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Latin, Guatemalan, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed November 13, 2019

Cheap, tasty and - what's the most important - local food. I love that it's hidden and not so accessible to everyone. When I travel I tend to avoid touristy places and La Canche was a real hidden gem. We ate there a couple of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed August 18, 2019

My second visit here (last was several years ago) for lunch. There's a small menu that changes daily, all typical Guatemalan dishes. I had the caldo de res (kind of a broth) with a side of vegetables, rice and a large piece of pork. Price...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Like others have said you walk through the store to get to the restaurant. I had the pepian here on a food tour. The next day tried the pepian at Rincon Tipico and it was disappointing, smaller portion, not as flavorful and the chicken was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed May 7, 2018

My husband and I stumbled on La Canche almost by accident. Located in the back of a tienda facing La Merced, if you dont know its there you would miss it. When you go to the tienda ask for Pepian and they will take you...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

It took us a few tries to find this listing from the Lonely Planet and I’m glad we persisted. It was some of the best tipico food we had in Guatemala. We had to walk thru a grocery store to find it. The table needed...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed December 20, 2017

centrally located, but still far away from the tourist folks, this place is first a little shop. passing the shop desk, you get into a room with two large tables. all is very simple, but the food is tasty (and cheap). just beware of the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Nice decent food and really helpful and friendly staff when having questions. Nicely priced too. Luuk

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed June 23, 2017

This restaurant has been around for about 60 years from what I understand and is well know with locals. You'd never find this place on your own as a gringo. The Pepian is sublime. We also sampled a local dessert called rellenito de platano, which...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed June 15, 2017 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

Date of visit: June 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2016
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