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Bar y Restaurante El Arco

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Latin, Central American, American, Seafood, International, Spanish, Guatemalan, South American
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Calle Del Arco, 5a Ave. Norte | No. 28, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 3080
10:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Claremont, California
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129 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

After an 11 day trip, was ready to relax and have an authentic Mayan meal, but with an haute cuisine approach. THe meals were delicious, the scenery was perfect, and we really enjoyed ourselves tremendously.

Thank haohuangpianist
Ellicott City, Maryland
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238 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Three of us greatly enjoyed lunch here while touring beautiful Antigua for a day (cruise ship excursion). Following a warm greeting we were seated immediately in the courtyard. Each of us ordered the Pepian and it was delicious. Friendly service. I do recommend and would return. This restaurant is part of the hotel located at the famous Arch in Antigua.... More 

Thank William J
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I came in at the height of the dinner hour. No other diners; however, I was hungry and I ordered without thinking about that fact, as the ambiance is so nice in this courtyard. Perhaps I ordered the wrong item. However, "Argentine sausages" appeared on the menu, and I've enjoyed items so described quite a lot elsewhere (including a very... More 

Thank David F
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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397 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

El Archo restaurant and bar is a very pleasant place to dine. While the food is very good, the location in the historic Santa Catalina hotel, an old convent, makes the dining experience special. Located around the courtyard of this historic building that is almost 500 years old, it is in the herart of old Antigua, by the picturesque arch.

Thank Rob S
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173 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Our meal at El Arco was the first outside our Hotel. We chose it after walking and sightseeing for 4+ hours and while there were others in the same part of the street, we chose this one because there was live music and when looking in the doorway from the street it looked particularly cool and inviting. We were there... More 

Thank ArohaCM
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199 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The restaurant and hotel share the same quarters, rooms and dining area set around the courtyard of the ancient convent and adjacent to the ruin from the 18th century earthquake. The restaurant offers a full and reasonably varied menu with service for breakfast, lunch and dinner selections which address most dietary tastes, from carivore to vegan to comida typica. There... More 

Thank MichiganZumbido
Philadelphia, New York
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1,237 reviews
451 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We enjoyed a nice lunch away from the main tourist track. The food was good, as was the service. We ordered chicken. It was nicely seasoned but a little dry. The corn and guacamole was very good, as it should be in Guatemala. If I go again, I will try the steak, as our neighbors were eating it, and it... More 

Thank annarc6
Richmond, Canada
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207 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

My travelling companions and I stumbled upon this delightful restaurant/cafe. It is just off of a main road close to the Central Park of Antigua. It is a hidden gem as you have to enter through a dark tunnel like space of clothing vendors, and voila! an amazing oasis of tranquility. The restaurant/cafe is at the entrance of a hotel,... More 

Thank Wanderhoof
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Food was alright (although you could get better food for a lower price elsewhere). Service was terrible. It took waiters 20 minutes to take our order. Business was slow that day, so they had no excuse.

Thank Jorge C
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014

We had a group of about 35 January of 2014. Food and service were both excellent. We had a great evening. Staff seemed to genuinely care about providing us with great service.

Thank EddyBush

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Latin, Central American, American, Seafood, International, Spanish, Guatemalan, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Del Arco, 5a Ave. Norte | No. 28, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
  • Phone Number: +502 7832 3080
Our restaurant offers dining in a 400 year old historical convent at the most famous historical site in Antigua Guatemala, The Arch. We are famous for out steak prepared on our open wood fired grill. We also have a large selection of Guatemalan typical dishes and several International dishes. Our restaurant overlooks our beautiful central garden and fountain. Good quality food in a nice enviroment in a privileged location. We can seat groups up to 100.

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