El Petén restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Flores & Santa Elena

Terrazzo

Inspired by a chef from Bologna, this Italian gourmet restaurant covers a romantic rooftop terrace. The fettuccine is produced in house, the pizzas (made of seasoned dough) are grilled rather than baked, and the fre…
Top Choice Italian in El Remate

Las Orquídeas

Almost hidden in the forest, a 10-minute walk along the north shore from the Tikal junction, is this marvelous open-air dining hall. The genial Italian owner-chef blends chaya, a local herb, into his own tagliatelle…
Top Choice French in El Remate

Mon Ami

On Jobompiche Rd, this peaceful palm-thatched affair is the French jungle bistro you've dreamed of. Try the lake whitefish or the big ensalada francesa (French salad). Specials usually run Q35 to Q45, and change fre…
Steak in Flores & Santa Elena

Antojitos Mexicanos

Every evening at the foot of the causeway these characters fire up the grill and char steak, chicken and pork ribs of exceptional quality. Their specialty is puyazo (sirloin) swathed with garlic sauce. Sit outside f…
Cafe in Flores & Santa Elena

Maple y Tocino

Amazing spot for breakfasts and lunches, ranging from smoothies and frappes (some topped with a fresh donut!) to waffles, pizza, sandwiches and wraps. Tasty coffee and espresso drinks and, to top it all, a view of t…
Cafe in Flores & Santa Elena

Café Arqueológico Yaxha

Part of the Hostel Yaxha, this spot offers the usual egg-and-bean breakfasts, but what's special here are the pre-Hispanic and Itzá items – pancakes with ramón seeds (Q30), yucca scrambled with mora herbs (Q38), chi…
Guatemalan in Flores & Santa Elena

Restaurante El Mirador

Refreshingly not aimed at foreign travelers, this traditional eatery does toothsome home cookin'. You'll find such hearty options as caldo de res (beef stew, only on Mondays), served with all the trimmings, and fres…
Guatemalan in Sayaxché

Café Maya

About the best bet for grub in town is this casual, open-air hall, a popular gathering place both morning and evening. Aside from the usual eggs-and-beans, it does pinchos (brochettes), served with abundant portions…
Steak in Flores & Santa Elena

Raíces

A broad deck and a flaming grill are the main ingredients at this lakefront restaurant/bar, possibly the prettiest setting in Flores for dinner. Chargrilled meats and seafood are the specialty; it also does wood-ove…
Cafe in Flores & Santa Elena

Cool Beans

Also known as Café Chilero, this laid-back place is more clubhouse with snacks than proper restaurant, featuring salons for chatting, watching videos or laptop browsing. The lush garden with glimpses of the lake mak…