Top 10 restaurants in Huehuetenango, Guatemala

December 22, 2017 Cedrick Jardin

Huehuetenango in Guatemala, from Central America region, is best know for . Discover best restaurants in Huehuetenango with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Restaurant Lekaf

6 Calle, Huehuetenango 13001, Guatemala
Excellent
7%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
7%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 13 reviews

Restaurant Lekaf

Reviewed By RAPLongueuil - Longueuil, Canada

Restaurant Lekaf is situated right next door to the popular Grill Parrilladas and mainly attracts families with children. The menu features general dishes (grilled meats, seafood, pastas, pizzas, etc.). The service is friendly and quick. The main draw of the restaurant is that it features live music with local musicians. The night I dined there, there was a pretty good singer who accompanied himself with his guitar and played local popular songs. Very enjoyable...

2. Pasteleria Monte Alto

Cnr 4a Av 2a Calle Huehuetenango, Huehuetenango 13001, Guatemala Lunch +502 7764 9227
Excellent
70%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Pasteleria Monte Alto

Pasticceria, Caffetteria

Reviewed By Jeannine2708 - Essen, Germany

If you like cakes, great milkshakes, frappuchinos and coffee, this is the place. Right on the side of the central plaza in the middle of Huehue, I ended up going there almost every day during my one weeks stay in Huehue.
After a day of touring the villages in the Cuchumatanes, what better way to relax than with a delicious cold coffee milkshake and a piece of their delicious cake – they have about 20 different cakes to choose from plus sweet and salty baked goodies like cupcakes, muffins, ham & cheese croissants, empanadas, etc.

3. Al Pomodoro Ristorante

8-40 Z-1 Huehuetenango 4c, Huehuetenango 13001, Guatemala Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast HK$31 - HK$157 +502 7768 1781
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 70 reviews

Al Pomodoro Ristorante

Ristorante Al Pomodoro, the place to enjoy the authentic Italian flavor, served in our rich selection of pasta and specialties. Enjoy your dishes with a delicious glass of wine or just enjoy our exclusive coffee, made ​​with regional products better. Ristorante Al Pomodoro has a rustic style atmosphere to enjoy with friends or family.We hope your visit cordially in Huehuetenango.

Reviewed By markaschmitt - Cairns, Australia

Yea, I know, it is an Italian restaurant in Guatemala, my expectations should reflect this fact. However I had read reviews on here and other sites and was hoping for something special. I did not get this.
The Cabonara was a nice creamy-based pasta, it was not cabonara however. The bread that came out with the meal was tasteless and buttered with some florescent material that tasted as it looked. The pizza, well, it just was not that good. There was a flavour there that was bitter and the crust was doughy.
BUT, I can handle this. What I cannot handle is being RIPPED OFF. I was over charged and then when I questioned the bill they tried to short change me. They had already put on a 10% service fee with no warning, simply not a place I can recommend.

4. Opera Catedral

2da Calle 8-22, Huehuetenango 13001, Guatemala HK$24 - HK$157 +502 5903 2965
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Opera Catedral

Reviewed By Ligia d

Me encanta el lugar y los miles de poemas pegados por las paredes. La comida es buena, variedad de bebidas y muy buen ambiente.

5. Dona Estercita

Calle 6-40 Zona 1 Huehuetenango, Guatemala 2, Huehuetenango 13001, Guatemala Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Guatemalan, South American Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$16 - HK$78 +502 7764 2212
Excellent
25%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Dona Estercita

Reviewed By Myna A - Guatemala City, Guatemala

There are limited restaurant options in Huehuetenango.
I liked Dona Esterica very much because the staff was
superb and the meal was basic yet filling, tasty and just
like a home-made meal.....comfy food! I had the chicken
that came with a couple side dishes.
Prices.....very, very reasonable.

6. Cafe - Valhalla

5ta. Av. 5ta. Calle, Nebaj 14013, Guatemala +502 7755 8007
Excellent
0%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 3 reviews

Cafe - Valhalla

Reviewed By volvic10 - Todmorden

Found this bar while we stayed in nebaj and it quickly became a favourite. Really good athmosphere, great staff and fab music videos. Ac/dc, iron maiden and guns and roses.
We gave the guys a list of music we liked and the next day they had downloaded our music which was fantastic!!!
Great coffee and fruit smoothies also and a great place to hang out.

7. El Descanso

3a Calle, Nebaj 14013, Guatemala Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Cafe, Guatemalan, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +502 7756 0202
Excellent
25%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

El Descanso

Reviewed By Sarah T

The restaurant serves very basic and overpriced food but there is a nice atmosphere and you won't find another place to meet travelers anyway.
The hotel is very basic as well, but reasonably priced.
I took a 3 day hike to Todos Santos with a guy I met at El Descanso. We were both very disappointed from the first hour. At the restaurant they don't give you any info and won't let you talk to a guide before you've paid. They have no clue.
I'm just going to detail our trip.
Before leaving, I told the receptionist I was vegan and asked if I would be accomodated or if I should bring extra food. Answer : "no se encuentra la carne en las montanas". OK. I still asked the guide when he arrived to double check. He gave me the exact same answer.
So we left and started our hike... with a 1.5 hour chicken bus journey. The guide was nice and fun. We then walked on a road for some time, stopped at a village for a 15 minutes lunch where the family would just stare at us (only the father was talking to us). The food was simple but good. The guy walking with me made it clear to our guide that if he paid a tour, it was to have more interactions with the families and not just be in their house for a very brief lunch. We kept walking until the night where we slept in a house with a few beds, no shower and absolutely no family to see. A man talked to us for 5 minutes and a woman brought us dinner but that was our only contact with them. Dinner was chicken soup. The guide said earlier that we where gonna have chicken and laughed looking at me, I assumed he was joking. But no. When I reminded him I did not eat meat, the woman took the bowl, brought me an empty one and I was left with tortillas. The guide started to eat and did not seem to care. Luckily for me, the other guy had extra food and he gave me frijoles. Nothing remarkable that day.
The next day our guide was much more distant. I asked him to call ahead the families to ask them to cook something vegan for me. I did not see him do it but he said he did. That day we passed some very pretty landscapes, stopped for lunch at a very nice family where we had spaghetti and tomato sauce and then... waited for a chicken bus to go to a viewpoint over Huehue and the volcanoes. The view was actually blocked as it probably is any afternoon because the sky was not clear enough, which we thought the guide was probably aware of... But he did really want to go to a restaurant there that had great pies. Another chicken bus ride to our last family, who once again had no interaction with us apart for bringing our meals.There we could go to a mayan sauna for an extra 10q which was nice because it was our only way to clean ourselves during the trek. Dinner was once again chicken soup, with veggies. They brought me frijoles and tortillas. I asked for veggies which seemed to be very complicated, but I realized the woman cooking seemed to have no issue at all making some in water for me, it appeared the guide was the one who found it very difficult. I got upset as he obviously did not warn them in advance and I cannot trek only eating tortillas and beans (I had to buy bananas in every village because really, I need fuel if I'm going to walk and tortillas just won't do it on the long run, and the other guy who was eating meat was craving some kind of healthy stuff as well). The woman brought me some boiled veggies very nicely and I apologized for being angry, I just wished they would have told me to bring snacks instead of lying to me before we left. Anyway the guide kept saying I was very difficult and making problems. That night, the other guy told me how the guide kept saying I was sexy when I was mad and I should punch him for being so rude. We were again in a separate place, a little creepy and dirty, but oh well...
For breakfast the next day, the woman brought bread that I ate. The guide cracked a laugh and said there were eggs in the bread, then high fived the other guy.
We were supposed to walk a little bit and AGAIN take a chicken bus, but the other guy decided to walk instead of taking the bus. I wanted to be in Nebaj early so was rather happy to stick to the original plan, but the guide explained that he had issues with women travelers in the past, and therefore if we were doing what I wanted (aka what was planned...) everyone would say it was because I was a woman, so he wanted me to convince the other guy to change his mind! I said no, that he was the guide and should take his responsibilities. Well, we walked. That day the guide was very much away from us, not even waiting for us most of the time. In the end I was happy we did walk because it wasn't that far and the people in Todos Santos were so much nicer than all the ones we've seen the previous days!
On our way back to Nebaj (not included in the price), he asked me many times to say good things about him, so I guess he has no idea how bad it was.
To sum it up: we paid $100 each for very little hiking, many chicken bus rides, extremely blend food (when there was any) and one day worth walking. The first day really is poor and the third day you literally walk for an hour (or 2,5 if going to Todos Santos walking). There is very little interactions with the locals.
If you really want to do it then go for it. You see a couple of very nice sceneries, but really it's not worth the trouble going all the way to Nebaj and such a high price.

8. Cafe Museo

Calle 7-40 4a | Zona 1, Huehuetenango 13001, Guatemala Cafe, Guatemalan, South American +502 7764 1125
Excellent
70%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Cafe Museo

Reviewed By loganeclark - Los Angeles, California

Best coffee I've tried outside of Antigua. Actually, it has lots of Antigua places beat. Free, fast Wi-Fi. Yummy homemade pastries. Beautiful environment with a "coffee museum" in the entrance (one room with various antique coffee machinery). Best part--they don't play techno dance music like the other coffee shops I've tried in Huehue. It literally took a sigh of relief and comfort when entering this place--like being back in the cafés in Los Angeles, only with Mayan ruins next door! Prices are a bit higher than what you'll find elsewhere. (Q13 or $1.75 for a latte, Q20 or $2.50 for a piece of cake). But worth it!!!

9. La Tinaja

Calle 6-51 4 | Zona 1 A Pocos Pasos De Edificio Villa Rosa. Frente a Parqueo La Cuarta., Huehuetenango 13001, Guatemala +502 7764 1513
Excellent
72%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
14%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

La Tinaja

Reviewed By Spock3 - Ocean City, New Jersey

Seriously. The platter of typico foods was to die for. We destroyed it so fast, even though we were only two and it was HUGE!
Beyond that, we picked up some great coffe (easy in this area, but still...) and black salt.
When we got trapped in the restaurant for over an hour because of a parade and the ensuing traffic, we had so much fun crawling through the different rooms and exploring the decor.

10. Cafe del Cielo

Mirador Dieguez Olaverri, Aldea la Capellania, Chiantla 13002, Guatemala Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer Guatemalan, South American, French Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$16 - HK$55 +502 5316 6300
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Cafe del Cielo

First stop in your trip to the amazing Cuchumatanes Mountains range, the Mirador Dieguez Olaverri is located at 3 100 m, at less than 20 kms from Huehuetenango City. The Café del Cielo (Sky Coffee Shop) offers you a cozy atmosphere and propose you a selection of the best coffees of Huehuetenango, homemade cakes, hot chocolate, ship meat, pasta, paninis and other specialties and tourism information

Reviewed By WFKtravels

Café del Cielo is actually 20 km from and about 1500m higher than Huehuetenango. It is reached by driving the multiple switchbacks on the 9N road...with its own stunning views and precipitous drop offs. The cafe has both inside Seating (music too loud for us) and outside tables. The menu is not huge but we came for afternoon tea and the coffee and cakes were delicious. Although we could only see glimpses of Huehuetenango way down below us the display of the clouds rushing up the escarpement and spilling over us was absolutely stunning....we could have sat for hours drinking cups of coffee and watching the ever changing natural display. At over 3000m, it starts to get a bit chilly late in the afternoon so a coat, at least in your car, is advisable. On a more basic note, the toilets were clean and well maintained, being frequently checked and resupplied by cafe staff. This cafe is a real find - the food and the location should not be missed. It is run by the owners of Unicornio Azul which is a few kilometres down the road from the road junction at La Capellania.

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