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“Excellent Service, good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kacao

Kacao
1era Avenida 13-51 | Zona 10, Guatemala City 13-44 Z10, Guatemala
+502 2337 4188
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Ranked #19 of 278 Restaurants in Guatemala City
Price range: $8 - $45
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional and gourmet Guatemalan food set on a large "palapa"style architecture. Upscale traditional decoration, local music and waiters with typical outfits; great for turists, out of town clients, families and local foodies. A wonderful Guatemalan experience right in the center of the Hotel zone.
San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Service, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

great chance to try native ingredients in modern preparations, I was lucky enough to be here during Anacates Season (a local mushroom), prepared with a cream sauce on chicken, it was very good. the people I was with also enjoyed their meals. Service was very attentive and patiently explained the different ingredients.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Frederick, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Latino Fare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to Kacao.

Many different Guatemalan dishes from
around the country can be found on this menu.

Fish is very good!

Value and service were also very good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Pomp and circumstance”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I agree that this place is a tourist trap. Hokey atmosphere serving mediocre food at high prices. My colleague and I had just spent two weeks in the campo, and this place felt like a circus - almost a mockery of all things "traditional" in Guatemala. The waiters wear goofy "traditional" outfits (that don't look anything like what I've seen in rural indigenous villages) and loud marimba music plays that could drive you insane if you sat there for too long. Food was all too salty and fish smelled fishy. You can get a good Guatemalan meal for a fraction of the price and sans the pomp and circumstance.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This has been a nice stop for us on our last two visits to Guatemala, as it offers a comfortable dining experience with a variety of traditional Guatemalan dishes. The price is high; however, you get what you pay for.

Visited June 2013
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Monroe, North Carolina
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good Guatemalan Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We enjoyed this restaurant very much. The food, service and ambiance was very good. This is a good place to try Guatemalan food with many good choices. The fish dish was excellent as well as the soup. I wanted to go back a second time but it didn't fit into our schedule.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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