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El Meson Tikal

Tikal | Parque Nacional Tikal, Peten 17001, Guatemala
+502 7952 8700
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good53%
  • Average30%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“el meson” (3 reviews)
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Guatemalan, South American
$$ - $$$
Tikal | Parque Nacional Tikal, Peten 17001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Eating under a thatched roof with open walls in the middle of the jungle surrounding the Tikal ruins. Nice setting with white table linens, refresher towel when you enter, ok service, pretty good food but very cheap cutlery but heck, it served its purpose. I...More

Thank weberwest
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We had the chicken and the pork for lunch. The chicken was quite dry, however the pork was surprisingly good. Both served with rice, veg and tortillas. It’s very expensive for what it is but there aren’t many other options, especially in the middle of...More

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 29 January 2017

El Meson is a large thatched building with trestle tables in the park, with a very basic menu in Spanish, the waiters did not speak English but beer is the same in just about any language. We choose bananas, Rice and Chicken I think and...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 13 January 2017

It was like an oasis in the desert arriving at El Meson! We had pre-booked our food (either beef or chicken on offer) at the start of our hike to Tikal and had no idea what we would find at the end of the hike....More

Thank Clare G
Reviewed 16 August 2016

After 4 hours of hiking in brutally humid sun, anything probably would've tasted good, but El Meson was a pleasant surprise. We booked it as part of our tour, but I didn't expect it to be a nice, sit-down restaurant in the middle of the...More

Thank A W
Reviewed 2 July 2016

After trekking all over Tikal, this place is a welcome stop. Good food, quick service and a cool drink in the heat of the day are just what you need to continue on with the sights. It saved us.

Thank Belinda W
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

This was a civilized place to eat after tromping around in the rain all over Tikal. They have 3 plates to choose from and all were good. Chicken or beef, local vegetables, hand made tortillas and salsa, and a nice cold beer made for a...More

Thank lindaesacramento
Reviewed 16 May 2015

This is low season and it was apparent as I was the only one at lunch. Sitting under the large palapa style roof was pleasant. Service was friendly. The menu is limited and set price. Choices included the usual beef,chicken or pork cutlet. All are...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 28 February 2014

A close-up view of the lake, personable service and wonderful food! Loved it! Delightful dining for all.

Thank Junia000
Reviewed 21 June 2013

We were starved and thirsty after the hike through Tikal! Th food was so good and they gave us ice cold wash cloths to cool us down!

Thank dawnedwardsVentura
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US$9 - US$11
Guatemalan, South American
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tikal | Parque Nacional Tikal, Peten 17001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Peten Department  >  Peten
  • Phone Number: +502 7952 8700
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Restaurante El Mesón Servimos almuerzos campestres, en un ambiente ecológico y selvático.Situado adentro del parque Nacional Tikal, carretera que conduce hacia sitio arqueológico Uaxactún.
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