Inside Doña Luisa Xicotencatl

Inside Doña Luisa Xicotencatl

The restaurant and bakery housed under the name of Doña Luisa Xicotencatl, on 4a calle oriente #12 in La Antigua Guatemala, has become a landmark of the town. Many people meet here for breakfast on the weekends or lunch during the week. I believe one the reason this business has become a landmark is the fact that many Antigüeños do not use the regular addresses. If you ask for directions, they will point you the yellow house across the street from Deliciosa or next door to Fridas or in the same building where once was Subway. This is enough to make go mad if you don’t know the town, but it makes perfect sense one you’ve registered in your mind all the possible landmarks.

Here is a little more information about this restaurant/bakery:

Located in a painstakingly restored 1650 home, restaurant/bakery Doña Luisa Xicotencatl, S.A. — named after conquistador Pedro de Alvarado‘s faithful companion — has become an institution in Antigua with an international following for its bread. Every day, locals and tourists alike line up in the bakery for whole wheat bread, carrot cake, raisin bread, banana bread, cakes and desserts. Many more patrons visit for a leisurely breakfast, lunch or dinner from a menu offering 69 items. (source: Candelaria’s Antiguas Virtual Library)

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  • Oya

    It looks like a nice and relaxing place.

  • LD

    Awww… one of my favorite Antigua places. I really do love that place. The food is great and so is the setting. And the art– those mural-type paintings in the front room on the second floor are amazing.

  • Oya: It is very mellow place, the food is great and the prices are reasonable. The bakery has no par in La Antigua Guatemala.

    LD: Okay now I know where we’ll have lunch next time you’re in Guate. Should I make reservations soon?

  • Utterly charming!

  • I’m going to have breakfast here tomorrrow 🙂

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  • Thomas Wheeler

    Rudy:
    Heavenly days this is my home away from home for the past 30 + Years . All those breads you speak of would you beleve on a weekend 700 loves go out the door!! Have a good week coming up Thomas

  • Mabel

    Best breakfast ever had … were in these patios sittin with friends. lovely place, beautiful country

  • Dale Raatz

    A little over 29 years ago Dennis was the Best Man in my Wedding. The Wedding Cake was made at the house by Luisa and the other ladies. When the cake was being delivered to Guatemala City for the wedding an empty beer keg rolled onto the cake and did a little damage. It was still the best Carrot Cake I ever ate.
    Terezinha and I still talk about that day and the cake. We now have two children (Francisco and Cassandra) that have families of their own, but to think it all started in Antigua over 29 years ago.
    Do you still throw darts after closing time?

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