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El Tucan

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Calle Centro America 45, Flores, Guatemala
79260536
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice little place for authentic food

We stumbled across this place while walking around the island and ended up eating there two nights. Really lovely authentic food but you can also get burgers and chips. We loved the Guatemalan options and the guacamole. You should definitely try this place if you are on a budget looking for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
chrissie222
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London
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37 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across this place while walking around the island and ended up eating there two nights. Really lovely authentic food but you can also get burgers and chips. We loved the Guatemalan options and the guacamole. You should definitely try this place if you are on a budget looking for a nice meal. The experience was topped by excellent... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While walking around the island, I stumbled upon El Tucan, a very pleasant surprise, and a nice change from the street food on the waterfront. El Tucan had AMAZING Flamenco music playing all night (Paco De Lucia), the friendly multi-lingual owner was very accommodating, and spoke at least 3 languages that I heard (Spanish, English, German). Tables were lit by... More 

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Thank cansurvivor
Greater London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We went to to El Tucan after our tour of Tikal - we were famished and thirsty. We ordered the massive lemonadas that quenched our thirst and then tried two items from their menu 'economico' - chile rellenos and a pork stew 'cerdo con verduras' (35Q each). The owner also brought us some super spicy pickles to try and cracked... More 

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Thank Eva J
Detroit, Michigan
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315 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

For our last meal before heading back to Guatemala City, we stumbled into this little place. The food was rich and authentic. The owner--Niglan--was very friendly, and knew everyone----including, it turns out, the guide we had hired earlier in the week to take us to some ruins in the Tikal area.

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Thank applegirl57
Los Angeles, California
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457 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I loved this place! We stumbled upon it when we were walking around town. We reviewed the menu...& knew we wanted to have some "typical" food. This is the place for that. The owner, Niglan is a wealth of information on everything Flores. He was a delightful host. The Chili Relleno was quite tasty & at 35q for the plate,... More 

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Thank Nancy D
Brussels, Belgium
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Had a nice dinner and enjoyed the decent Mexican fare offered. The restaurant opens out to one of the main streets of Flores Island. Tacos were quite good and all dishes were good value. Moreover, service was good and the owner, who is very much conversant in English, was warm and friendly.

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Thank knack4wdst
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527 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Nice place, nice people, nice food. Just go there and try food from local products made with passion.

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Thank Piotrul
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I was looking for a nice lunch. I found that at this restaurant. The prices are nice, the owner was very nice & helpful. He spoke great English, which was a plus for me... Since I came to Central America without any knowledge of Spanish :) My favorite dish anywhere in the world is Chicken Alfredo & I was pleasantly... More 

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Bahia Kino, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Tacos , burritos and cerveza, nicely priced and view of the lake, fiendly atmosphere , Also a souvenir shop where you find artesan objects as well as Maya

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Thank MexicoPhil
London, United Kingdom
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408 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

We popped in to have a couple of Liquados (smoothies - about Q18) and also had a plate of nachos to share (Q38). The plate was a bit small for the price but non the less was very tasty. Overall, the atmosphere was very pleasant and the owner was super-friendly. Worth a visit

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Centro America 45, Flores, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Peten Department  >  Flores
  • Phone Number: 79260536

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: South American, Central American

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