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“The very best place to eat in Antigue Guatamala” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rainbow Cafe

Rainbow Cafe
Ranked #10 of 345 Restaurants in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Guatemalan, Central American, International, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Founded in 1992 Rainbow offers a delicious selection of international and local food made with fresh ingredients(some of them organic)at really good prices in a great atmosphere. Since the opening of the restaurant, we've been hosting live music every night which started with our now very famous Open Mic Night (Wednesdays at 8pm).Hope to see you around!
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The very best place to eat in Antigue Guatamala”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

We visited this restaurant nearly every day of our fortnight in Antigue Guatamala.The meals were wonderful and the atmosphere was great something different each night. The staff were very helpful and efficient and the owner British, give it a try you won't regret it.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank warrantman
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

I ate at Rainbow Café on my last night in Guatemala on the recommendation of local friends - and I was not disappointed! The menu is varied with a lot of choice for vegetarians, and my food was tasty and fresh. Long opening hours. Staff were polite, friendly and efficient - and very patient with my attempts at Spanish! There was live music the night I was there. I had the impression that Rainbow is a relaxed atmosphere for food or drink at any time of day, and I'd certainly go back again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KatESUK
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
“Family friendly, local cafe both day and night.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

Visited Rainbow Cafe on the strength of it's website http://rainbowcafeantigua.com/ and the place is as good as this site, if not better.
We have the slightest smattering of English, but the friendly staff really helped us find our feet in here. Our two boys were encouraged to play the genga and board games available.
Lovely, fresh food with a local slant. Great for breakfast, as music as it the place to be on an evening.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DellyG123
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Baltimore, Maryland
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83 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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“A Place to Relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

The Rainbow Cafe is located away from the Central Park, but since Antigua is small you can find it. And you should! It is more sophisticated than the travel books suggest. It has the feel of any coffee place. It had a relaxed atmosphere. They serve great fresh fruit smoothies. It was a great change from drinking coffee.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank BaltoROberta
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Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

During our stay in Antigua, members of our tour group visited this location on a number of occasions. The cafe/bar and gift/book store has a great atmosphere and hosts numerous events which is popular with tourists and locals.

On one night I attended with the group for dinner, it was open mike night, so this was quite entertaining with some very talented people in attendance. The food is eclectic and I had a Greek style dish which was very tasty. Others had various meals and all were happy with their choices. They have great desserts which a few of us shared one night after eating elsewhere. Could not complain about the service and price of the food was reasonable.

Drinks were reasonably priced and the store sold some nice gifts.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kawm2003
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