Fonda de la Calle Real


Fonda de la Calle Real

3a Calle Poniente Number 7, Antigua

For the most authentic Guatemalan dishes in town, check out this legendary eatery with its flavorful, fresh menu and an outdoor, upper terrace wrapped in orange flowers. Handmade tortillas, guacamole and chips, fondue, and Chicken Pepian are all terrific and made from scratch from age-old Guatemalan recipes (President Bill Clinton reportedly had the sampler platter).

For a change of pace from Hibiscus tea, try the pulpy cashew juice and ask the waiter if he will bring over a cashew fruit for you and your family to inspect (the nut is extracted from the cashew-shaped stem). A novelty and an acquired taste, sure, but you’ll never look at the humble nut the same way again.

Bonus: Fonda de la Calle Real is located close to the Parque Central, the hub of Antigua’s action.