Guatemalan Food

Where to Eat & Drink in La Antigua Guatemala

 

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Traditional Guatemalan Beans

One of the joys of living in a foreign country is discovering the local cuisines. Guatemala has wonderful traditions and the meals that accompany them are well worth trying. Befriending Guatemalans and sharing their family’s traditional recipes is a treat for your soul and your taste buds. Lucky for me a dear friend shared her...

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fish, all the time!

 4096-7336 On Tuesdays and Fridays we get a visit from Esber Octavio Azañon and Danilo Ixcoy Azañon, cousins and businessmen who follow the family tradition – which began almost 35 years ago – of selling seafood for home delivery. With one call, Esber and Danilo come in their small pickup truck to the door of...

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El Simbolismo de los Tamales

The Guatemalan tamal is an extraordinary blend of flavors. Unlike the Mexican term that ends with an “e” which many English speakers have learned, in Guatemala the dish is called a tamal (the plural is tamales), and it’s a delight for the palate. It not only satisfies the appetite, but it also has a...

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Festival del Aguacate at Casa Popenoe

The Festival del Aguacate is an important event created to commemorate 100 years since the arrival of Wilson Popenoe to Guatemala and his discovery of the delicious avocados that grow in La Antigua and in Guatemala in general. It was during his first trip over here that Wilson Popenoe fell in love with La Antigua...

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It’s Cardamom Time in Guatemala

When you think of the outstanding natural resources and delicious products produced in Guatemala perhaps you would first think of their world-famous coffee or their rich cacao, their spicy chilies or their traditional staples of corn and beans. Those of you who have travelled further afield within Guatemala will know that this spectacular country is...

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The loquats of San Juan del Obispo

A níspero (loquat) is a sweet-yet-sour fruit almost the same size and color as an apricot and tends to be sweeter the more mature it gets. In terms of flavor, they are more like a mix between a citrus fruit and a peach, and to eat them most people peel the skin and get...

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Cafe Condesa

Cafe Condesa (MAP C4/E3/G3) Sun-Thu 7 AM-8 PM Fri-Sat 7 AM-9 PM Looking for something to satisfy your cravings? Cafe Condesa has great options for you to enjoy at any time. A favorite snack is the chicken liver pate, but you might also want to try the the herb cheese, the roasted peppers or their...

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The famous Shecas from Xela

Whenever we go on a trip, we usually bring something back in our suitcase that represents the place that we have visited. Some people bring back a type of typical handicraft that the region is famous for and others concentrate on taking loads of photos that they can print out and turn into postcards....

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Café Sky

7a Avenida Norte #80 |  7832-0737 Mon-Sat 7 AM-5 PM This plate is piled high with so much meat that it could easily serve four. Imagine generous portions of beef tenderloin, pork loin, chorizos, longanizas, chicken breasts, and barbecued pork chops on a giant platter. Then add the side dishes: refried beans, guacamol, and chirmol....

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