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Restaurante El Sereno

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4a. Ave. Norte No. 16 | 4a. Ave. Norte No. 16, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 0501
12:00 - 22:00
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

They have great international food, in a beautiful environment. The gardens are awesome and the view is beautiful. Better to go at night, reservations are recommended

Thank Christian R
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The food is average and pricey. The only thing that is spectacular is the cava, to have a romantic dinner.

Thank Rodrigo Javier N
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Great food, Excellent service. I love the roof garden for drinks after dinner to listen to music and see the sunset.

Thank Michael S
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

El Sereno is a wonderful place built among historic ruins. The restaurant and courtyard are beautiful and romantic. But the best thing about El Sereno is that the terrace offers some of the very best views of the city! A few times now we have had drinks on the large, open terrace and watched the city and volcanos at sunset....... More 

Thank Noztrvl N
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Food here is quite upscale. This is one of the finest restaurant you can find in Antigua Guatemala. If it is not raining try having lunch or dinner on the terrace that overlooks the whole city. If you need a romantic spot you can reserve "La Cueva".

Thank Alejandro M
Eugene, Oregon
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We ate there twice and found a really pleasant atmosphere, quality food choices at a very reasonable price but not for a small budget.

Thank 1Beammeup
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Our group of 5 went to this place and loved the ambiance, service was excellent and music was very very soothing. The dinner food was good, where 2 of us really enjoyed our carrot and curry soups and main courses were good, not excellent. I would recommend going to this place for the beauty of the surroundings and ambiance.

Thank Darryl S
Basel, Switzerland
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

It's a bit hard to write a review as we were here on New Year's Eve. New Year's Eve's menues tend to be worse than the food normally served. I hope that is tha case. The garden and terrace here are stunning, absolutely fabulous. But all during the meal, there was a DJ in the garden who played music so... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Lovely restaurant with various well decorated theme rooms and a terrace. Food is very good and the service is very attentive. I hd a steak and it was tender, juicy and delicious. Prices are in the 5 star range and deservingly so.

Thank Jodi N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful and quiet restaurant that has many seating choices. Whether you want to enjoy lunch in the outdoor courtyard or have a drink on the terrace with views or have dinner in one of their beautifully appointed rooms, you have your choices. They also have dining options in the wine cave, although it seemed a little damp... More 

Thank maria c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
European, Guatemalan, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4a. Ave. Norte No. 16 | 4a. Ave. Norte No. 16, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
  • Phone Number: +502 7832 0501
the restaurante el sereno is housed in one of the most magnificent colonial residences of antigua guatemala. built in the century, it was home the royal mercedarian orden while its members were overseeing the construction of their church elsereno was founded in 1980 and became one of the firs gourmet restaurants festuring both national and international cuisiene in the city of antigua.
la casa donde esta ubicado el sereno, fue contruida en tiemos de los mercedarion en el siglo xvi y fue residencia de los sacerdores que construin la iglesia de la merced en esa ipoca. el restaurante el sereno fue fundado en 1980 como uno de los primeros restaurante de cocina gourmet en la antigua

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