El Oriente restaurants

Cafe in Ipala


Offers refreshingly tasty coffee and nice comida tipica (regional food). Service is friendly service and some staff speak excellent English. Its decor is simple, but the place is an oasis of sorts, well worth stoppi…
Guatemalan in Chiquimula

Casa Lú

This chic, black-and-red restaurant has the look of a sushi shop but serves a variety of local Guatemalan dishes as well as the requisite pizzas, pastas and burgers, and some decent cocktails too. The frozen margari…
Fast Food in Esquipulas

La Rotonda

Opposite Rutas Orientales bus station, this is a round building with chairs arranged around a circular open-air counter under a big awning. It's a welcoming place – clean and fresh. There are plenty of options to ch…
Chinese in Esquipulas

Restaurant El Angel

This main-street Chinese eatery does all the standard dishes, plus steaks and a good range of licuados (milkshakes). Home delivery is available, and it has daily specials on the cheap, too.
Guatemalan in Esquipulas

Restaurante Calle Real

Typical of many restaurants here, this big eating-barn turns out cheap meals for the pilgrims. It has a wide menu, florescent lighting and lots of paintings of the basilica on the wall.
Steak in Esquipulas

City Grill

The best steakhouse in town (featuring some of the best steaks for miles around) also serves up some decent seafood and pasta dishes. The pizza is worth a look-in, too.
Cafe in Jalapa


Like a little oasis alongside the hectic market area, this air-con haven has good coffee, some decent breakfasts and the widest menu in town.
International in Chiquimula


Chiquimula option with a wide menu featuring pasta, pizza, seafood and steaks, all served up amid chilly air-con, with relaxed and friendly service.