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Your guide to dining and restaurants in Antigua Guatemala
Glow Party at Jungle Party

Restaurante Del Arco - Meat lovers unite!

Restaurante Del Arco, Antigua GuatemalaThe ancient town of Santiago de los Caballeros, as Antigua Guatemala was once known, is one of those rare cities that can be called a living museum. In fact it is almost impossible to walk its cobblestone streets without encountering some building or monument that was of importance at some point in history. And that’s no doubt what attracts all those visitors day after day, local as well as foreign, who enjoy lodging, eating or just walking inside those ancient walls full of stories and legends, that still evoke the early days of the conquest of the New World.

One of the most emblematic monuments in this context is undoubtedly the famous Arch of Santa Catalina which was built in 1693 and lends its name to Fifth Avenida with its elegant cafes, shops and restaurants. A fact that many ignore is that the Arch is part of the homonymous convent, which for many years has been hosting a hotel and a restaurant. The latter, Del Arco, has recently changed ownership and is seriously determined to become a relevant player in local gastronomy, above all among grill aficionados.

We sat together with Carmen, her husband Darryl and her sister Patty to learn what makes Del Arco a contender and received a free lesson in Antiguan history along the way.



Top 10 on Tripadvisortop 10 restaurants in Antigua Guatemala


no. 1Pumpin Drinks
no. 2Hector's Bistro
no. 3Metiz Delicatessen
no. 4Café La Parada

no. 5Porque no? Café
no. 6Frank & Fre Gastropub
no. 7Angeline
no. 8Origami

no. 9La Gastroteca
no. 10La Toscana


no. 1Metiz Delicatessen
no. 2Porque no? Café
no. 3Frank & Fre Gastropub
no. 4Origami

no. 5La Fondita
no. 6Pappy's BBQ
no. 7Cafe Sky
no. 8Tarritos

no. 9Cactus Taco Shop
no. 10Sobremesa


DegustantiguaMonthly Specials & Events

Jungle Party, restaurante en Antigua Guatemala

Jungle Party - Party Weekend
Saturday, May 30: All you can eat BBQ for Q. 65.00, from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Glow party at 7:00pm, no cover, drinks and special shots, live DJ music +++ Sunday, May 31: All you can eat breakfast for Q. 40.00 from 7:00am to 1:00pm. Splash pool party, sunset live music, Tequila Sunrise and Margaritas Q. 15, special smoothies. 6th Ave Norte no. 20. Tel. 7832-8975.

Caffé Opera Bistrot, Restaurante en Antigua Guatemala Caffé Opera Bistrot

Mother's Month at Caffé Opera Bistrot
Throughout the month of mothers - The second main course at half price when buying a starter and a main course (not valid on Saturdays). 4th. Avenida Sur no. 1, Antigua. Tel. 7832-9133.

Filadelfia - Hotel Resort and Spa Filadelfia - Hotel Resort and Spa

Filadelfia Coffee Resort
A night with mom - Spoil mom at Filadelfia Coffee Resort in May with this special package: Welcome drink, one night lodging, two buffet breakfasts at Cafetenango restaurant. Price $ 200 (tax included). Tel. 7728-0800. San Felipe de Jesús.

Ni-fu Ni-fa

El Día de la Madre en Ni-fu Ni-faMother's Month at Ni-fu Ni-fa
Celebrate Mother's Day the whole month! When buying a bottle of Callia Shiraz Malbec or Callia Pinot Grigio, get an additional half bottle for free. Plus roses for moms and live music on Sunday May 10. 3rd. Calle Poniente no 21, Antigua. Tel. 7832-6579.

Casa Santo Tomás, Antigua Guatemala El mes de la madre en Casa Santo Tomás

Mother's Month at Casa Santo Tomás
Throughout the entire month ask for the many special offers for mom. 2nd. Ave. Sur no. 10 B. Tel. 7832-1129.


Tre Fratelli - April Deals
2 x 1 pizza on Wednesdays and Fridays (only home delivery). 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 9, 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 16, 5:00 pm: Maestro Tito Santis, latin guitar. Suggested donation Q75 +++ 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.

Monoloco Monoloco Restaurant & Sportsbar, Antigua Guatemala

Monday: 2x1 pizzas, with every large, receive a free medium one +++ Tuesday: Ladies night +++ Wednesday: 2x1 cubas libres +++ Thursday: Great offers on Corna & Modelo beers Friday: Live Music +++ Monday to Friday: Happy hour 5 to 8 pm. 5a. Ave. Sur no. 6, Antigua. 

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.

Las Palmas

Happy Hour en Las Palmas, Antigua GuatemalaLas Palmas
Happy Hour every day +++ Live Music - Monday & Wednesday 8-10pm: Trova Reggae with Gustavo Santos +++ Tuesday 7:30-10:00pm: Bossa Nova, romantic night +++ 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.

La Gastroteca

La Gastroteca
Monday through Wednesday: 2x1 glass of wine with meal +++ Friday: Half price on tortilla de patata tradicional +++ Sunday: 2x1 desserts. 1st. Ave. Sur no. 6, Antigua. Tel. 7832-5717 / 5859-2525.

Rainbow Café

Rainbow EventsLive music from 8:00pm at Rainbow Café
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.

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.

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.