Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Panajachel

Restaurante Hana

Serving absolutely authentic Japanese cuisine, Hana is ensconced in the serene courtyard of the Casa Cakchiquel graced by hanging plants and a gallery of photos of old Pana. Besides preparing such classics as nigiri…
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 Guatemalan in Quetzaltenango

Café Canela

For breakfast and lunch on weekdays, Martha, aka la nicaragüense, has a simple setup with a sunny patio and alternative vibe. You'll find creative variations on the essential menú del día (Q20), nicely dressed salad…
Top Choice Indian in Quetzaltenango

Sabor de la India

Authentic south Indian fare is whipped up here by a fellow from Kerala. Servings are huge; the thalis – platters of curried veggies, chicken or beef – are highly recommended. Often populated by groups of gringos, th…
Top Choice Guatemalan in Huehuetenango

La Tinaja

As much a cultural center as a cafe, the home of historian/gourmand Rolando Gutiérrez has an interesting library and a collection of old clocks, radios and namesake tinajas (urns), all displayed in a series of invit…
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 Guatemalan in Guatemala City

La Cocina de Señora Pu

This tiny hole-in-the-wall eatery serves up excellent 'modernized' versions of classic Maya dishes. The menu is impressively wide – featuring beef, chicken, pork, duck, turkey, pigeon, rabbit, fish and shrimp – cons…
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…
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 Italian in Flores & Santa Elena

Terrazzo

Inspired by a chef from Bologna, this Italian gourmet restaurant covers a romantic rooftop terrace. The fettuccine, tortellini and gnocchi are all produced in house, the pizzas (made of seasoned dough) are grilled r…