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Your guide to dining and restaurants in Antigua Guatemala

Spanish Sommelier School Opens in Antigua

Spanish Sommelier School GuatemalaDid you know that wine was already known in the Neolithic Era? And that wine production on a large scale began shortly after 3000 BC? That's 5000 years ago. Another well documented fact is that in most cultures, especially in the Roman Empire, a good glass of wine with meals was most appreciated. Although, due to the primitive winemaking and conservation techniques, wine was rather a sweet and highly alcoholic syrup back in those days. To make it drinkable it had to be diluted with water and enriched with honey and spices.

In Central America, on the other hand, a region that's traditionally more inclined towards the consumption of beer, rum and other spirits, a few more millennia went by until wine made its appearance on the dinner table. However, if it's true that it wasn't until the beginning of the XXI century that wine consumption in Guatemala reached at least some significance, it is equally true that the increase in sales in recent years has literally skyrocketed. What's still missing is a true wine culture. That's also the conclusion to which the Spanish School of Sommeliers of Guatemala has come. After starting courses in Guatemala City a few months ago, the school led by master sommelier René García Valdés is now about to open its classrooms in Antigua. 

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Monthly Specials and Events

 
Las Velas - Camino Real Antigua Promoción de Julio

Las Velas, Hotel Camino Real Antigua
Promoción of July - One bottle of Jean d'Aosque Merlot and a paté dish Q. 225 (+10% service charge).  7th. Calle Poniente No. 33B, Antigua. For reservations call 7873-7000.

 
Restaurant La Toscana, Antigua Guatemala

Weekday Deals at La Toscana
Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 16:00: Minestrone Genovese, mixed salad, spaghetti al pomodoro or fettuccini Alfredo or pizza margarita Q. 45.00 (includes homemade bread) +++ Monday to Friday 15:00 to 18:00: House tiramisu or homemade gelato, cappuccino, tea or espresso, amaretto or sambuca Q. 35.00. 1st. Avenida South no. 17A, Antigua. Reservations: 7832-9864.

 
Fridas

Fridas
Monday
: 2x1 tacos, margaritas and rum +++ Tuesday: 2x1 enchiladas and vodka +++ Wednesday: 2x1 nachos, wine and daiquiri +++ Thursday: 2x1 soups, margaritas, tequilas and mojitos +++ Friday: 2x1 Pastel azteca +++ Saturday and Sunday: 3x2 mango chicken, aunt Delia chicken breast and tangerine & jalapeño chicken +++ Saturday: live music. 5th Ave. Norte no. 29, Antigua. Phone 7832-1296.

 
Reilly's La Esquina, Antigua Guatemala

Reilly's La Esquina
Monday to Friday: Happy Hour from 10am to 7pm: Rum, gin, vodka & beer Q. 13.00, mojito & margarita Q. 17.00. -  Lunch special from 12 to 4pm: Sandwiches with fries + soda or beer Q. 40.00 +++ Monday: Pub quiz starting at 7pm. Brooklyn beer & fish and chips special +++ Wednesday: Killers Pool tournament at 7pm. Beer or rum for the players for Q 13.00, while the game lasts. +++ Thursday: NGO night. Special prices for the NGO workers. +++ Friday & Saturday: Party night with our house DJ. +++ Sunday funday: Barbecue special, Happy Hour all day long, live music. **We offer reservations for private events** We have draft Gallo beer. Ask for our Guinness special! 6a. Calle Poniente no. 7, Anigua Guatemala.

 
La Barraca, restaurante de paella en Antigua Guatemala El nuevo Banquete Reina

Paellas La Barraca Antigua
The all new Queen Banquet - Our best paella for four people, one bottle of wine, salad and BBQ ribs for just Q595. . 6a. Ave. Norte no. 17, Antigua. Reservaciones al 7832-8427.

 
Entre Campanas Desayuno 2x1 todos los días

Entre Campanas
2 x 1 on the entire breakfast menu at restaurante Entre Campanas. Every day! 9th. Calle Oriente no. 19, inside Hotel Los Pasos, Antigua. Phone  7955-6262.

 
Mesón Panza Verde

La Cueva Live - Mesón Panza Verde
Mondays 8-10pm: Nelson Lunding +++ Thursdays 8-10pm: Cesar Barrios, Guitarra Latinoamericana, cover Q. 35 +++ Fridays, 8-10pm: Latin Trio, Denis Medina on Cubano Tres, cover Q. 35 +++ Saturday, July 12, 5:00pm: Más música, menos violencia, a unique recital by artists of Sistema de Orquestas de Guatemala (SOG). Suggested donation Q. 150. Proceeds will be used for initiatives of SOG +++ Saturdays 8-10pm: Sergio Zepeda, guitar, cover Q. 35. 5th Avenida Sur no. 19, Antigua. Phone 7832-2925.

 
Las Palmas

Las Palmas
Live music 7-9pm - Monday & Tuesday: Música Bolera +++ Wednesdays & Thursdays: Bossa, Brazil/North American, soft rock and Cuban music with Trujillo, René, Gilberto and Bryan +++ Fridays & Saturdays: Tropical salsa by Grupo Caribe +++
Sundays: Karaoke & Wobble +++ Daily: Movie from 2:00 to 4:00pm. 6th Avenida North no. 14, Antigua. Phone 7832-9734.

 
Rainbow Café

Live music from 8:00pm at Rainbow Café
Mondays: Eric Fry, enjoy a great mix of western and rock music! +++ 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: Bonfire Night. Different guest artists and drink specials from 8pm +++ 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.

 
 
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