Restaurants

Top Choice Asian in Quetzaltenango

Esquina Asiatica

This charming upstairs restaurant refreshes palates with generous plates from around Asia – Chinese dumplings, Indonesia satay, pad thai, Vietnamese spring rolls and more, against a backdrop of vintage travel poster…
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 Guatemalan in Quetzaltenango

Aj de Lunas

This simple but cheerful dining hall is a good place to savor Quetzalteco home cooking, with daily specials like jocón (stew with tomatillo and cilantro) and caldo de patas (cow foot soup) served with a pile of tort…
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, and the paneer (cheese) almost as good a…
Guatemalan in Quetzaltenango

La Red Kat

An alternative cultural center focusing on the economic reintegration of returning migrants, La Red Kat also provides grants for young chefs in training, which translates into gourmet meals at popular prices. Locall…
Guatemalan in Quetzaltenango

Café Canela

For breakfast and lunch on weekdays, la nicaragüense owner 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 salads and t…
Bakery in Quetzaltenango

Xelapan

This centrally-located branch of the city-wide bakery chain is worth stopping into just to admire the fancy pastries on display, or to grab a bag of fresh cookies to go. The little cafe at the rear, often packed wit…
International in Quetzaltenango

La Stampa Bistro

This cute bistro just off the central plaza is liberally decorated with printing paraphernalia – the owner's great-grandfather ran Xela's first printing workshop. The menu has a bit of everything – steaks, fresh pas…
International in Quetzaltenango

Panque Waffles

A good recipe for any restaurant is to do one or two things, and do them well. Panque Waffles nails it with, um, waffles, as well as brilliant burgers. Throw in some coffee and juices, decent wi-fi and some urban sh…
Cafe in Quetzaltenango

Café Nativos

Part of a hostel/arts center in the Pasaje Enríquez, Café Nativos is an inviting place with good natural fare, espresso, French toast for breakfast, falafel and tofu in mole. A terrific balcony terrace, with counter…