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“Delightful Place to Eat!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Epicure Restaurant

Epicure Restaurant
3a Avenida Norte no. 11B, Antigua, Guatemala
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Ranked #37 of 238 Restaurants in Antigua
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: http://www.degustantigua.com/content/view/126/90
Brockville, Canada
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163 reviews 163 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
“Delightful Place to Eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Friends and I quite enjoyed going to this restaurant while we were in Antigua for six weeks. The garden setting is serene and lovely, the service very attentive and the menu and wine choices are excellent!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hancock, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“have vegan options”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

great mushroom burger and the cocoa ball dessert. Staff was friendly and lovely outside patio eating area

Visited March 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Mahi Mahi ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Fantastic dinner at a friendly restaurant. My main dish of Mahi Mahi stuffed with asparagus over polenta was to die for. Restaurant works well for medium sized groups. If you're in Antigua you should definitely have at least one meal here.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Antigua, Guatemala
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Epicure restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The owner, John, is very kind and considerate of my wife's gluten problem and makes sure that her meals are prepared accordingly. We live here in Antigua and this is the principal place we eat out at. This is a nice family restaurant, so if you looking for a bar scene or a disco, please don't go there! there is a garden atmosphere and fountain from colonial times. John has done a wonderful job in providing this delightful place to eat & relax.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 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 Diego
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3 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“I Would Go to Antigua - Just for This Restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is certainly the best restaurant I ate at in all of central America and perhaps in my life.

It is owned by a man who has made a lifelong search for happiness and of course food, prepared in just the right amounts and with great care) is part of his quest for happiness.

He also owns a farm, so everything on the menu (except the seafood) comes from his farm.

The restaurant is a reflection of the owner's Epicurean philosophy. I didn't know that there was such a thing as Epicurean philosophy, but wow, does it result in tasty food. They offer everything from soup to steak, but the flavors of everything were subtle and interesting.

The quality of the food is more like what you would find in a good New York City, French restaurant, only the menu is one that appeals to travelers and locals.

As I write this I have eaten there five times and I plan to go back again before I leave Antigua. I'm slowly working my way through the menu.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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