Rio Dulce Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Rio Dulce

December 9, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

Discover the best restaurant in Rio Dulce, Guatemala including Buga Mama Restaurant, Sun Dog Cafe, Happy Fish Travel, Restaurante El Viajero, Casa Nostra, Restaurante Rosita, Restaurante Mc Tropic, Restaurante Ranchon Mary, Restaurante Margoth, Las Mexicanas Restaurante at Hotel Kangaroo
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1. Buga Mama Restaurant

Barrio Marcos Sanchez Diaz, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Guatemalan, Thai, Healthy, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$24 - HK$78 +502 7947 0891
Excellent
36%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
9%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 137 reviews

Buga Mama Restaurant

Reviewed By Cyndi B - San Diego, California

The food was excellent and plentiful. My daughter had the seafood soup in coconut broth. I had the 1 pound whole fish. We shared the ceviche without conch. Everything was delicious. As with previous reviews, the service is sweet but not on point. Ceviche appetizer came with the meal. Despite only 2 tables occupied, it took forever to get our food. They were out of gin. But the ladies were super sweet and were really trying. Serving to the right. Taking plates from the left. Learning the business! We are going back tonight for the 2 lb lobster.

2. Sun Dog Cafe

Callejon de la libreria el almendro, Izabal, Rio Dulce, Guatemala Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television Bar, American, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +502 4999 6972
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Sun Dog Cafe

Reviewed By Lindaesh

My husband and I stopped in to have a beer and pizza and watch the America's Cup with friends. Great atmosphere on the water of course. Good pizza. We had the veggie pizza and the veggies were fresh and tasty. We requested no black olives but our pizza came with them anyway. The food does not come out quickly but that's a good thing because it's all made to order. I'm looking forward to our next visit.

3. Happy Fish Travel

Calle Principal del Comercio, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Caribbean, Seafood, Guatemalan, Central American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +502 7947 0661
Excellent
30%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 191 reviews

Happy Fish Travel

Reviewed By L-JCanada - Vancouver, Canada

We did this trip, mostly because we weren't interested in long bus rides or any of the other alternatives, but wanted to take the opportunity to see some of the country. The boat ride was somewhat rough, but reasonable on the day we went. The scenery is interesting, but I wouldn't say amazing. Strolling through Livingston makes you appreciate all most of us are blessed with.

4. Restaurante El Viajero

Rio Dulce, Halfway Between Livingston and Rio Dulce, Rio Dulce, Guatemala Reservations Seafood
Excellent
74%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Restaurante El Viajero

Reviewed By nghk - San Francisco, California

Our tour guide arranged a lunch at this riverside restaurant, and had to order our special dish by phone ahead of time. This restaurant was a thatched building on stilts on the shore of Rio Dulce. We were served an unusually delicious fried fish, a small but fresh crab, and a bowl of full bodied, flavorful shrimp soup. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, and we rated it 5 stars.

5. Casa Nostra

75 yards from the dock and take a left. Continue 450 yards and it will be on your left side backing to the river, Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Delivery, Waitstaff Pizza, Guatemalan, Italian, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$78 +502 7947 0842
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

Casa Nostra

The nicest outdoor dining in Livingston. Dine next to the river under the stars or our umbrellas. We have the best food in town, specializing in Vegetarian, fresh fish, shrimp, calamari and Pizza. Our Shrimp and Calamari Pizza is our speciality. We also offer Curries, Masala and Paprika dishes. We know how to prepare fish, shrimp and Calamari in incredible ways that you will not forget. I buy my fish, shrimp and Calamari from the boats in my back yard at 6:30 AM daily. I promise you the best dishes in Livingston. We make everything from scratch including our salad dressings, Curries, Masala, Mojitos, Pina Coladas and more. Our dough and pizza sauce are our own creation. The dough is made the day before to increase the natural flavours of the dough overnight. Our pizza sauce is nothing you have ever had before. We can prepare special vegetarian dishes as you like and our Vegan pizza is outrageous.

Reviewed By Gemmtravels - Ghent, Belgium

Really loved this place. A lot of vegetarian options. We (2) shared the vegetarian quesidias, they were packed full of flavor. The environment is beautiful. The host is super friendly. We loved talking to him. Everything was great. We would certainly go back!

6. Restaurante Rosita

Aldea San Felipe de Lara | Rio Dulce, Rio Dulce, Guatemala Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Soups, Caribbean, Latin Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch +502 4812 2114
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Restaurante Rosita

Reviewed By Thomas L - San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras

My wife, friends, and I went to Rosita's two nights ago, and I could not have been more pleased. The service was spot on, the food was magnificent, and the ambiance--on the shores of Rio Dulce was enchanting. The restaurant is a bit out of the way, a pleasant walk on a boardwalk over lowlands, but it was worth every step. The man whom I assumed was the owner came to our table twice to make sure our evening was all we wanted. The wait-staff was polite and efficient. Even the chef cam to our table to make sure all was right. I had the conch with garlic, and it was a huge portion. The prices were very fair for the food we received. If you are in the Rio Dulce area, do not this miss this amazing dining experience.

7. Restaurante Mc Tropic

Main Street | inside of Hotel Rios Tropicales @ the Roof Top Terrace, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available Healthy, Bar, Seafood, Thai Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch HK$39 - HK$165 +502 5558 5656
Excellent
60%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 100 reviews

Restaurante Mc Tropic

Reviewed By anya_at_large - Ottawa, Canada

Our dinner here was great - we ordered the chicken curry and it was very good - we could have done with it being a bit spicer, but we love very spicy food. It was a good level of spicy for most people, I think. The staff were very friendly, and spoke a bit of English, helpful as we speak very little Spanish! The restaurant is right on the main street of Livingston, so you can people watch as you eat. (But not be bothered by people.) The restaurant and the bathrooms were very clean as well.

8. Restaurante Ranchon Mary

Aldea Relleno Rio Dulce, Izabal | Centro America, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18021, Guatemala Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Seafood Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +502 7930 5103
Excellent
36%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 61 reviews

Restaurante Ranchon Mary

Reviewed By Sabrina O - Naples, Florida

This is a nice Guatemalan-owned restaurant. Most of what they serve they make or source locally. Security is on-site for parking. If you go on a weekend, make time for this as you could be there for a couple of hours or longer...enjoy the slow pace! Lots of families here on the weekend. The fried fish is awesome and you can't beat their Pina Coladas, which are made with freshly ground coconut (everyday). Whoever said the comment about steak...this part of Guatemala is not known for their beef...anywhere. So if you're a beef eater wait until you return to your country or Guate City.

9. Restaurante Margoth

Livingston Guatemala | Livingston Izabal , Main Street Across "Nazareno" Church, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer Seafood, Guatemalan, Central American Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$118 +502 7947 0019
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Restaurante Margoth

Restaurant Margoth represents the true taste of Caribbean food for over 38 years, serves all kinds of seafood being their specialty the famous "Tapado" (seafood soup,banana and coconut milk) also features various dishes adapting to everyone. We invite you to visit us at Livingston Izabal ,Guatemala 's Caribbean paradise .

Reviewed By nottsnodz - London, United Kingdom

Food was generally mixed in Livingston, but of the places we tried, this was by far the best. The food was good - we had the tapado and a really nice soup. The place was clean but the best thing was the service - both the young male waiter and the young girl (owner's daughter?) were pleasant and chatty and made you feel like they actually wanted to serve you - a lot of other places hadn't.

10. Las Mexicanas Restaurante at Hotel Kangaroo

Rio Dulce, Guatemala Reservations Mexican +502 5363 6716
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Las Mexicanas Restaurante at Hotel Kangaroo

Reviewed By luke47 - virginia

We were guests at this awesome hotel and enjoyed breakfast and dinner there. The food is delicious, especially the "Desayuno Especial de Casa" - tortillas, eggs, cheese, green sauce! The other burritos were also very good. The dinner menu is just as good: burritos with mole sauce.
Even if you are not staying here, boat over here for the food!

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