Archive for the ‘Restaurants’ Category
Pitaya Juice Bar is the newest healthy venue in Antigua Guatemala. You can find juices, salads, soups and wraps among its offerings. Many salads and wraps can be vegetarian if you opt for tofu instead of chicken. If you’re vegetarian looking for a place to dine in Antigua Guatemala, this is your ticket.
Here’s yet another ceviche from La Playa restaurant and bar, the new ceviche headquarters of La Antigua Guatemala. They have a very good selection of different kinds of ceviche, mostly a Mexican influenced. Somehow I believe La Playa will become one of my regular hang outs. Oh how I sacrifice so you can have a well-rounded knowledge what’s available in Antigua Guatemala. You should send a tip my way to help me pay for all these sacrifices.
Certainly the only dishes that you can find everywhere you go in Guatemala are Ceviche and Chow Mein. That, in my humble opinion, this should be enough to declare them Authentic National dishes, don’t you think so?
Guatemala does indeed have a strong ceviche tradition and that’s why ceviche stands, trucks and restaurants are one of the most often food offerings.
Guatemalans love ceviche so much that now one is begining to find Asian, Mexican and Peruvian ceviche trucks and restaurants as part of the ceviche options. There are at least three places, that I know of, where one can find Peruvian style ceviche in La Antigua Guatemala and Ubi’s Sushi version of ceviche is pretty darn good. Ubi’s ceviche is very Peruvian although the presentation looks more like a Thai seafood salad (another of my favorites). Bon appetite!
La Antigua Guatemala is becoming the ceviche capital of Central America. As you can see for yourself if you browse the archives looking for ceviche, you will see we have the largest selection of Guatemalan styles of ceviche. However, you can also find Mexican, Peruvian and Asian ceviches.
This Ceviche Mexicano comes with a shot Corona beer and tequila as part of the sauce and it’s from La Playa Bar and Restaurant. Two more ceviches coming up in the following days. Stay tune!
If you want to learn how to make chocolates now you can in Antigua Guatemala if you stop by Chocomuseo, a chocolate delicatessen shop next door to Doña Luisa restaurant that has workshops that teach young and not so young how to prepare them. If you like chocolates a bit, stay away from Chocomuseo, listen to me you will thank me for the sound advice, but if you ignore my recommendation, be warned, it is very difficult to leave Chocomuseo without buying all kinds of chocolate, especially the 70% cacao chocolates. If you still go in, it will be under your own responsibility.
Wokco is the new fast-food Chinese or Asian concept restaurant that opened recently in Antigua Guatemala. According to Daniela, one of the managers, the concept is widely used around the world, but this is the first time a wok fast-food concept is put in practice in Guatemala. Honestly, I thought it was just another franchise since many franchised restaurants have opened recently in Guatemala as reported by Myrna in GuatemalaDailyPhoto, and because of the well executed graphic design, menu and food concept; so I was surprised to learn that this is the first Wokco that opens in the world; but not the last according to Daniela.
Wokco is another option to dine vegetarian food, if that’s what you choose, as well as your typical wok combinations. You can wok their way by picking something from the eight wok combos or wok your way by mixing the ingredients and sauces you choose. Wokco is located one block south from the Main Plaza, corner of 6a calle poniente and 5a avenida sur.