I don’t remember if I have mentioned it before, but Guatemala has to be the worst place to try Mexican food. You see, the overlap of ingredients among both cuisines is huge and because the majority Guatemalan cooks have never had true authentic Mexican food, well when they prepare it, the food tastes quite Guatemalan if you ask me. Let’s just say, in Guatemalan you can have Guatemalan versions of Mexican food.
Finally in Antigua Guatemala, we can have American versions of Mexican food such as burritos, tacos, quesadillas, etc., such as this green and red sauce wet burrito from El Pinche.
Through the years there had been a few restaurants that got quite close to the true authentic Mexican flavour, especially if the owners or cooks were Mexican, but they come and go.
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