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Latin, Guatemalan, Central American, Vegan Options
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1era Avenida 13-51 | Zona 10, Guatemala City 13-44 Z10, Guatemala
+502 2337 4188
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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New York City
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890 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 557 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late to a hotel on the same block, and most of the restaurants in the vicinity were already closed. This restaurant is open until 11pm on weekdays. The interior looked inviting and the menu was appealing. The food quality however, was not good and the prices were too high for the mediocre food this restaurant serves. The guacamole... More 

Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We selected this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and it was outstanding. One of the best dinners we had while visiting Guatemala. We all had different dishes and none of us were disappointed - even the Rooster Breast! Nice selection of wine. It was a little noisy, as we were seated next to large group.

Thank fdunlap
Santa Barbara, California
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorites with so many traditional examples of Guatemala foods... varieties of tamales, unique soups and dishes. All are things you usually find in the home. We are lucky to have such a wonderful place with character and charm.

Thank Anabel-2013
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are interested in Guatemala cuisine, this is the place. Good selection of dishes, wine and beer.

Thank GuillermoME
adams, NE
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96 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were recommended to Kacao as a great local restaurant, and we were not disappointed! Kacao had a wonderful atmosphere, super friendly staff, and delicious local food. It is reasonably priced, but not cheap. Portions are not huge, but they are adequate. I would highly recommend Kacao if you want to experience a friendly atmosphere with cuisine that is local.

Thank sherylselivanoff
Mexico City, Mexico
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141 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great place to have dinner. Ambiance is rustic but ad-hoc to the food you are about to enjoy. While you think you are to start your meal right away, the staff gives you some time to cool down... no fast food joint so, you'd better hold your horses before going berskerk because no one is paying close attention to you.... More 

Thank Jorge_sainzmx
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Hard to feel happy about dinner when it arrives cold and when the waitstaff couldn't care less The large group had left and maybe they were unhappy The eggplant was good to excellent but the mains of fish seafood cool to cold Not the sign of any care Wine just decent But We would not go back and had other... More 

Thank sitsis
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

When asked for a "typical local meal," several people recommended Kacao, which didn't disappoint. The food and staff were very good.

Thank Robert L
Miramar, Florida
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to try real authentic cuisine in a upscale restaurant this is the place. Highly recommended the seafood plate

Thank fernandoache
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Kakao conviently located in the hotels area in zone 10, has the best guatemalan menu with all the complicated spectacular mayann dishes from different zones. It has parkin area and it's located in a tipical palm hut with an interestic design

Thank twingoGuatemala

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 45
Latin, Guatemalan, Central American, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1era Avenida 13-51 | Zona 10, Guatemala City 13-44 Z10, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Guatemala Department  >  Guatemala City
  • Phone Number: +502 2337 4188
Traditional and gourmet Guatemalan food set on a large "palapa"style architecture. Upscale traditional decoration, local music and waiters with typical outfits; great for turists, out of town clients, families and local foodies. A wonderful Guatemalan experience right in the center of the Hotel zone.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?