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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. 


Monthly Specials and Events

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.

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.

Fridas Promociones Mundial

El Mundial en Fridas
Taquiza and 4 Doradas for Q. 250 +++ Mixed Nachos and a bucketfull of Gallo beer Q. 160. Calle del Arco no. 29, Antigua. For reservations call 7832-1296.

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.

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Brasil 2014 at Monoloco
World Cup Deals - Get a free t-shirt with purchase of 2 or bucketfuls of Brahva or Brahva Extra +++ Share: Nachos & bucketful of Gallo for Q. 155.50* +++ Share: Hamburger & a Monte Carlo for Q. 65.00*. (*offer valid when presenting ClubBi card and paying with a Bi credit card). 5a. Ave. Sur no. 6, Antigua.

Restaurante Wiener, Antigua Guatemala

The World Cup at Wiener
Promotions during the games - Liter of Gallo and chicken wings Q. 80.00 +++ Litre Gallo and meat loaf Q. 70 +++ 2 Gallos and Super schnitzel Q. 60.00 +++ Bucket of Gallos and sweetbread dish Q. 125. Calzada Santa Lucía, Portal del Comercio no. 8, Antigua. Tel. 7832-1244.

Festival Gastronómico 2014

5th. Food Festival in Antigua
On Sunday July 20 from 10:00 to 15:00, the fifth Food Festival of La Antigua and villages will be held at the Spanish Cooperation Center in Antigua. The event seeks to recover traditional recipes of typical Guatemalan dishes, especially those from the region of Antigua Guatemala. 6th. Ave. Norte, between 3rd. and 4. Calle Poniente. For more information call 7882-4479.

Las Velas - Camino Real Antigua

The World Cup 2014 at Restaurant Las Velas, Camino Real Antigua
promo 06-2014thFollow the World Cup Brazil 2014 At Camino Real Antigua - Take advantage of our special combos. We have LCD screens, air conditioning and private parking. 7th Calle Poniente No. 33B, Antigua. For reservations call 7873-7000.

Chez Christophe

The Soccer World Cup at Chez Christophe
Chez Christophe deals - Tuesday: 2 for 1 pasta al pesto, pasta margherita and pasta del chef +++ Thursday: 2x1 pizza margherita, pizza classica, pizza tropical and pizza vegetarianna. Come hungry. And remember: All World Cup matches shown on 42 "screen. 5th Calle Poniente no. 8. Phone 7832-1784

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World Cup menu at Restaurante Las Farolas
Plato Chapin: Sausage and chorizo, beans, guacamole, ... Q. 80 +++ Nachos Las Farolas: Nachos with chicken or beef or mixed, with beans, pico de gallo, ... Q. 75 +++ Plato Antigüeño: Two chicken tacos with cabbage, tomato and cheese sauce, 2 beef enchiladas, 2 tortillas with melted cheese, guacamole, ... Q. 70. +++ Quesadillas: Chicken or beef quesadillas with melted cheese, guacamole ... Q. 70 +++ Tabla Las Farolas (2 people): Steak, grilled chicken with lemon, marinated pork and sausages, served with refried beans, grilled onions, ... Q. 160. 9a. Calle Poniente y 5a. Ave., Antigua. Tel. 7932 1913.

La Escalonia

Brazil 2014 at Café de La Escalonia
Enjoy the Football World Cup in a natural environment. Ask for the different World Cup deals. 5th Ave. South no. 36C, Antigua. Phone 7832-7074.

Restaurante Le Fromage, Antigua Guatemala

Le Fromage
During the World Cup - 3 jars of light, dark or mixed beer for only Q. 50 +++Share your mornings - 2x1 breakfast at Le Fromage. 1st. Ave. Sur no. 9, Antigua. Phone 7832-5505.


: 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.

Los Tres Tiempos, Antigua Guatemala

World Cup Specials at Los Tres Tiempos
Sampler platter #1 for 4 people: Shukitos (mini hot dogs with guacamole), mini mixtas de chorizo (mini tortillas with chorizo and guacamole), mini tacos de chorizo, mini dobladas de queso, mini chiles rellenos (mini stuffed peppers), 4 Gallos beers. Price Q. 200 +++ Sampler platter #2 for 4 people: Chorizos, carnitas, chicken adobado, pork adobado (on weekend, includes chicharrones), 4 Monte Carlo beers. Price Q. 275. +++ Happy Hour during the games: 2 Gallo beers for Q. 35. 5a. Ave. Norte no. 31. Tel. 7832-6131.

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.