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“Quite Good- Pricey for Lunch- Worth a Visit!”

La Cuevita de Urquizu
Ranked #132 of 377 Restaurants in Antigua
Cuisines: Guatemalan
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed March 1, 2014

A local had recommended La Cuevita as a good example of local flavor.
Glad we gave it a try!

You order as you enter the open faced establishment, with the options right there before you.

Meaty 'stew' dishes are one of your three choices for your meal-
then 2 sides, ranging from rice to bean salad to guacamole to whatever...
a tamale comes along with, regardless of your 3 choices.

I had the combination meat dish- a bit spicy, but not overbearing at all.... the guac was very good, tho' thin- not a thick paste you might expect, rather almost runny- tasty, regardless.
rice was 'meh'... nothing special.
comes with bready tortillas that help sop up the stew juice.

all in all, good food-

but for lunch and the amount you received, it wasn't a great value at all- ran about 80 Quetzales, or about 10US... not a bargain whatsoever.

odd little courtyard, but cool.

most curious thing for us was the 'suspect' group of 4 gregarious men with $$$$$ Rolex's on the wrists, etc., being looked after by 2 other quite stoic men at another table... one could only venture to guess what that scenario was all about, but as a friend postulated, 'even gangsta's gotta eat!".

we'd return for another go with their yummy stews, but certainly go a different route with the sides.

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

They offer flavorful typical food, you can choose from a varieaty of beef, pork, chicken prepared in different sauces, and a variety of sides is algo very good, like the guacamole with homemade tortilla chips and the beans with sausage. I've been here twice, and I think it's a good place.

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Reviewed December 18, 2013

We went three times, as it was near our hotel and we like the way you can enjoy a good Guatemalan meal on a quiet patio with loads of plants. At the entrance, you see what´s available that day, and you pick one + 2 side dishes for 80Q. The stuffed peppers are great!

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Reviewed December 18, 2013

I've been in this restaurante in september/2013 and it was really good! There are plenty of options, all of then are typical, and delicious. The atmosphere is nice and also have a lot of locals around.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I really wanted typical Guatemalan food. They had the daily offerings for you to see and they were a great help in my selections. Super service and it is located in a colonial house. Ask to go up on the roof for one of the best views in town.

It was a great experience.

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Thank Licymedina
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