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La Canche

) #111 of 315 Restaurants in Antigua $ , , Latin
Avenida Norte 6a, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tortillas” (5 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
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Guatemalan, Central American, Latin, Spanish
Avenida Norte 6a, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 24 June 2017

This restaurant has been around for about 60 years from what I understand and is well know with locals. You'd never find this place on your own as a gringo. The Pepian is sublime. We also sampled a local dessert called rellenito de platano, which...More

Thank StationToStation
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This place was a nice find. Cheap and quick and definitely an experience worth remembering: the guy running the cash register took us out to the back and led us to a small room with two tables. The lady came by and told us the...More

Thank Hunads
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We went there because we heard we had to try it while in Antigua. This is a local place not too much advertised. There is just a small sign in the small store offering "el menu del dia" for 20Q (3$US). To get to the...More

3  Thank Marco
Reviewed 15 March 2016

"A hole in the wall if there ever was one, this eatery behind a 'mom and pop' store consists of just two tables." Lonely Planet We actually managed to ferret out 2 more tables (total of 4) in the court yard. Food was okay and...More

1  Thank churchie26
Reviewed 20 February 2016

You enter the shop and go behind the counter to find the restaurant. Nearby a parrot sits free of its' cage commenting on all and sundry. You might get two choices for food chicken /beef, both will be cheap, hearty and tasty. Fresh avocado and...More

1  Thank C M
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

La Canche its an iconic and historical site of Barrio La Merced, some of the recipes go back more than 4 generations, I got to share the Family's table, was looking for the real taste of Guatemala's most celebrated dishes like Pepian and was amazing!....More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

A cute little behind the store restaurant. The little old ladies are absolutely adorable and very accommodating. If your a backpacker looking to try the local food, look no further. The food is pretty good but the atmosphere is great. You'll feel like you're at...More

1  Thank 1406traveller
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We tried pepian and rellenito here. Both tasted average but very filling. The dining area is dark and you share a big table with the rest of the diners. Although the people who run the place are friendly.

1  Thank ela_1987
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

If you are a traveller and not a tourist, this ia your place. Inside a shop, a big table with bad illumination brings you the local experience. This place wouldn't pass the higienic exams in Europe, but the food is delicious. The "waitresses" are unique...More

2  Thank Thecatalanboss
Reviewed 25 November 2015

As the reviewer before me said, "it's not everyone's cup of tea." Although I have eaten here on several occasions, my wife wasn't particularly thrilled with this comedor. To be honest, I remember it being better than it was today. Still, the pepián con pollo...More

1  Thank Grousedoctor
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Guatemalan, Central American, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Norte 6a, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
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