Bajoneando Around La Antigua

Antigua is famous in the world for being one of the most beautiful cities in Guatemala, for its history and culture, for the traditions that it preserves, for its architecture; and of course, for the gastronomy. The colonial city becomes one of the favorite options for locals and tourists – both domestic and foreign to enjoy on a weekend and to relax.
With a diversity of restaurants and bars to enjoy at any time of day, great drinks, delicious food and good music. But after a good night of dancing and a couple of drinks, the body starts to need to refuel late at night. Most restaurants offer service until 10 pm, but thanks to the fact that there are some places to eat late at night, nightlife lovers can go to “BAJONEAR”; (term used to recharge batteries after a good night of drinks and dancing).

On la Calzada Santa Lucía we can find the "carnitas" stand by Doña Gladys, who very kindly will serve you a good dish of beans made in clay pot with pieces of chicken, beef or pork loin; of course, accompanied by a good pair of hot, grilled tortillas and hot souce. For more than 20 years, Gladys family has been selling typical food, and you can find it Monday to Saturday, from 9 at night until 1 in the morning.

A bit further out, but a classic place for the Antigüeños, is the Shucos stand of “Blaz”, as the locals friendly know him. In Jocotenango you will not find a better place to taste a good shuco of 30 cms in length, with all the sausages and meats that you can crave. Blaz can be found open until 2 or 3 in the morning, in the square of Jocotenango.

Now you know where to go when you are hungry late at night, surely you will not miss the opportunity to eat beans with meat, a shuco or a pair of tacos or gringas. La Antigua has so much to offer that even during the night, where only us night owls are looking for something to eat, there are options to enjoy, eat great food and have a good time.

Written by: Milton López

Translated by: Melissa Schroden

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