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Happy Fish Travel

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Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Guatemalan, South American, Central American
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Calle Principal del Comercio, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
+502 7947 0661
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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were 15 people in a small boat and rode the very rough, choppy water to the river. We seemed to hit every chop with a big bump. Very uncomfortable. I had read "little walking" on this tour. We walked and walked. No complimentary beverages as advertised. Lunch was served at 2:20pm and it was room temperature. Tough pice of... More 

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Thank Carol S
Pitt Meadows, Canada
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was quiet when we went in but service was pretty slow. We ordered a ceviche to share and it was huge - so size wise good value, but had a bit of a fizzy taste to it which we thought might mean it wasn't super fresh. All in all ok but there seem to be better options out there.

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Thank Xtine85
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a day in Livingstone. The Happy Fish was on the main street of town. Prices seemed expensive but the waitress said we could easily share as the portions were big. The local soup, Tapado, a Guatemalan seafood soup, is amazing. Full of shrimp, crab, local river fish and plantains. That and a basket of bread was enough for... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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133 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here yesterday when vacationing with friends. The restaurant is on the main street and is everyone's recommendation. I had the fish fillet on grill and it was perfectly done. We also had Tapado that is a massive fish soup and whoever ate it enjoyed. The restaurant has an ice cream parlor adjacent that is a nice touch... More 

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Utila, Honduras
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

we went in around 10am to get a mocha frappachino and an iced tea, it took about 45 minutes to get it, i had to go back to tell them to put them in a to go cup because we needed to get on an 11am boat

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Monrovia, California
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Boated to Livingston from Belize, passing thru to Honduras and Nicaragua Had delicious banana shake while waiting for tour to the 7 waterfalls, followed by Playa Blanca. The shake was good and reasonably priced and the tour was well worth the Q140 it actually cost vs: the posted price of Q100. Everything mentioned in the brochure was provided but it... More 

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Thank Sharon S
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We liked most of the food, the place was clean, the waiters were nice, the only thing we didn't like was that a person that seemed like he was the owner was not very nice to the waiters.

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Thank Santiago V
Moundridge, Kansas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We ate here on our first night in Livingston. We had sweet bread they brought out as an appetizer and it was delicious. I ordered the shrimp and it was really good. Like most of the restaurants, you can sit right on the street and people watch and have a cold beer. The wait staff was very friendly and prompt.

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Thank Lori F
Bormio, Italy
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

When I visited Livingston all the happy locals suggested me to visit this restaurant. As I generally trust the locals' advises so I gave a try and I tell you the truth...I really did not like it. The garifuna soup was nothing special compared to other restaurants. When we asked for a mango liquado and the waiter told us that... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The food is wonderful at Happy fish! Even more special is that a percentage of their profits support a special needs school in Livingston. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Guatemalan, South American, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal del Comercio, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Izabal Department  >  Rio Dulce  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: +502 7947 0661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?