service!
    • Plan on staying a few hours to make it worth it, as it takes 30 minutes to arrive by car. Trust me, you'll want to enjoy the whole afternoon here after you see the view, the greenery, and the nature trails!
    • There is a hill to walk down in order to get to the hotel, so take that into account before you go!
    • This is a great place to go alone or with friends, and works well for larger groups.
    • You have to try the pulled pork sandwich or the bacon avocado burger, prepared with organic beef!
    • Breakfast and lunch are served from 8am to 3pm daily.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 129 Accommodation in Antigua
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Very Special Place 14/04/2018
    • Breathtaking views, family friendly, laid back vibe... 08/04/2018
    • Earth Lodge
    Address:
    Aldea El Hato
    What3words: ///rums.juggles.adoring
    Antigua 03001
    Guatemala
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