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“Fine Cigars, Wine, Liquors (and good talk)”

Antigua Tabaco Compania S.A.
Ranked #24 of 82 things to do in Antigua
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are a cigar shop that has a private living room smoke room. Come and visit us and allow us to invite you in. See you soon.
Antigua, Guatemala
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fine Cigars, Wine, Liquors (and good talk)”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

This little place is so inviting, friendly and cozy - that after stopping in for a 'few minutes' last time -- we wound up staying for hours. There's quite a lively conversation unfolding almost every afternoon according the owner, Uwe.

I had guests in from LA who like to smoke good cigars and they were very impressed with the time we spent there. Jess, who helps behind the bar, couldn't have been more hospitable or helpful - not to mention her keen sense of humor.

In fact, humor seemed to be a major theme as laughter rang out time after time, with different people (some perfect strangers - others familiar regulars) shared their stories and adventures freely. In my visits to the little 'green room' in the back of the shop, I've seen several people who neither drank nor smoked, enjoying the atmosphere and engaging repartee nonetheless.

Snacks and sandwiches are available to go with the single malt scotches and Ron Zacapa, which, according to a couple of regulars, 'must be tried to be believed'. We tried it and it definitely lived up to the recommendation. The cigars from a walk-in humidor are, of course, the finest and Uwe will be happy to tell you the entire story of how and where they are made. You discover that the largest cigar producer in the world is in Honduras, for instance - and they have a large selection of the best of them.

The selection includes plenty of Cuban favorites as well. Stop by and find out what is so compelling about this charming little nook.

Visited January 2014
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Corona B, Owner at Antigua Tabaco Compania S.A., responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Thank you so much John for the great review. Hope to see you and you lovely Family very soon.
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Novice cigar smoker had a great experience”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Hector gave us a great overview of what this cozy little place has to offer in its humidor. I am not really and experienced cigar smoker, but really liked the recommended Honduras house blend he recommended. The aged rum is a great addition. Hector, if you read this: thanks for all the explanations and a great chat! Hope the Nicaraguans you recommended taste just as great.

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Corona B, Owner at Antigua Tabaco Compania S.A., responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you for your great review. Cigar smoking is all about cozy atmosphere, music and great conversation. Welcome to our private living room!
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San Jose
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Charming location for wine and cigars”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Love this little gem - cozy place to have a glass of wine...or two... after a long day of shopping - love to visit there. My husband loves the cigar environment! Friendly staff - Jess was really nice to talk to.

Visited September 2013
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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Can't wait to chill out here”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Just popped by this place to pick up a couple of stogies for the hubby, and what a wonderful place to relax! And with fresh breezes blowing through, the amount of smoke lingering was not stifling like many shops in places where the weather is not as conducive to open doors. Small selection, but it looked like a decently stocked humidor. the clerk was opening a bottle of wine for a family, who was relaxing and enjoying a beautiful afternoon with each other.

Visited August 2013
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very pleasant little spot”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Nice ambience, reasonable selection of cigars (including some local ones), good selection of drinks. Staff are very friendly and chatty (in English or Spanish). Selection of food is not that great. That aside, well worth a visit, even if you're not a cigar smoker.

Visited July 2013
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