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El Malecon

Pub, Guatemalan, South American
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Calle del Comercio | across from Hotel Villa Caribe, Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Surprisingly very good

Our guide took us here. I was not exoecting much, but was pleasantly surprised by a very good meal. The margarite I ordered came frozen, and was one of the best I had in Guatemala. Both the fried shrimp, and the garlic grilled shrimp, came with the head still on, and were excellent. The fried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here when visiting Livingston. Lovely place, very clean and just generally nice. Staff were really friendly. I had the chicken breast tortilla wrap which was very nice- 45cuetzals. Fries cost 15cuetzal.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

El Malcon is an excellent little place where you can get good fresh fish and seafood at a very reasonable price. The prepare shrimp various ways. One in a batter and one in a garlic butter sauce. Both are xcellent. Try the fish too as its always fresh straight from the sea. Service is laid back and friendly and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Our guide took us here. I was not exoecting much, but was pleasantly surprised by a very good meal. The margarite I ordered came frozen, and was one of the best I had in Guatemala. Both the fried shrimp, and the garlic grilled shrimp, came with the head still on, and were excellent. The fried shrimp had an extremely light... More 

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Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This restaurant tends to be over-looked, it seems, but it is a neat place for good food, including local favorites and American style. We actually had fried rice here, a generous portion and very tasty. The service is prompt and friendly. Located on the main road, it's a good place for lunch or dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle del Comercio | across from Hotel Villa Caribe, Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Izabal Department  >  Rio Dulce  >  Livingston

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Guatemalan, South American

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?