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Utz Hua

$$ - $$$
Latin, Spanish, Guatemalan, South American, Central American
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2a Calle, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This low-key family-run restaurant is a good place to try out guatemalan specialities--like pepian, jocote, mole, and others. Very flavorful.

Thank MikShuSF
Portland, OR
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Our favorite restaurant by far in Xela. Very good and well prepared Guatemalan dishes (Jocom, Pepián, etc.) served by polite wait staff. Family owned restaurant, look for grandmother to stop in. Not to be missed if you are staying in Xela.

Thank JoeChepe
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent, friendly, family-run restaurant where you can taste the distinct flavors of various traditional sauces with well prepared meats. We had a family style meal and tried four dishes among three people -- all were great. Eat whatever the family recommends!

Thank Rigo V
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Only descent food in town without all the bizarre xela feel. Traditional indigenous food served with mayan hospitality.

Thank 159122
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501 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Went here to refuel after a reasonably challenging climbing day on volcán Santa María. Great food here! They have great juices to try and their portions are plenty filling to this gringo:-). Their pepían is the best! The service is attentive. Had to laugh when getting ready to use the restroom. Make sure you notice the low bridge on the... More 

Thank Tigerman777
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124 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Loved the food here, always so tasty local dishes at really cheap prices. Staff were attentive and nice. Really enjoyed eating here!

Thank Peden13
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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268 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Sunday is the day when I have to get out and find a place to eat in Xela. I am doing homestay in Xela. I take Sunday as an opportunity to explore eateries in the city. I am glad I tried this place. This place is quite local and serves typical Guatemalan food. The staff is very friendly and happy... More 

Thank AlienTraveller1978
Perth, Australia
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We visited Utz Hua after a recommendation from friends of mine who enjoyed their meal. The prices seemed reasonable (I wouldn't say cheap though) and the portion sizes were perfect. We had two of the Pepian dishes and as we hadn't tried these yet were very happy with what we got served. Big portions of chicken in a rich and... More 

Thank Lauren W
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

This review is for Utz Hua one block west of Central Park. I'm not aware of the other one(s) mentioned in the other reviews. Anyways, location is great. Breakfast was reasonably priced (15-25Q). I live in Guatemala so I've had a ton of local breakfast. Best oatmeal (avena mosh), beans, champurrada, eggs with salsa, fresh-squeezed orange juice (they squeeze it... More 

Thank Felipe G
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

I use this restaurant every time I come to Quetzaltenango. The restaurant is near the square and offers lot of options at very reasonable price. The service is nice, do not expect nothing fancy but tasty and good option if you are in a budget. Great restaurants in Quetzaltenango are not my choices. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish, Guatemalan, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2a Calle, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Quetzaltenango Department  >  Quetzaltenango

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