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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: Dinner, Drinks, 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
Favorite Restaurant in Antigua

Porque No is hands down my favorite restaurant in Antigua. Small, cozy atmosphere and very friendly owners/staff. A must visit while in Antigua!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Samantha S
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Porque No is hands down my favorite restaurant in Antigua. Small, cozy atmosphere and very friendly owners/staff. A must visit while in Antigua!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is definitely unique - I walked by twice before realizing where it was, as they are tiny and have no sign on the door. Porque No? is worth it though - the staff is super friendly, the food is great, and the decor is interactive, in a grungy and cute way - you can leave your mark on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was an awesome cafe! It is located farther away from the central area but I didn't feel in danger there. And it was unfortunately hard to find, I didn't see a sign for it. It was totally worth it though! There is crazy writing all over the walls from previous guests and the staff are really fun. I got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Porque no is a hidden gem with an excellent staff and good food. And wifi, so I could work on my Spanish homework right at the bar.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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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Additional Information about Porque no? cafe

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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