We’re Men of Maize Diner Decoration

We're Men of Maize Diner Decoration

Café Santa María is quite possibly the most popular comedor in Antigua Guatemala nowadays. I eat there at least twice a week and often I come across acquaintances and friends from all walks of life. La Antigua’s Geeksquad even have met there a couple of times. By the way, the reason so many people from business owners to office clerks eat there often is because the food is very, very good; not to mention that the most expensive dish will set you back Q25. 😉

We are men of maize!. As I have mentioned before, it is impossible to think the Guatemalan, Mexican and Mesoamerican diet without maize. From the Popul Vuh (Popol Wuj in modern spelling), the Mayan equivalent of the Bible, which states that humans were literally created from maize, to Miguel Ángel Asturias‘ novel Hombres de maíz (Men of Maize) which is one of the best novels to understand Mesoamerica and its people. Guatemala and Mexico share the birth place of maize, which was and is the most important crop in human history. The richest diversity of maize can be found in Mesoamerica! (… continue reading).

What do think of the decoration, does it work for you?

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  • sheila

    Love it!

  • Stephanie

    I like the mural — but perhaps the title for this entry should be “Women of Maize”? 🙂

  • Cristina

    Mujer de maíz criando a un futuro hombre de maíz.
    I´m dying for a pepián antigueño: all those veggies and meat swimming in that delicioso recado negro, that you need to soak up with a tortilla or tamalito.

  • Where exactly is Café Santa María ?

    • @Annie, if you follow the first link, the name Café Santa María, at the beginning of the paragraph is a Foursquare entry with address, phone number and map. More often I am creating Foursquare venues with address, phone numbers and tips so it’s really easy to find and visit the places I review and recommend. You can follow my tips and recommendations at Foursquare as well.