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“Excellent food.... Que Rico” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Epicure Restaurant

Epicure Restaurant
3a Avenida Norte no. 11B, Antigua, Guatemala
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Ranked #37 of 262 Restaurants in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: http://www.degustantigua.com/content/view/126/90
Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent food.... Que Rico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Amazingly delicious food, we are vegetarians and they have a good variety for veg food... We got the risotto and polenta gnocchi -both were simply terrific. They accept credit cards

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San pedro Sula
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Long wait, tasteless food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

My family and I went to have lunch here and had to wait 2 hours for our meal. When it came, the pastas had no taste, i would not recommend going here unless its for a dessert or coffee, since they only have 2 people working in the kitchen and they have space for about 80 guests.

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Melbourne
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14 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Really a cut above the rest in Antigua”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

John, the owner of this place, has really thought of everything possible to make this an oasis amongst the crowded mid tier restaurants that litter Antigua. The ambiance is amazing, setting itself amongst a sprawling courtyard with nooks for tables, a beautiful garden and fountain completing the setting. Add in the great food, which mostly comes from a farm that he also owns and you have the kind of closed loop culinary experience that most chefs only dream of having. The menu is very vegetarian friendly, as both my partner and I (both veggie for 15 years plus) were thoroughly impressed by the choices on offer. We ate gnocchi and risotto, followed by flour less chocolate cake, all of which were excellent.

While a lot of the other places look the part, and certainly charge like they have fine dining, this place really offers what it advertises. Honest food, cooked well, served well, in a great setting with karma points on the side by supporting a guy who is really making a difference here in Guatemala. Go here, get some food and try to talk to John as the more you get his story the better this place gets. It could stand solely on the merits of the food but he really has something special going on here.

The stocked pantry with some American favorites was also a welcome treat after six months in Latin America! Silk soy milk...rejoice!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Antigua, Guatemala
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is another favorite restaurant in Antigua. The new menu offers a large variety of selections and I had a hard time making a decision. The flavors are always great and the service is friendly and attentive and the owners make everyone feel special.

Visited December 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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“Absolutely wonderful !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

Just left this beautiful restaurant and hoping to go back tomorrow night. It was hard to choose from all the dishes because they all sounded so nice.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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