Best restaurants in Alta & Baja Verapaz

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Cobán

    La Abadia

    Cobán's dining scene has improved dramatically over the years and this is part of the finer dining scene. The surrounds are refined yet relaxed, the menu offers a great selection of local, international and fusion dishes, and there's a good wine list too.

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    Xkape Koba'n

    The perfect place to take a breather or while away a whole afternoon, this beautiful, artsy little cafe has a lush garden out back. Some interesting indigenous-inspired dishes are on the small menu. The cakes are homemade, the coffee is delectable and there are some handicrafts for sale.

  • Restaurants in Cobán

    Casa d'Acuña

    This restaurant, complete with orchids and a koi pond, offers authentic Italian and other European-style dishes served in an attractive oasis of tranquillity to a soundtrack of classical music. In addition to protein-oriented mains, there is a range of pastas (Q40 to Q65), salads, homemade breads, cakes and outstanding desserts. Service can be slow at times.

  • Restaurants in Cobán


    The widest menu in town is at this chic place, which is in a location so new even the geckos haven't found it yet. Billing itself as 'fusion' food, it takes a pretty good stab at Indian, Chinese and Italian dishes, with locally grown cardamom as the featured ingredient. Creative cocktails and mocktails make it well worth the detour.

  • Restaurants in Cobán

    La Casa del Monje

    Guarded by the 'iron friar,' Cobán's best steakhouse is set in a lovely colonial-era monastery a few blocks from the park. If you're not in the mood for big chunks of meat, local dishes like kaq’ik (turkey stew) are recommended.

  • Restaurants in Lanquín

    Restaurante Champey

    This large outdoor eatery halfway between town and El Retiro serves up good-sized plates of steak, eggs and rice and gets rowdy and beer-fueled at night. Vegetarian options are also available.

  • Restaurants in Cobán

    El Peñascal

    Probably Cobán's finest stand-alone restaurant, El Peñascal has plenty of regional specialties, Guatemalan classics, mixed-meat platters, seafood and snacks in a relaxed, upscale setting.

  • Restaurants in Cobán

    Casa Chavez

    Set in a lovely old house, Casa Chavez offers an ample, if uninspired, menu. Still, the location is great, and breakfast out back overlooking the garden and hills beyond is hard to beat.

  • Restaurants in Cobán


    Everyday supermarket items, just off the plaza.