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La Canche

) #120 of 306 Restaurants in Antigua $ , Latin, Spanish
Avenida Norte 6a, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“tortillas” (5 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
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Central American, Latin, Spanish, Guatemalan
Avenida Norte 6a, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a nice find. Cheap and quick and definitely an experience worth remembering: the guy running the cash register took us out to the back and led us to a small room with two tables. The lady came by and told us the...More

Thank Hunads
Reviewed September 29, 2016

We went there because we heard we had to try it while in Antigua. This is a local place not too much advertised. There is just a small sign in the small store offering "el menu del dia" for 20Q (3$US). To get to the...More

3  Thank Marco
Reviewed March 14, 2016

"A hole in the wall if there ever was one, this eatery behind a 'mom and pop' store consists of just two tables." Lonely Planet We actually managed to ferret out 2 more tables (total of 4) in the court yard. Food was okay and...More

1  Thank churchie26
Reviewed February 19, 2016

You enter the shop and go behind the counter to find the restaurant. Nearby a parrot sits free of its' cage commenting on all and sundry. You might get two choices for food chicken /beef, both will be cheap, hearty and tasty. Fresh avocado and...More

1  Thank C M
Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

La Canche its an iconic and historical site of Barrio La Merced, some of the recipes go back more than 4 generations, I got to share the Family's table, was looking for the real taste of Guatemala's most celebrated dishes like Pepian and was amazing!....More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

A cute little behind the store restaurant. The little old ladies are absolutely adorable and very accommodating. If your a backpacker looking to try the local food, look no further. The food is pretty good but the atmosphere is great. You'll feel like you're at...More

1  Thank 1406traveller
Reviewed December 17, 2015

We tried pepian and rellenito here. Both tasted average but very filling. The dining area is dark and you share a big table with the rest of the diners. Although the people who run the place are friendly.

1  Thank ela_1987
Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

If you are a traveller and not a tourist, this ia your place. Inside a shop, a big table with bad illumination brings you the local experience. This place wouldn't pass the higienic exams in Europe, but the food is delicious. The "waitresses" are unique...More

1  Thank Thecatalanboss
Reviewed November 24, 2015

As the reviewer before me said, "it's not everyone's cup of tea." Although I have eaten here on several occasions, my wife wasn't particularly thrilled with this comedor. To be honest, I remember it being better than it was today. Still, the pepián con pollo...More

1  Thank Grousedoctor
Reviewed September 29, 2015

I would say this place is not for everyone. You have to be CULTURALLY adventurous as well as a culinary adventurer. You have to go through a very small convenience store (a Teinde in Guatemala), past the counter, into their back room where the communal...More

Thank 9thWardDaddy
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Central American, Latin, Spanish, Guatemalan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Norte 6a, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
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