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17 Calle 10-40 | Zona 10, Guatemala City, Guatemala
+502 2368 0351
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Oakland, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Had a great meal of steak and pasta with my girlfriend after a 2 week trip around the country. Wanted to treat ourselves after the journey. The place was really nice and quiet compared with the bustle of the city. Even met the owner of the restaurant and had a great conversation with a fellow artist. Highly Recommended!

Thank pillararts
Paris, France
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The food is really amazing, do not miss the tiger rolls and tuna tartar as starters. I tried the rib eye marinated in illy coffee and it was absolutely delicious, also tried the lobster risotto and shrimp in a coriander sauce also very good. The wine cellar is very complete. For dessert, the banana pie, an English recipe, is one... More 

Thank Maria Fernanda G
Knysna, South Africa
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156 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

When we parked the car we thought the area looked a little rough until we walked through into lovely courtyard into an elegant restaurant with a stylish bar area and a number of rooms and outdoor options for dining. The customers were all well dressed and there was a great vibe. On Thursday there is a live band in the... More 

Thank Francis B
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I resided in Guatemala from 1987 to 1992 while working at the US Embassy. I believe I first started patronizing Jake's around 1990. I always make it my business to have a meal at Jake's on every visit since then. I have tried virtually every dish and have never had a bad meal or experience. I have recommended this Restaurant... More 

Thank azteclarry
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Level Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

As others have mentioned this place has subpar food with prices that do not match the quality expected for the price. I felt this way the first time I went and I ordered a pasta dish that was bland and dissapointing, but decided to give it another chance and try some of their namesake dishes, like the anacates. We ordered... More 

Thank Irene C
Jake D, Owner at Jake's, responded to this review

Dear Irene C, I first want to thank you for bringing this unfortunate isolated experience to my attention. Unfortunately there was a breakdown in the procedure of selection, and cleaning of the Anacates (wild mushrooms). These Anacates are not a cultivated product, but gathered by towns people in remote areas. These mushrooms arrive in a state that needs to be... More 

San Salvador, El Salvador
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The service, environment is niece... has different ambience. Located in the middle of zona 10. Great meats, the hamburgers are amazing, the one in the picture is with patte and sauted onions.

Thank Daytona1982
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This restaurant has been around for many years & is a traditional stop for many. However it needs a infusion of life. The food & service are inconsistent and even at it's best it is above average. When the owner is there, you will notice a difference in the quality of both. It is a popular place with the older... More 

1 Thank Just-a-Traveler27
Level Contributor
47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

My boyfriend and I ate here for our 1 year anniversary. It is a really nice place, not too fancy but dress nice. The food was very good. I was a bit disappointed they did not have the duck comfit special that night, but we got steak and it was delicious. The ambience in this place is nice and romantic.

Thank Duda R
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Level Contributor
66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Jakes is a restaurant where you will extremely rarely be disappointed. It is consistently excellent with a great varied menu and inventive specials. The lobster risotto is great. Any beef item is sure to please.

Thank Patricia S
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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630 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Fine dinning restaurant in the heart of Guatemala. The owner, Jake, is often at the restaurant checking everything out to give an excellent service. Variety of fine dishes prepared with high quality ingredients. You can enjoy a nice meal accompanied by a first class wine. This is French type of restaurant. Decorated simple but very nice, elegant. Medium range prices.... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Calle 10-40 | Zona 10, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Guatemala Department  >  Guatemala City
  • Phone Number: +502 2368 0351
Relaxed retrofitted farm house setting, eclectic menu with a extensive wine cellar. Sophisticated lounge with live music every Thursday evening.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?