Beer and Hamburger Combo from Flan Antigüeño

Beer & Hamburger Combo from Flan Antigüeño

Guatemalans have a tendency to adopt foreign foods easily, but always adding the Guatemalan twist. That’s how you explain shucos from hot dogs, mixtas from hot dogs, nachos, papas fritas locas, pizza with ketchup, ceviche, pirujos from subway sandwiches, and so on.

Hamburgers are no exception. In La Antigua Guatemala, one of the best places to have a Guatemalan hamburger is at La Casa del Flan Antigüeño, right on Central Park. They have a combo which includes the hamburger, french fries, a tiny salad and beer; lager or dark, your choice.

I am sure I am missing many more examples of Guatemalanization of imported food; can you guys help?

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  • That looks good!
    Are the salads there safe for Americans to eat?

  • Ashley, what kind of Americans do you referred to: citizen from Guatemala, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico or the United States? If you mean, the latter, well, I can not say for sure what’s safe for anybody, really.

  • MaggieD

    Ashley, as Rudy says…one can never say for sure, but last September for 9 wks my friends and I ate salads daily in restaurants and never had a problem (I have a sensitive stomach) AND we was there during the N.Am. spinich scare. There doesn’t seem to be the general caution for salads there as in other countries. I will eat salads again this year when I go, but maybe not N. Am. tomatoes… 🙂 Happy eating!

  • MikeD


    I love your web site! My family will be in Guatemala next week. We are traveling down with my son’s high school Spanish Club. Your pictures have me hungry already!

  • Much of the lettuce eaten in the US is grown south of the dreaded border. Gringos eat latin lettuce everyday and appear to thrive on it.

  • Manolo

    I would be more interesting in how is the Flan at this self-proclaimed house of the antigueño flan. Although flan might be better accompanied by a Cuba Libre than a Moza. WDYT?
    PS. LMAO Rudy, you are really something dear (Pan)American friend.

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