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Top Choice Fusion in Antigua

Mesón Panza Verde

The restaurant of the exclusive B&B Mesón Panza Verde dishes up divine continental cuisine in an appealing Antiguan atmosphere. The menu features an eclectic global lineup, with the French-trained chef putting a…
Top Choice Cafe in Antigua

Restaurante Doña Luisa Xicotencatl

Refreshingly local in character, this cafe is a place to enjoy the colonial patio ambiance over breakfast or a light meal. The selection of pastries are from the attached bakery; banana bread comes hot from the oven…
Top Choice French in Antigua

Bistrot Cinq

Popular among the mature expat crowd, the Cinq is a faithful replica of its Parisian counterparts, offering zesty salads and classic entrees such as mahi-mahi amandine and filet mignon. Check the blackboard for exci…
Top Choice Israeli in Antigua

Zoola Antigua

The restaurant component of Zoola hostel whips up highly authentic Israeli fare. Nosh on falafel, kebabs or sabich – a wrap stuffed with hummus, eggplant and salad. Seating is at low coffee tables surrounded by pill…
Top Choice Pub in Antigua

Por Qué No?

This alternative cafe is a vertically oriented space that takes up an absurdly narrow corner of an old building (grab the rope to reach the upper level) with vintage bric-a-brac hanging from the rafters and every su…
Top Choice Mexican in Antigua

Cactus Grill

Created by a Mexico City native, this colorful little place does a brisk trade in authentic Mexican fare, both traditional and new wave, with superb salsas served in clay bowls. The fish tacos are heartily recommend…
Cafe in Antigua

Café Condesa

Baked goods – pies, cakes, quiches, scones and house-baked whole-wheat sandwich bread – are the strong suit at this grand old cafe set around the patio of a 16th-century mansion off the main square. The lavish Sunda…
Food in Antigua

Doña María Gordillo Dulces Típicos

This shop is filled with traditional Guatemalan sweets, such as coconut macaroons, dulces de leche and marzipan, and there's often a crowd of antigüeños lined up to buy them.
Salvadoran in Antigua

El Papaturro

This homey spot run by natives of El Salvador serves authentic pupusas – thick tortillas stuffed with cheese or chicharrónes (fried pork fat) and garnished with curtido (marinated cabbage) – and other snacks from Gu…
Cafe in Antigua

Fernando's Kaffee

Long a draw for coffee and chocolate mavens, this friendly corner cafe also bakes an array of fine pastries, including some delightfully gooey cinnamon rolls. Beyond the counter is an inviting patio ideal for a low-…