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Fonda de la Calle Real

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Latin, International, Soups, Guatemalan, Central American
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3a Calle Poniente Number 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
50278320507
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Washington, DC
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good typical Guatemalan restaurant, considered one of the classics in Antigua. They are famous for their caldo real, a chicken soup with rice, avocado and cilantro, but their other dishes are good too. Dine in a pleasant courtyard with overhanging vines or in an indoor dining room. Bill Clinton apparently dined here and ordered the platter... More 

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Thank maggilista
St. John's, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in to the larger location for lunch & had some wonderful grilled food based on the recommendation of the Lonely Planet guide. Absolutely delicious & sweet service.

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Thank Dayna V
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good quality. Take way too much time to have your dish (about 50 min). Quality is good, plenty of options of typical Guatemalan food. Good service. Not cheap restaurant

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like others, I don't see what the fuss is about. Great location, of course, but otherwise pretty standard. More interesting and less expensive food easily found elsewhere.

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Seattle
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69 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the workhorse type restaurant you see in many tourist destinations. Fonda is large, long established, with excellent service and a laid back ambience. The food is not especially memorable, but we enjoyed our 2 visits here very much.

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Thank Terri S
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant because of all the hype that famous people like Bill Clinton have eaten here; we also heard that this is where people from Guatemala City go to enjoy good Guatemalan food. Our experience: meh. Nothing special at all, AND this was the most expensive dining experience we had in Antigua during our one month stay.... More 

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Thank ManishMM
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very good and helpful but the food was good. I was expecting a beautiful meal and it was ok. The planters punch was nice and sweet not overpowering.

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Thank joerglamb
Barcelona, Spain
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fine set-up in a patio with a menu of typical Guatemalan dishes. Certainly touristy, and not cheap. But still worth a visit for the outsider looking for some honest riskless Guatemalan taste.

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Prospect Heights, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! The place is pretty and rooming . The kitchen looks so clean. Services was great! Great drinks.

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Thank dmsaboya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first meal in Antiqua. Food was very authentic tasting and very fresh. The nachos were covered with cheese and fresh chips. My son had a vegetarian soup that was traditional Guatemalan. He lived it. The black beans were tasting and the guacamole made fresh. my husband had the eggplant dish and it was spectacular. We all tried it! Atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
Latin, International, Soups, Guatemalan, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3a Calle Poniente Number 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
  • Phone Number: 50278320507

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?