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Your guide to dining and restaurants in Antigua Guatemala

Las Velas' Cosmopolitan Chef

Las Velas, Hotel Camino Real, Antigua GuatemalaWhen we listen to the thousand and one stories of the people we interview, we realize that the profession of a chef must be one of the most attractive and enviable ones. Granted, the pressure to which these culinary artists are exposed to day after day is not insignificant. And we all know or have witnessed what a pain some guests can be. But the freedom to travel around the planet and practice your passion and your skills wherever you please makes up for a lot of this.

In the case of executive chefs of the big hotels, it's hard to find one that hasn't worked in four or five different countries, that hasn't met a number of important people or who doesn't have a plethora of stories to tell. The chef that we're featuring this month, Salvadoran Walter Martinez of Hotel Camino Real Antigua, was even the personal chef of a head of state. Have we piqued your curiosity? Read the interview. 

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Las Bouganvilias Juntos pero no revueltos

Hotel Villa Colonial
Juntos Pero No Revueltos (Happy Together) - A wonderful theatre play of funny entanglements in which two couples (with some years of marriage) do all the unimaginable things to get better. A sitcom in which the public won't stop laughing from start to finish. Dates: 4, 13, 20, 27 September and 4 October. Admission Q. 60.. Hotel Villa Colonial, Alameda del Calvario no. 28, Antigua. Tel. 7720-3100.

 
Mesón Panza Verde

Panza Verde
Benefit Dinner - Have dinner on September 23 and Mesón Panza Verde will donate 50% of all proceeds to LAVOSI, The School for the Deaf. If you wish to learn more about LAVOSI, and its mission, there will be a short familiarization cocktail reception at 6:30 pm. Phone 7832-2925.

 
Las Velas - Camino Real Antigua Promoción de Octubre

Las Velas, Hotel Camino Real Antigua
October Special - Starter dish and main course with anacate mushrooms plus a glass of sparkling Súa and strawberry dessert as a courtesy of the hotel. Price Q. 225 (+10% service charge).  7th. Calle Poniente No. 33B, Antigua. Reservations: 7873-7000.

 
Reilly's La Esquina, Antigua Guatemala

Reilly's La Esquina EFTC Fundraiser Pub Quiz
Monday, September 29, 7:30pm - Join in, test your knowledge, have a fun evening whilst supporting a school for Guatemalan children who are living in poverty! All team entry money is donated to the EFTC Foundation (www.eftc.org.uk). 6th. Calle Poniente no. 7, Anigua Guatemala.

 
Restaurant Angeline, Antigua Guatemala

Music and tapas at Angeline
Daily: Free tapa with every alcoholic beverage you order at the bar +++ Daily: Live Guitar music +++ Fridays: Flamenco night, starting at 7 pm. 2th Calle Poniente no. 3. Tel. 7832-0006.

 
La Barraca, restaurante de paella en Antigua Guatemala promo 06-2014th

Paellas La Barraca
Banquet for two - Enjoy two of our best paellas and a bottle of wine with your partner for just Q. 290 (regular price Q. 390). 6th. Ave. Norte no. 17, Antigua. Tel. 7832-8427.

 
Elú de El Convento Cena Romántica en Elú de El Convento

Romantic Dinner at Elú de El Convento
Dinner for 2 - Special romantic menu. A bottle of red or white wine Bodega Leyda, Chile. Private area decorated with rose petals, candles and flower arrangement of red roses. Special music upon request of the groom. Q. Price 1500.00 +10% service charge (reservation required). El Convento Boutique Hotel, 2th Ave. North no. 11, Antigua. Tel. 2421-5115/7720-7272.

 
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.

 
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, September 13, 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.

 
Monoloco Monoloco, Antigua Guatemala

Monoloco
Monday: 2x1 pizzas, with every large, receive a free medium one +++ Tuesday: Ladies night +++ Wednesday: 2x1 cubas libres +++ Thursday: Wing night with buckets of beer +++ Monday to Friday: Happy hour 5 to 8 pm. 5a. Ave. Sur no. 6, Antigua. 

 
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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