Guatemala City Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Guatemala City

December 26, 2017 Christa Meece

Guatemala City draws visitors whose interests range from Maya history to contemporary culture. Two museums house Maya artifacts, some of which were discovered on a nearby archaeological site. Other museums exhibit indigenous and modern art. In Mercado Central, an underground market, shoppers bargain with vendors selling local handicrafts. Additional attractions include a botanical garden and a scale replica of the Eiffel Tower. A night out in bustling Zona Viva caps off a day of sightseeing.
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1. Hacienda Real

Zona 10. Majadas, Guatemala City, Guatemala Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Latin, Guatemalan, Central American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$196 +502 2380 8383
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Hacienda Real

An icon in Guatemala for more than 20 years. We offer the most delicious steaks in the country in a unique and beautiful ambiance That reacreates the colonial haciendas of latin america. Let our excellent staff serve and pamper you in a unique eating experience. A true delight for all the senses.

Reviewed By smilesaam - Detroit, Michigan

Filet was good not the best I’ve ever had though. Soup with cilantro was great. They brought that out as a starter along with salsa but no chips to go with it. Service was extremely slow. Waiter was nice but couldn’t ever find him. The atmosphere was excellent and worth the wait. Trees in the middle of the restaurant along with a live band. (Thursday evening).

2. Jean Francois

Diagonal 6 13-63 Zona 10 | Centro Comercial El Porton, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$8 +502 2333 4785
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Jean Francois

Reviewed By Chari3

The service here is impeccable, as you'd expect from a restaurant long patronized by the elite. The decor is Antigua-style colonial wiht modern comforts. The food is beautifully prepared. Desserts are limited. Most of the dining is under the arches of the outdoor patio in a beautifully landscaped courtyard.There is more parking than you might think, in a lot off to the side.

3. Donde Mikel

6ta Av 13 32, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$392 +502 2363 2984
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 602 reviews

Donde Mikel

Family business with great spanish food Welcome to our House

Reviewed By Javier C

Went to this amazing place and were serviced by Mikel, their owner. The place get full seats sometimes so I recommend you either go early or make a reservation. They have a very friendly service and food is very premium. You can't miss this place...MoreTks for the review it’s always a pleasure having you guys in our house Regards

4. Ambia

10a Avenida 5-49, Zona 14, Guatemala City 01014, Guatemala Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +502 2312 4666
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

Ambia

Reviewed By Giuliotoscani - Barcelona, Spain

The place could be anywhere in the world, just cool, just tasty, perfect service, variety of food. being intalian I tried the fettuccini and, aprat from the spelling mistake, it was delicious.

5. Tanoshii

Hotel InterContinental Guatemala | 14 Calle 2-51 Zona 10, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$196 +502 2413 4444
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 242 reviews

Tanoshii

Discover the best kept secrets of Japanese cuisine in a intimate yet relaxed atmosphere for enjoying the cuisine and oriental specialties.

Reviewed By Scott C - Panama City, Panama

Don't look at the fish in the sushi bar unless you have lots of wasabi. The salmon didnt look so great and aside from the tuna there was eel and kani (imitation crab meat) - the only fresh fish was snook aka robalo. We had some take out lunches that were decent and had nice vegetables included with beef teriyaki.

6. La Media Cancha

13 Calle 4-7 | Zona 9, Guatemala City, Guatemala Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +502 2331 6463
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

La Media Cancha

Reviewed By CarlosGMF - Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

Unquestionably the best meat in town, and after the latest wave of price adjustments across the board, the prices here are quite reasonable. Ordering the "Pyrex de Mixto", will give you the best range of flavor. I ask for mine "5/8" cooked. Favorite dessert here...MoreThank you for your review, is very important for us knowing about your experience in our resturant to make it better every time.

7. Picasso Stone flame oven

Hotel InterContinental Guatemala | 14 Calle 2-51 Zona 10, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala Parking Available, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 - HK$94 +502 2413 4444
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 251 reviews

Picasso Stone flame oven

Experience the gastronomic culture of Mediterranean cuisine. Pizzas prepared at the moment in the Stone Oven, where the flavor and colors combine in a pleasant ambience.

Reviewed By capt_110 - Guatemala City, Guatemala

Pizza and pasta are amazing, service is excellent..I was in the Hotel Intercontinental for two weeks and I went to Picasso five times and all of them were nice experiences..

8. Donde Joselito

Av 10-06 4, Guatemala City 01009, Guatemala Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Guatemalan, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +502 2334 2343
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 678 reviews

Donde Joselito

Reviewed By Jorge_sainzmx - Mexico City, Mexico

Don't expect fancy decorations and your up the notch steak place. While Donde Joselito is roomy and can greet more than 100 people you should expect to wait from 20-30 minutes to be seated. The place is packed!
Serving more than 500 pounds per day, the meat is excellent and service great!

9. Del Griego

1 Avenida 12-16 | Zona 10, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Seafood, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$39 - HK$275 +502 5945 0000
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 491 reviews

Del Griego

Real Greek and mediterranean home cooking!!! New management...Chef Yanakis(R) will take you back to Mykonos and Santorini!!!

Reviewed By jacobom762 - Toronto, Canada

a very large variety of dishes, more than 250 different ones between appetizers and mains, prices are affordable, portions are generous ( very ), the Owner is almost all the time there, friendly person, will make your experience formidable.
most evenings there is a trio playing and singing soft latin music, on Fridays ( I believe ) they have another singer with guitar who plays very nice and diverse music ( his name is Vinicio ). very friendly staff, very pleasing too. The Owner has a philosophy that when you go to a restaurant is because you want something different from what you prepare at home and that you want to be pampered and not having to do the dishes, treated properly with EDIBLE food and generous portions, you should not leave this place hungry by any means.
Overall it is a great experience, not to be missed, it is also centrally located in the Zona Viva ( sort of tourist area ) close to several first class hotels like Radisson next door,
Courtyard by Marriott across the street, Holiday Inn 1/2 bloc away, Hyatt Regency 1 block away, InterContinental 2 blocks away, etc.
we have been going there already a few times and keep going back.

10. Gracia Cocina de Autor

Avenida 13-05 6 | Zona 10, Plaza Diez, Segundo Nivel, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Guatemalan, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$16 +502 2366 8699
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 327 reviews

Gracia Cocina de Autor

Reviewed By FrustratedWolff - Los Angeles, California

We had calamari and Serrano ham croquettes as entrees. Both were very well presented on the plate. Sorry I didn't take pictures. But the taste was outstanding. We then ordered Shrimp Risotto and Shrimp with coconut and tamarindo sauce. Both were delicious. The ambiance was nice. The Maitre D was French so I loved his accent and was very helpful and nice. Suggested we try a Chilean wine which was a very good choice. We enjoyed our lunch and would definitely go back.

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