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Fantastic restaurant with panoramic ocean views and a swim up pool bar. The food is freshly prepared with high regard to quality of service and hygiene standards. Breakfast with free Guatemalan coffee starts at 7am and continues until 10.30am. Our lunch options with daily specials start at 12 midday and continue until 4pm. The family style all you can eat dinner is at 7pm and we require you to sign up beforehand. We can cater willingly for any allergies and other food requests. Our food comes highly recommended and we look forward to serving you at The Driftwood Surfer.
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$8
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, International, Guatemalan
FEATURES
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 26 December 2020 via mobile

I slept on a hamaca, played volleyball and saw the sunset on the horizon. The staff is outstandingly friendly.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 August 2020 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at the hostal, it has an amazing view to the beach. The food is lovely and abundant. The staff was beyond friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!!!!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

From the moment you arrive in this place you feel an incredible vibe from all the staff members, it’s really A PARADISE! There is AC in the dorm which was a big plus for me. One of my favorite things that this hostel offers were...family dinners, my very favorites were mexican and spanish all you can eat buffet for only Q55!!!! After dinner loved to play tequila limbo lol. If you are looking for a great vibe place (party or no party) this is definitely the besta place to visit in El Paredon! Thank you Driftwood ❤️❤️❤️More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Rustylucky, Owner at The Driftwood Surfer Restaurant, El Paredon, Guatemala, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2020

Hi Andrea. I am writing this from Paradise. I am glad you enjoyed the 55q all you can eat buffet. If you didnt stay for more I can tell you we have Mexican, Spanish tapas, Irish, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Barbecue, English roast, Mediterranean, and we...More

Reviewed 13 February 2020 via mobile

Incredible atmosphere hostel:) food is awesome and staff is amazing!! Love playing beach volleyball and the family dinners.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Rustylucky, Owner at The Driftwood Surfer Restaurant, El Paredon, Guatemala, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2020

Hello Dulce. Thanks for visiting us and enjoying the food and other things that we offer. We do hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 November 2019

Before I arrived in El Paredon I had already heard about the food they have in their restaurant. IT IS SOOO GOOD!!! Especially the all you can eat dinner is so worth it. for Q55 you can eat as much as you want and every...day they prepare a different delicious dish! I stayed for a week and didn't miss a family style dinner. I will definitely come back next year :) Thanks team driftwood!!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Rustylucky, Owner at The Driftwood Surfer Restaurant, El Paredon, Guatemala, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2019

We look forward to seeing you again next year. We are constantly adapting our menu and trying new things so hopefully next year we will have some new things to try as well.

Reviewed 12 October 2019

Wow! I was truly impressed with the Driftwood restaurant! Firstly the view is stunning; palm trees, greenery, waves rolling in just meters from where you get to enjoy your meal. I enjoyed many types of food during my stay at The Drfitwood, and every meal...was exceptional, always great quality, big portion sizes, fresh and super tasty. I especially enjoyed the taco pancakes and huevos rancheros special for breakfast, the chicken fajitas and fish burger for lunch, and the Mexican and Mediterranean family dinners. Overall a fantastic restaurant, with super helpful staff, chill vibes and amazing food! Thanks guys!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Rustylucky, Owner at The Driftwood Surfer Restaurant, El Paredon, Guatemala, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2019

What more can I add except say Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It means alot to us. It is a wonderful place to enjoy food with a great view!

Reviewed 20 September 2019 via mobile

The food at the driftwood surfer hostal is amazing! Specially their family style buffet dinners. Every night it's a different theme! I particularly love the Italian nigh where you can get your belly stuffed with lasagna, all sorts of pastas and sauces and home made...bread! 🍝🤤 definitely worth the Q50 👍More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Rustylucky, Owner at The Driftwood Surfer Restaurant, El Paredon, Guatemala, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2019

Thank you Anita for your review. We make our own bread, sauces, yoghurt and try and source all of our products locally. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 September 2019 via mobile

The Driftwood Surfer restuarant is a great one with really good tasty food, big menu with lots of different dishes I would really recommend go and have a lunch breakfast and even a dinner in the restaurant!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Rustylucky, Owner at The Driftwood Surfer Restaurant, El Paredon, Guatemala, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2019

Thank you Marlon. We try and have a range of dishes and we have vegetarian and vegan options too. Please come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

By far the best food I have tasted here in Guatemala. Everyday a new special dish, lovely staff and really chill place with view on the ocean. Definitely a place you have to go to if you're nearby !

Date of visit: September 2019
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Rustylucky, Owner at The Driftwood Surfer Restaurant, El Paredon, Guatemala, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2019

Thanks Gael. Yes there is a different all you can eat buffet every night and different breakfast and lunch specials. The staff here really like experiementing with new great recipes and creating food with love. Glad you enjoyed it. Rusty

Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

Starting your day with a great breakfast and a beach front view, there are many options with fresh and good food everyday, plus the fact there’s always some special going on! My favorite is the CheekyMonkey Pancake and free black coffee! Also at Lunch, so...many dishes that is hard to choose only one, but I would say the Fish and chips is great!! Dinner time is always great, it’s a Family Dinner in a buffet style! Lots of food are there waiting for you, everyday a different menu going on, you can have an Indian Night, An American Night and many others!! But my favorite are the Spanish Tapas! Don’t miss outMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Rustylucky, Owner at The Driftwood Surfer Restaurant, El Paredon, Guatemala, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2019

Wow just reading your review makes me feel hungry. As an Englishman I take pride in The fish and Chips. However we have a large menu with lots of vegetarian options as well. It seems you enjoyed everything which is great. Hope to see you...More

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The Driftwood Surfer Restaurant, El Paredon, Guatemala is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
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  • Value: 5