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Restaurante La Pista

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Km 9.5 antigua Carretera a el Salvador | Entrada a Muxbal, Guatemala City, Guatemala
+502 6642 0127
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Showing 18: English reviews
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

love this place. The overall appearance of the restaurant is a nice, cozy cabin with gorgeous mountain views, which you can’t see any of it if you go at night but the rustic ambience its always felt. We have ordered a couple of dishes on various occasions and there is not a single complaint about any of them, no even... More 

Thank ocmika
Miami, Florida
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Originally named "La Pista" ("The Track" in Spanish) because it was created to serve food next to a small track built for remote-control car aficionados, the restaurant grew, evolved, and became ever stronger even as its namesake lost favor and eventually disappeared. Chef-owned and -operated by Ricardo Zachrisson and a couple of pals, this restaurant is a great place to... More 

Thank Rodolfo P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

La Pista is one of the places you can go to have breakfast with your kids and a romantic dinner. The food is great and the place is cozy.

Thank Carmenludb
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

Love this place. If you want a meal that's worth the money you spend, La Pista is the place to be. The atmosphere is amazing and enchanting. Definitely my favourite restaurant in Guatemala!!

Thank Luke H
Bowling Green, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Been to La Pista 5 times in the last month and it never disappoints! The food is made and presented perfectly and not just the dinner but the breakfast and lunch as well. I always look forward to going to La Pista because you feel like you're at home there and you know whatever you order is going to be... More 

Thank Ryan M
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Best restaurant! Variety of appetizers, excellent main dishes and the best desserts! I love the pasta and their chocolate mousse. They also have the best Micheladas in town!

Thank dzachrisson
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015

After living over 2 years in Guate, this place has become one of our favorites for brunch and dinner. Atmosphere is beautiful with outdoor seating in the garden with lush green views of the barranca or in the cozy house like setting indoors. On Thursdays you can bring your own bottle of wine and listen to live music in the... More 

Thank north1515
Rodrigo Z, Owner at Restaurante La Pista, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it very much and hope to see you soon. Best regards More 

Mexico City
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99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Went to La Pista with a group of friends, sat on a terrace, it was a beautiful day for a brunch. All food was good, breakfast plates and carpaccios all great. It was early so it was calm. It feels good to sit in a place that seems in far in the woods and its so close to the main... More 

Thank mtangulo
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful location, like dinning in the comfort of your own home. One of the few spots in town that you don't have to worry about parking and security. A nice variety of superior tasting dishes, from an exquisite tasting lobster risotto to an elegantly made burger. All creations of the naturally creative chef Ricardo Zachrisson. Finally, a nice combination of... More 

Thank Ddecf
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117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I went here for a bussines meeting, i orderer duck.. And it was perfectly cooked, the inly bad thing that i didnt like its the mood.. Too quiet... Kinda boring... And needs more light... Everithing else was fine

Thank Enrique F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $50
International, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 9.5 antigua Carretera a el Salvador | Entrada a Muxbal, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Guatemala Department  >  Guatemala City
  • Phone Number: +502 6642 0127
Beautiful, exclusive restaurant located 10 minutes away from the city, sorrounded by mountains and all the food is prepared by order by recognized Chef Ricardo Zachrisson.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?