Guatemalan Cuisine: Mojarras fritas

Guatemalan Cuisine: Mojarras fritas

Mojarras fritas, fried tilapia fish, is one of the Guatemalan foods, like chow mein dish, found everywhere in the country of the eternal Spring. Fresh mojarras fritas can be found anywhere there’s a body of water like a river, lake or sea. Mojaras fritas is the Guatemalan equivalent of fish and chips. A plate like the above can set you back about Q35/$4.50 and includes tortillas, papas fritas (fries), avocado and salad, most of the time; most restaurants will sell this for about Q100/$12.50. Bon appetite!

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  • Eric

    Looks delicious, Rudy.  I must say, I am very fortunate to have friends from Central America up here in the corner pocket…believe it or not, I regularly get mojarras fritas con tortillas, arroz, frijoles, chicharon, e yuca for about the same $4.00.  Of course, thanks to your foto, I’ll have to do some comparison the next time I’m in La Antigua.  For scientific research purposes, of course.  😀

    • Yes Eric, you have do some comparisons for sure. Can I come along to make sure you’re served correctly?

      • Eric

        Claro !  When there are a few cold Mozas that come along with lunch, you are always welcome.  And even if not.  je-je-je!

        • Did you know Eric that now there are two kinds of Moza beers, the traditional stout and a lighter ale kind beer that goes by the name of Moza Gold.

          • Eric

            Actually….I did.  I tried Moza Gold in Guate, and realized that it was the only kind of Moza available (and it is RARELY available) in my corner of the globe.  Maybe we can meet for a Negro Modelo en NY ?  ;D