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La Canche

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Avenida Norte 6a, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“beans” (3 reviews)
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Guatemalan, Central American, Latin
Avenida Norte 6a, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It took us a few tries to find this listing from the Lonely Planet and I’m glad we persisted. It was some of the best tipico food we had in Guatemala. We had to walk thru a grocery store to find it. The table needed...More

1  Thank cellofool
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

centrally located, but still far away from the tourist folks, this place is first a little shop. passing the shop desk, you get into a room with two large tables. all is very simple, but the food is tasty (and cheap). just beware of the...More

1  Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Nice decent food and really helpful and friendly staff when having questions. Nicely priced too. Luuk

Thank luuk62
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This restaurant has been around for about 60 years from what I understand and is well know with locals. You'd never find this place on your own as a gringo. The Pepian is sublime. We also sampled a local dessert called rellenito de platano, which...More

1  Thank StationToStation
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This place was a nice find. Cheap and quick and definitely an experience worth remembering: the guy running the cash register took us out to the back and led us to a small room with two tables. The lady came by and told us the...More

1  Thank Hunads
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We went there because we heard we had to try it while in Antigua. This is a local place not too much advertised. There is just a small sign in the small store offering "el menu del dia" for 20Q (3$US). To get to the...More

3  Thank Marco
Reviewed 14 March 2016

"A hole in the wall if there ever was one, this eatery behind a 'mom and pop' store consists of just two tables." Lonely Planet We actually managed to ferret out 2 more tables (total of 4) in the court yard. Food was okay and...More

1  Thank churchie26
Reviewed 20 February 2016

You enter the shop and go behind the counter to find the restaurant. Nearby a parrot sits free of its' cage commenting on all and sundry. You might get two choices for food chicken /beef, both will be cheap, hearty and tasty. Fresh avocado and...More

1  Thank C M
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

La Canche its an iconic and historical site of Barrio La Merced, some of the recipes go back more than 4 generations, I got to share the Family's table, was looking for the real taste of Guatemala's most celebrated dishes like Pepian and was amazing!....More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

A cute little behind the store restaurant. The little old ladies are absolutely adorable and very accommodating. If your a backpacker looking to try the local food, look no further. The food is pretty good but the atmosphere is great. You'll feel like you're at...More

1  Thank 1406traveller
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Guatemalan, Central American, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Norte 6a, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
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