Alta & Baja Verapaz restaurants

Top Choice Fusion 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 d…
Top Choice Guatemalan in Cobán

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 ho…
French in Parque Nacional Cuevas de Candelaria

El Bistrot Francés

The best eating for miles around is oddly located a few kilometers west of town on the road to the Candelaria caves at the Candelaria Lodge. The small French-inspired menu offers decent variety, and the daily specia…
International 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 tranquility to a soundtrack of classical music. In addition to protein…
Fusion 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, …
Steak 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 kack'ik (turkey stew) ar…
Fast Food in Salamá & Around

Antojitos Zacapanecos

For something a little different in the fast-food vein, check out the huge gringas: flour tortillas filled with pork, chicken or beef from this place. Better yet, grab one to go and have a picnic in the plaza.
Guatemalan 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.
Guatemalan 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, upmarket setting.
International 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.