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El Meson Tikal

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Guatemalan, South American
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Tikal | parque nacional tikal, Peten 17001, Guatemala
+502 7952 8700
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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 jungle. It's open air, with a roof, but there are fans blowing so it's a... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Sacramento, CA
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 pleasant lunch. Cloth napkins and tablecloths, too.

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Normal, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 served with very nicely prepared veggies and better than usual rice. Of course there were... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

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

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Ventura
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$11
Cuisine
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?