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Hector's Bistro

1ra. Calle Poniente No. 9A | Besides La Merced church and around the corner from the famous Arch, Antigua, Guatemala (Formerly Hector's / H Bistro)
+502 7832 9867
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Ranked #1 of 238 Restaurants in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, International, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Open for lunch and dinner. Perfect for couples, small groups and special occasions. Cozy ambiance, great music and incredible food. .

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English first
Clinton, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Given its high rating my wife and I thought we would give Hector's a try during our recent trip to Antigua. Hector's published opening time is 12:00 p.m., yet on three occasions we arrived at noon only to be told to come back later because the staff was not ready to open the restaurant. Twice we were told they would... More 

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I was curious to know how a French restaurant could be number 1 in Antigua but I was pleasantly surprised by the food. The menu is fairly short but there are specials up on a blackboard. I had the steak and then the chocolate fondant which were both excellent and memorable dishes. It is fairly expensive but so are a... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Personally I think Hectors is over rated. The food was good, but not fine french cooking. We were there on a Saturday and the place was crowded and noisy. The one cook looked over-stretched. Weeknights may be a better experience.

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Kingston, Ontario
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315 reviews 315 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a tough one to review as we only had lunch here and although we enjoyed our meal it was too much and too heavy. The ambience is lovely and the service friendly. The waitress, however, did not do the best job of keeping an eye on tables. My wife had the open-faced steak sandwich, which was perfectly done... More 

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seattle
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is not a 4 star restaurant and in fact its menu is very limited. They ran out by 6:30 of dishes that we wanted. What they served was good though pricey. The tables are close together and we felt quite cramped next to our neighbors.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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110 reviews 110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I should have read the sign, when I entered the place. Daily special a burger. A burger in a want to be good french restaurant????? I came here because I saw the reviews, but I should have checked them more carefully.You would have a hard time to find a european or even french customer, who is rating the place as... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I visit antigua every year and this is a must stop for dinner. Beautiful atmosphere,cosy, fresh and delicious well plated food. Just get there early to avoid disappointment !

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Charming atmosphere, great food and friendly service. A real treat when you want a change from typical Guatemalan food. Note: Try to sit in the back room, as it has more atmosphere.

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Perth, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Although a small menu we could have gone for anything off it. Really glad we came here as the food was excellent and it's a funky little restaurant. On top of that they make the best chocolate fondant you will ever eat!!! It was so good we went back another day just to have it for desert! A must do... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant is first rate! Excellent cuisine. The menu is small. I chose the grilled duck and my husband had the beef medallions. We started with a roasted tomato and Gouda salad. A lovely bottle of Syrah to toast the day. It is a little expensive but worth every penny.

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Additional Information about Hector's Bistro

Address: 1ra. Calle Poniente No. 9A | Besides La Merced church and around the corner from the famous Arch, Antigua, Guatemala (Formerly Hector's / H Bistro)
Phone Number: +502 7832 9867
Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: French, International, Bistro

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