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Your guide to dining and restaurants in Antigua Guatemala

La Vaca Feliz - The best excuse to eat healthy

La Vaca Feliz, vegan and vegetarian restaurant in Antigua GuatemalaThe people we feature every month in Degustantigua’s gastronomic column have one common denominator: they all have an interesting story to tell. Another detail that many of them share is the fact that they moved to Guatemala or to Antigua a relatively short time ago.

Not so for the person we want to present to you this time; a true pioneer of, let's call it, imported gastronomy. And this makes the story twice as interesting. Who isn't curious what Guatemala must have looked like to a tourist or an expat, say, thirty or forty years ago? Well, if there's someone who can bring light in this topic it’s Regine Herzog, founder of the iconic Circus Bar at Lake Atitlan.

We recently met Regine to delve a little into the her past. Although the real object of our curiosity was her new and completely vegan restaurant La Vaca Feliz, on the south side of Antigua's Calzada Santa Lucía.

Relax & Jazz at El Convento

Fridas celebrates 20 years and re-invents itself

Fridas Restaurante in Antigua Guatemala turns 20After 20 years of serving excellent Mexican food in Antigua, Fridas Restaurant presents itself in a new look, with new dishes, new sauces and lots of activities added to the calendar. In fact, in addition to a restaurant, Fridas now proposes itself as a meeting point, a colorful space for smiles and the pleasures of good food and drink.

The restaurant currently has the support of Mexican chef Feliciano Carvajal, who has put all his experience and creativity in the elaboration of the new sauces and dishes. Thus Fridas becomes a place where you can enjoy the best of contemporary Mexican cuisine, and most important, find new friends. Happy birthday!

Read how all began 20 years ago.




DegustantiguaMonthly Specials & Events


Tre Fratelli - April Deals
1 Bottle of sparkling wine, includes a carpaccio or vegetarian antipasto Q. 199.00 +++ Wednesdays and Fridays: 2x1 Medium or big pizzas, to go or home delivery +++ Get one free San Benedetto Green Ice Tea with every pizza +++ Order our Calamari Ardenti and get a free Presidente Beer +++ Every day from 3 to 7 pm: Coffee time with dessert and coffee for Q. 25.00.  6th. Calle Poniente no. 30, Antigua. For reservations call 7832-7730.

Chez Christophe

Chez Christophe
Deals at Chez Christophe - Roasted red beet salad with feta cheese and avocado Q. 50.00 +++ Four Meat Pizza, chicken, bacon, ham and pepperoni, onion and peppers Q. 140.00 +++ Tex-Mex Pizza, bacon, barbacue chicken, sweet corn and jalapeño peppers Q. 125.00 +++ Dijon mustard chicken Q. 85.00 +++ Copa de Zorro, vanilla ice-cream, warm wild berries and Chantilly cream Q. 35.00 +++ Tuesdays: Pasta 2x1 +++ Thursdays: Pizza 2x1. 5th Calle Poniente no. 8. Te. 7832-1784.

Mesón Panza Verde

La Cueva Live - Mesón Panza Verde
Saturday 4, 5:00pm: Seth Mondfort, Classical & Jungle Pianist/Composer. Q. 75 Donation suggested +++ Saturday 11, 5:00 pm: Más Música, Menos Violencia, a unique musical recital by students of Sistema de Orquestas de Guatemala, (SOG). All proceeds support SOG and its programs. Suggested donation Q. 150 +++ Saturday 25, 5:00 pm: The guitar music of Sergio Zepeda and Julio Valle. No cover +++ Wednesdays, 8-10 pm: Tito Santis, Latinamerican guitar. Cover Q. 35. +++  Thursdays 8-10pm: Nelson Lunding, piano & vocal from New Orleans, cover Q. 35 +++ Fridays, 8-10pm: Latin Trio, Denis Medina on Cubano Tres, cover Q. 35 +++ Saturdays 8-10pm: Sergio Zepeda & Friends. Cover Q. 35. 5th Avenida Sur no. 19, Antigua. Phone 7832-2925.

Elú de El Convento

Wine Tasting Dinner at Elú de El Convento
Sunday April 19 - Join us to the Jazz afternoon on on the terrace of "El Convento Boutique Hotel". For only $8.00 you will enjoy a Beer Tasting with nachos, guacamole, chojin and beans and a wonderful sunset. El Convento Boutique Hotel, 2a. Ave. Norte no. 11, Antigua. Tel. 2421-5115/7720-7272.

Restaurante Del Arco, Antigua Guatemala Happy Hour en Restaurante del Arco, Antigua

Restaurante Del Arco
Happy Hour at Del Arco - Monday to Friday 5:00 to 8:00pm: 2x1 cocktails and Gallo beer. . 5th. Avenida Norte no. 28, Antigua. Tel. 7832-3610.

Monoloco Monoloco, Antigua Guatemala

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. 

Restaurante Fridas Antigua Guatemala

Fridas' Weekly Specials
Sunday Mexi Brunch from 10:00am +++ Monday: 2x1 margaritas and rum, karaoke +++ Tuesday: 2x1 vodka, the second dish at half price on the whole menu +++ Wednesday: 25% discount for ladies only tables, 2x1 daiquiri and wine, 2x1 quesadillas, lottery +++ Thursday: 2x1 margaritas, tequila and mojitos, live music +++ Friday: mezcaleros. 5th Ave. Norte no. 29, Antigua. Phone 7832-1296.

Restaurante Del Arco, Antigua Guatemala

Live at Restaurante Del Arco
Saturdays: Live Music from 7:00 to 10:00 pm +++ Sundays: Marimba from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. 5th Avenida Norte no. 28, Antigua. Tel. 7832-3610.

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.

Las Palmas

Las Palmas
Live Music - Monday & Wednesday 8-10pm: Trova Reggae with Gustavo Santos +++ Tuesday 7:30-10:00pm: Bossa Nova, romantic +++ Thursday 9:00-11:00: Reggae, Soca & Cumbia +++ Friday & Daturday 10:00-01:00: Salsa tropical with Caribe +++ Sunday: Surprise +++ Daily: Movies from 2:00  to 4:00pm. 6th. Avenida Norte no. 14, Antigua. Tel. 7832-9734.

Rainbow Café

Live music from 8:00pm at Rainbow Café
Mondays: Diffrent 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 March: 2x1 on glasses of wine. 5a. Ave. Norte no. 31. Tel. 7832-6131.