Food Truck in Antigua Guatemala

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash;

Some people might claim this is the first food truck in Antigua Guatemala, but that is not true, since there are quite a few ceviche trucks around Antigua Guatemala and a few other trucks that offer typical food and snacks. Perhaps, the Shtilero is the most colourful food truck since it is a VW Kombi painted with fire-engine red paint. Some people might even claim that there are no food trucks in Guatemala, and again, they would be wrong because one can find L.A. style food trucks in Guatemala City.

I wonder if this is the beginning to an avalanche of food trucks in Antigua Guatemala. I wonder if the food trucks are regulated or they simply pop open as bars and restaurants do. It makes sense to use trucks as the largest expense in doing business in La Antigua Guatemala is the rental expenses.

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash;

Most street food vendors in Antigua Guatemala usually pick a place and stick to it until they are moved by the municipal authorities. Even typical food trucks are the same way. On the other hand, Shtilero food truck, can be found on 3a avenida sur and 7a calle poniente Monday through Friday; by La Candelaria on Saturday and by El Calvario on Sunday. If you need to know where to find Shtilero food truck, you can check their FB page.

The name Shtilero is a play on the word chilero, or cool or fabulous in Guatemalan Spanish. Shti+chilero equals Shtilero. The Shti part of the name is how the people of Northern France are known, as explained by Rocio, the Guatemalan partner, and since the cook Alex, the French partner, is from the region, it made sense to Kombine the words.

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Shtilero Food Truck Sandwich

The food offering of the Shtilero food truck is very simple: thee sandwiches, rosemary and spices potatoes and natural drinks. In fact, below you can see the entire food menu. For instance, the meatball sandwich is as simple as it gets, three-meat meatballs, tomato sauce and three styles of mozzarella cheese. ¡Buen provecho!

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Shtilero Food Truck Menu

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  • NYChapin

    Ala que chilero ! deme tres para empesar !

  • UnwireMe_Com

    Great article! Not sure the ceviche trucks qualify as food trucks, though that depends on the definition. The lady that sells empanadas out of her station wagon on 2da Avenida would be a “food truck” based on a loose definition. Per Oxford:

    A large vehicle equipped with facilities for cooking and selling food.

    As far as I know, ceviche trucks don’t “cook” anything. Which other trucks in Antigua would fit that definition other than Shtilero? None comes to mind right now…



    • In Los Angeles we had ceviche and sea food cocktail truck and even though they didn’t cook the food, they prepared it. So to me any truck that serves food is a food truck. Thus, other food trucks that can be included are the food trucks they sell typical food in front of El Carmen ruins around lunch. There’s also a food truck around morning refacción time on 6a avenida norte. I can’t recall all the food trucks I have seen so far around Antigua Guatemala though. Thanks for the visit and feedback.