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Your Guide to Dining and Restaurants in Antigua Guatemala

Welten - Defying the Years

Restaurant Welten, Antigua GuatemalaNo doubt, we live in a dynamic and fast-paced world in which things are of short duration and time is money. And the universe of gastronomy is no exception, especially in Antigua, where restaurants pop up like soap bubbles only to disappear into oblivion a few weeks or a few months later. In times like these there's something spiritual about the feeling you get when entering a place that opened its doors when a good portion of our readers were still attending elementary school.

Case in point is restaurant Welten on 4th Calle Oriente, for over thirty years synonymous with exquisite food and excellent service in Antigua. The secret of its longevity is its impassive continuity, unimpressed by the relentless succession of fashions and trends and with unconditional respect for tradition.

As living proof, many of the current staff are the same people who served the guests at the opening of the restaurant over thirty years ago. So too the present manager, Nidia Nàjera, remembers, not without a touch of nostalgia, how it all began back in 1984.

Camino Real - Star Wars 2015

The Mixology Lab

The barman, master of cocktailsWith our monthly column "The Mixology Lab" - sponsored by Finest Call Premium Cocktail Mixes - we would like to introduce you to the fascinating and colorful cocktail world.

Cocktail mixing, or mixology, is a form of creative expression and has been an art since its beginning. It all began when barmen started mixing alcoholic beverages with fruit juice.

The term cocktail was coined because the bartenders initially used to decorate these spirits with long rooster tails. Among the art of mixology, the Martini stood out pretty soon as the "King of Cocktails".


The Sommelier's Column - The Wines of France

The column of sommelier Douglas MontoyaThe Column of the Sommelier is presented by Douglas Montoya of the Spanish Sommelier School in Guatemala. In this second edition, Douglas tells us some interesting facts about the wine production in France.

France is recognized throughout the world for the diversity of its wines. It ranks among the first countries in terms of production and quality of this product. Composed of 17 wine regions, the multitude of terroirs with many different grape varieties offers a wide range of wines for every taste.


Read more about the five major wine regions and the famous wines they produce ...




DegustantiguaMonthly Specials & Events

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Star Wars at Hotel Camino Real Antigua
Star Wars Fans Celebration - Experience the best exhibitions from fans and collectors.  There will be lots of surprises as well as souvenirs and toy sale. Sunday October 4, from 9 am to 8 pm. Admission for adults and children Q. 35.00 per person. 7a. calle Poniente 33B. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Tel. 7873-7000. 

Rainbow Café Promociones Rainbow Café

Rainbow Café
Free coffee with your Banoffee
- Coffee + Banoffee Pie Q. 24.00 +++ Monthly special - Falafel with fresh lemonade Q. 32.00 (from 12 to 2 pm). 7a. Avenida Sur no. 8, Antigua. Tel. 7832-1919.

Las Velas - Camino Real Antigua Parrillada dominical en el restaurante Las Velas

Las Velas - Hotel Camino Real Antigua
Enjoy the Sunday Grill with your family at restaurante Las Velas, Hotel Camino Real Antigua. Price Q. 165.00 per person.  7th. Calle Poniente No. 33B, Antigua. For reservations call 7873-7000.

La Reunión Golf Resort, Antigua Guatemala

promo 08-2015-vino-thWine Promotion at La Reunión Golf Resort
Get 10% off your finial bill when buying 2 bottles of San Pedro Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc 1865 from Chile. La Reunión Golf Resort, Ruta Nacional 14 km 91.5, San Juan Alotenango. Tel. 7873-1400.

Casa Santo Tomás Daily Specials at Casa Santo Tomás

Daily Specials at Casa Santo Tomás
Tuesday thru Friday, from 12:30 pm to 3:15 pm - Daily specials with natural drink, soup and main dish for only Q. 35.00. 2a. Ave. Sur no. 10B. Tel. 7832-1129.

Restaurante Fridas Antigua Guatemala September Specials

The specials at Fridas
MOnday to Friday: Second dish half price +++ Wednesday: Ladies Wednesday, all-girl tables will receive 25% off the tab +++ Thursday: Have a blast with live world music +++ Friday: Mezcal Friday, the best variety of mezcal and live music by Mercedes Escobar +++ Friday 18th: Fiesta La Lucha! Live music with Mercedes Escobar. Calle del Arco no. 29, Antigua. For rservations call 7832-1296.

Chez Christophe

Chez Christophe
Deals at Chez Christophe - Mango, avocado and pepitoria salad Q. 50.00 +++ Pasta Bolognese Q. 70.00 +++ Mango shrimps Q. 110.00 +++ Pizza Tex-Mex Q. 125.00 +++ Pizza with salad rocket, mango and avocado Q. 120.00 +++ Copa zorro Q. 35.00+++ Tuesdays: 2x1 Pasta +++ Thursdays: 2x1 Pizza. 5th Calle Poniente no. 8. Te. 7832-1784.

Mesón Panza Verde

La Cueva Live - Mesón Panza Verde
Fridays, 8-10pm: Latin music night with Max and José. Cover Q. 35.00 +++ Saturdays 8-10pm: Live guitar with invited artists. Cover Q. 35.00. 5th Avenida Sur no. 19, Antigua. Phone 7832-2925.

Jungle Party, restaurante en Antigua Guatemala Jungle Party, fund raising lottery

Jungle Party
Every Tuesday at 4:00 pm - Fund raising lottery with lots of prizes sponsored by the best shops and restaurants in Antigua.  Q. 10. each carton, the more you play the more you help! All proceeds go to charity. 6a. Ave Norte no. 20. Tel. 7832-8975.

Rainbow Café

Rainbow EventsLive music from 8:00pm at Rainbow Café
Different Guest Musicians +++ Tuesdays and Thursdays: Gustavo, this local musician plays a mix of Latin and western classices +++ Wednesdays: Open Mic Night, hosted by different musicians; come along and show your skills! +++ Fridays: Diffrent Guest artists +++ Saturdays: Variety of bands and musicians. Sundays: Kenny Molina, one of Antigua's most loved musicians plays a variety of Latin music that will make you dance. 7a. Ave Sur no 8, Antigua. Phone 7832-1919.

Epicure Restaurant, Antigua Guatemala

Epicure Restaurant
Live Music - El Trio, Saturdays from 7:00 to 9:00pm and Sundays from 1:00 to 3:00pm. 3a. Ave. Norte no. 11-B. Tel. 7832-5522.

Los Tres Tiempos, Antigua Guatemala

Los Tres Tiempos
Live Boleros - Every Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Throughout the month: 2x1 on glasses of wine. 5a. Ave. Norte no. 31. Tel. 7832-6131.