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Buga Mama Restaurant

Barrio Marcos Sanchez Diaz, Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
+502 7947 0891
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (8 reviews)
“coconut water” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Seafood, Guatemalan, Thai, Healthy, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Barrio Marcos Sanchez Diaz, Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Nice place in Livingstone. The food is good, the atmosphere is cool and the service is friendly. I recommend it.

Thank Mycklane
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We had a quiet lunch here after having strolled through the village. There is a view over the docks where the launches arrive and depart, always something going on. For lunch we had a tapado, the fish and seafood broth cooked in coconut milk with...More

Thank coloko
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Great view of the harbor and excellent service from the local tourism students that run it. But our food was terrible! My wife ordered the conch and it was too tough and tasteless to finish. Being from South Texas where fajitas were first invented, I...More

Thank JoeBetsill
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My sister and I came here after a long day of travel in search of a peaceful place to sit and some good food. Buga Mama hit the spot! Is it the cheapest place in Livingston? No, probably not. But the restaurant is run by...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 18 June 2017

All things considered this was a fine place to eat. The young student-staff are super nice and really try hard. They make it worth your time and dining effort. I wouldn't make the trip to Livingston to eat here, but I'm glad we sat there...More

Thank TravelBob-LA
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great seafood and lovely cool breezes off the river. Even though the staff are trainees, they were great.

Thank pkinbne2016
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a great location on the water, you actually get a nice breeze in what is otherwise a paralyzingly hot town. They are part of a community organization that helps school kids and you are served by youth. I am vegetarian and there...More

Thank Tammy2124
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent and plentiful. My daughter had the seafood soup in coconut broth. I had the 1 pound whole fish. We shared the ceviche without conch. Everything was delicious. As with previous reviews, the service is sweet but not on point. Ceviche appetizer...More

Thank Cyndi B
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I was expecting a little better dinner at this place. No rice only baked potato and I'm not particularly fond of potatoes. Plus we are in the Caribbean aren't we supposed to have rice. Garlic fish was over salted and the tempura shrimp was over...More

Thank LisaNord1
Reviewed 10 March 2017

we did not like anything we ate. Hamburgers are different and not worth spending your $ on. The shrimp tacos things were soggy. The limonada was the only good thing. They talk about the view. It was ok but not the best. Much better view...More

Thank Peggy N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 10
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrio Marcos Sanchez Diaz, Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Izabal Department  >  Rio Dulce  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: +502 7947 0891
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