Inside Doña Luisa Xicotencatl

Inside Doña Luisa Xicotencatl

The restaurant and bakery housed under the name of Doña Luisa Xicotencatl, on 4a calle oriente #12 in La Antigua Guatemala, has become a landmark of the town. Many people meet here for breakfast on the weekends or lunch during the week. I believe one the reason this business has become a landmark is the fact that many Antigüeños do not use the regular addresses. If you ask for directions, they will point you the yellow house across the street from Deliciosa or next door to Fridas or in the same building where once was Subway. This is enough to make go mad if you don’t know the town, but it makes perfect sense one you’ve registered in your mind all the possible landmarks.

Here is a little more information about this restaurant/bakery:

Located in a painstakingly restored 1650 home, restaurant/bakery Doña Luisa Xicotencatl, S.A. — named after conquistador Pedro de Alvarado‘s faithful companion — has become an institution in Antigua with an international following for its bread. Every day, locals and tourists alike line up in the bakery for whole wheat bread, carrot cake, raisin bread, banana bread, cakes and desserts. Many more patrons visit for a leisurely breakfast, lunch or dinner from a menu offering 69 items. (source: Candelaria’s Antiguas Virtual Library)

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