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2a. Avenida Sur 9a. Calle Oriente Esquina | it's the green door on the corner we have no sign outside, Antigua 01012, Guatemala
0050243245407
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are a place where friends are always welcome. It's small so you can...
We are a place where friends are always welcome. It's small so you can feel the art and the good vibes filling your trip with interesting stories from strangers that by the time you are leaving have become friends. Come and start your night enjoying a delicious dinner with a nice cold beer or a glass of wine.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Can´t wait to come back!

The best costumer service I have experienced in my life, and the food keeps getting better each time I visit, the place is spectacularly friendly, Gracias XQNO!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Luis A
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The best costumer service I have experienced in my life, and the food keeps getting better each time I visit, the place is spectacularly friendly, Gracias XQNO!

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Hard to find, remote location - felt dangerous. Small, cramped restaurant. Would not return due to reasons mentioned above.

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Carlos_Carolina, Gerente at Porque no? cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time and taking a look at our place.. For sure it's not for everyone only if you are looking for a unique experience and something different... There are a lot of big exclusive hotels around this area like Porta, Soleil, Los Pasos amongst others so there's a lot of traffic of people, and... More 

Guatemala City, Guatemala
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was not a good experience. First, we walked by twice before we even knew it was Porque No. Even then, the only reason we found it was because there was a table sitting half on the sidewalk and half in the doorway. We were not impressed with the menu but had a quesadilla anyway. It was OK. Not impressed... More 

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Carlos_Carolina, Gerente at Porque no? cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate your visit. Clearly our restaurant it's not for everyone, and even though unfortunately something happened to you in the street clearly it's not our fault it was a random situation that could happen to anyone in any part of the world.. It's sad that most of the time only the bad things get publicity and not the good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

No sign and irregular hours make this place difficult to experience. I was told they would open at 1800h one day for dinner and waited diligently outside. Never opened, no sign, no hours posted, nada. I eventually returned during the day on another occasion and they were finally opened. The homemade food was good, hearty, and very affordable. Although "nothing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Braving a 20min walk in the pelting rain we were happy to discover it was worth it. Then we preceded to happily spend the next few hours waiting out the storm with wine, beer and some good food. Dishes are simple yet thoughtful. The eggplant curry was flavoursome and fresh. The curry wasn't overpowering but rich enough to complement the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great cozy and friendly atmosphere. Would go back if I had more time in Antigua. Bring a sharpie to write on the walls. Also good music selection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Delicious food at very good prices! The atmosphere was so nice and relaxed and the staff friendly. It is a tiny space but is still wonderful and not overcrowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Such a good spot to go with friends or your partner. Its small and cozy, so if you dont like it: skip it! The food is tasty, portions could be a littls bit bigger but the flavours are really nice. Some people may not like the decoration, but i loved it! Service is btw excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We spent our last night in Antigua here eating, drinking and hanging with the kind couple who owns this place. The night we were there was a celebration. Of a family members birthday so it was very festive. Great atmosphere and delicious food! Must try the shrimp and also the eggplant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Though this restaurant is unassuming with no sign on the outside it was a GREAT place to have dinner! It is very small with maybe four tables upstairs and a bar and table downstairs. We ate upstairs, and get to the second section you have to climb steep stairs with a rope making the experience even more unique. The decor... More 

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Address: 2a. Avenida Sur 9a. Calle Oriente Esquina | it's the green door on the corner we have no sign outside, Antigua 01012, Guatemala
Phone Number: 0050243245407
Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
Cuisine: Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2a. Avenida Sur 9a. Calle Oriente Esquina | it's the green door on the corner we have no sign outside, Antigua 01012, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
  • Phone Number: 0050243245407

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Description

We are a place where friends are always welcome. It's small so you can feel the art and the good vibes filling your trip with interesting stories from strangers that by the time you are leaving have become friends. Come and start your night enjoying a delicious dinner with a nice cold beer or a glass of wine.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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