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$$ - $$$
Latin, Guatemalan, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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1era Avenida 13-51 | Zona 10, Guatemala City 13-44 Z10, Guatemala
+502 2337 4188
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are interested in Guatemala cuisine, this is the place. Good selection of dishes, wine and beer.

Thank GuillermoME
adams, NE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were recommended to Kacao as a great local restaurant, and we were not disappointed! Kacao had a wonderful atmosphere, super friendly staff, and delicious local food. It is reasonably priced, but not cheap. Portions are not huge, but they are adequate. I would highly recommend Kacao if you want to experience a friendly atmosphere with cuisine that is local.

Thank sherylselivanoff
Mexico City, Mexico
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to have dinner. Ambiance is rustic but ad-hoc to the food you are about to enjoy. While you think you are to start your meal right away, the staff gives you some time to cool down... no fast food joint so, you'd better hold your horses before going berskerk because no one is paying close attention to you.... More 

Thank Jorge_sainzmx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to feel happy about dinner when it arrives cold and when the waitstaff couldn't care less The large group had left and maybe they were unhappy The eggplant was good to excellent but the mains of fish seafood cool to cold Not the sign of any care Wine just decent But We would not go back and had other... More 

Thank sitsis
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When asked for a "typical local meal," several people recommended Kacao, which didn't disappoint. The food and staff were very good.

Thank Robert L
Miramar, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to try real authentic cuisine in a upscale restaurant this is the place. Highly recommended the seafood plate

Thank fernandoache
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Kakao conviently located in the hotels area in zone 10, has the best guatemalan menu with all the complicated spectacular mayann dishes from different zones. It has parkin area and it's located in a tipical palm hut with an interestic design

Thank twingoGuatemala
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were very impressed when we ate at Kacao. They have a nice menu with plenty of choices. The service was excellent, something we found all over Guatemala.

Thank JDfromPA
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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326 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed trying Guatemalan food for the first time. I loved the decor and atmosphere in the restaurant. The service was great. The drinks were reasonably priced. I had a cross between a soup and a stew called pepian. It was delicious. It was served with a side of rice and two maize tamales wrapped in banana leaves. One... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Impeccable service, delicious food and lovely ambience. We will come back when we visit Guatemala City again. They kept the white wine cold at the table.

Thank Pam H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$45
Latin, Guatemalan, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1era Avenida 13-51 | Zona 10, Guatemala City 13-44 Z10, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Guatemala Department  >  Guatemala City
  • Phone Number: +502 2337 4188
Traditional and gourmet Guatemalan food set on a large "palapa"style architecture. Upscale traditional decoration, local music and waiters with typical outfits; great for turists, out of town clients, families and local foodies. A wonderful Guatemalan experience right in the center of the Hotel zone.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?