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La Cuevita de Urquizu

$$ - $$$
Latin, Guatemalan, Central American
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2da Calle Oriente # 9-D, Antigua, Guatemala
+502 7832 2495
08:00 - 03:30
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Mon - Tue 08:00 - 03:30
Wed - Sun 08:00 - 08:00
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Leuven, Belgium
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little choice of menu but this is a plus in this case -original setting and excellent service - n Good balance price Quality

Thank 158michel
Petersburg, Virginia
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is my seventh visit to Antigua and I have no idea how I've never heard of this place. I was with some local friends and requested their recommendation of good typical food. I love the set up they have. Right at the edge of the street is all of you food options. You picks 1 meat and 2 side... More 

Thank Gerryp84
Heredia, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I came here because I was passing by, from my visit to the Capuchinas Museum. I was called by the steaming clay pots in the entrance. You get to choose one meat and two sides. I´ve chosen the Pavito en Salsa Morena (Turkey in dark sauce), guatemalan rice and veggies. You get to chose your food in the entrance and... More 

Thank Cristina R
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were in Antigua for a port visit on a cruise. Took a private van to Antigua to spend the day. We always like to try local cuisine wherever we travel. While visiting a great art gallery we asked for a recommendation for typical Guatemalan food. We tried La Cuevita de Los Urquizú on the recommendation. Food was fantastic, selection... More 

Thank akannel
Copenhagen, Denmark
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We first passed by when walking from our hotel to town and I immediately said we need to come here. Later that day a local recommended us to go there for traditional food and of course we went. When you enter you will need to select which dish you want to have and select two sides. Everything was good. Everyone... More 

Thank Caxaporra
Saint Louis, France
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

it seems like that the owners were selling street food before opening the restaurant. The issue is that the food is regular but with high price for what it is. Even our friends from Guatemala told us to avoid the place, but it was too late.

Thank sunshineenjoyer
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We went for lunch to this place as it was very local and found it in the Lonely Planet guidebook. Only after going there we realized that it had been featured on Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods on Travel Channel. We reached there quiet late hence found it not very busy. At the entrance were these claypots with different types of... More 

Thank tellatraveltale
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We had heard great things about this restaurant but that was not our experience. We were rushed through our food selection and were given abrupt replays to our questions. Also noticed that locals got bigger servings than we did As we were sitting at our table waiting for our food and having a private conversation, a waiter came and moved... More 

Thank kylev53
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284 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Came here after a long day of driving and a bike ride. There meals are one meat and two sides which is plenty of food! Good selection of meat and sides. Super cool covered patio, like an oasis in the jungle. Good attentive service and friendly staff.

Thank Sharonbader
Pitt Meadows, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for a fancier dinner of local flavour. The meat dishes were fine but we found the sides were very bland. Also the wine they served wasn't very nice. The service was excellent though!

Thank Xtine85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Guatemalan, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 03:30
08:00 - 03:30
08:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2da Calle Oriente # 9-D, Antigua, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
  • Phone Number: +502 7832 2495

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