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“Do NOT MISS! Backyard BBQ!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rincon Tipico

Rincon Tipico
4a Calle (#3), Antigua, Guatemala
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Ranked #47 of 239 Restaurants in Antigua
Cuisines: Barbecue
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25 restaurant reviews
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“Do NOT MISS! Backyard BBQ!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is hands down the best lunch spot in town. We have been three days in the last five. Costs 20Q per person, which you cannot find anywhere in town for the quantity and quality. How to order: you walk in past the tortilla making grill, check out the grill (chicken, pork, chorizo, longanisas, similar to sausage an delicious). Check out the sides rice (always), potato salad, mixed green, pasta salad, broccoli. They also have soups that I'm told are good. Walk past their operation and find a seat. They will bring you a fresh cup of lemonade/limeade/cranberry tasting juice. You tell them what meat and sides you want. You pick three. I had Pork(cerdo), mixed greens(ranch/dill dressing) and potato salad. AND you get two fresh thick tortillas if you need more. I'm 6'7 and am stuffed every time we eat there. Once you are done, get up and hand your money to the nice lady working the grill. The 10% tip is not included to leave something at the table if you wish. My wife is vegetarian and loves the place as well. It's as close as you can get to a back yard BBQ and for only 20Q or about $2.50. We haven't tried their 15Q breakfast, but I'm sure it's good as well. The place fills up at 1, so try to come earlier if you want it more tranquillo.

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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Horrible!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Rincon Tipico is a typical Comedor of which there are many
throughout Antigua.

The ambiance is like sitting in a garage. Open patio with umbrellas.

Their specialty is Menu del Dia which gives you a limited choice of
menu items on a daily basis.

Portions are small but include rice, salad and a drink for a typical
Comedor price.

After we ate our meal which was based upon a carne we headed back
to our house where we both ran to the bathroom sick as sick can be.

Yes, it was cheap but it all ended up in the toilet.

Be wary of street food and Comedors while in Antigua.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best meal in all of Antigua”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stopped in here because of the incredible smell enticing us from the street. We walked past all the fresh, local food being prepared right before our eyes. Had 3 options, I don't think we could have gone wrong with any one of them. And I don't think I could have made a better meal for that price. It was, by far the best meal we eat in Antigua, maybe in all of Guatemala.

Visited October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“I would eat here every day.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Even if you don't like grilled meats, you should come here. Give them a chance to convert you.

This place is really good and affordable. You can smell it down the street as you walk up with the fan blowing grilled meat smoke in your face out in front.

Should def. not be missed!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 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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“The Name Says it ALL... except for Um, Yummy!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

A quick and quaint stroll from Central Park, Ricon Tipico has quickly become one of my favorite places to lunch. Beyond affordable at only Q25 (around $3 US), you are treated to a typical Guatemalan mini-feast. The vibe is very 'local' the minute you walk past the lady slapping together fresh tortillas and smell the meat grilling right in front of you. As you make your way to the rear, you will find travellers and local business professionals, families, and friends lunching together around umbrella covered tables in an intimate yet open patio area. The food is GOOD. Lunch always includes several side dishes such as flavor-packed rice, a pasta or salad, freshly cooked veggies and your choice of meat. It is a MEAL. It also includes a "typical" Guatemalan beverage, which is usually either Tamarindo or Horchata... very refreshing. Of course you can order many other things off the menu, but this Ricon Tipico Lunch Special is so fantastic, why mess with a good thing??? Definitely recommend!!

Visited September 2013
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