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El Pelicano

$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Guatemalan
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Beach Front Road, Monterrico 06024, Guatemala
+502 4001 5885
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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was incredible. We had the spaghetti carbonara and shrimp risotto. The bread they served along with dinner was delightful. Food was flavorful, fast, and hot. Just be prepared for dogs and cats to be wandering around. We were surprised when a cat jumped on the table from a nearby window.

Thank christina3308
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful jumbo shrimps, lovely friendly staff - recommend highly. Fast service. We had garlic jumbo shrimps and butter shrimp with vegetables and rice - great portion size.

1 Thank sCoops27
Vancouver, BC
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

2 things to know about this town - there are plenty of places to eat and The Pelican is excellent. Enjoyed a wonder grilled fish from the wood fired grill. Beautiful salad accompanied the fish. Chef/owner is outstanding and helpful - and they speak English (which is not that common in this town). The restaurant setting is superb and the... More 

2 Thank AstridRick
Paris, France
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

good food with reasonable prices. the owner is also the chef. we ate good fishes and drank a nice wine it is probably the best restaurant in town I recommend you to eat here

Thank Romain L
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I went with my family and we ordered a bit of everything and we were very impressed. La pasta del pescador was especially good. Great value for money and I really liked the rustic design and nature of the place. Definitely head there if you have a chance.

1 Thank Juanca532
Rifle, Colorado
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Out standing!! What a suprise to find high end European cuisine in such a remote place. unbelievable selections at rock bottom prices. The seafood of the day is fresh and well prepared. The absolute best place in Monterrico.

2 Thank mikeW7940CW
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We called at around 1pm on a Saturday to make a reservation. And, since we're Americans who eat early, we were able to get a large table at 6pm. The restaurant is BEAUTIFUL. The waiter took our orders and our drinks came out quick. That's not always the case in Guatemala. The food took a while to prepare which I... More 

2 Thank George S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

I'm from the states and visited El Pelicano on two different ocassions last year. The food is amazing . I've never had pasta that's so yummy. The service and atmosphere are great. We actually stayed an extra night just to eat there ! Highly recommended.

4 Thank LaceeB
Pagosa Springs, CO
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158 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

We've been in Guatemala for a month in many places and the food at this place is as good as we have found anywhere. Located on a crummy dirt road, the place is very nice--clean, thatched roof and an occasional dog laying around. I had risotto with shrimp and it was delicious. My wife had fresh fish (dark meat and... More 

1 Thank carynps
Arcata, California
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131 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

My favorite restaurant in Monterrico is the Taberna El Pelicano. Located on the dirt lane parallel to the beach behind Johnny’s Place, it is open Wednesday through Saturday 12-2 and 6-10. On Sunday it is open 12-3. It is closed Monday and Tuesday. Their telephone numbers are 4693 5973 and 4001 5885. They accept reservations, and they handle groups very... More 

3 Thank griggs2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Guatemalan
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Front Road, Monterrico 06024, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Santa Rosa Department  >  Monterrico
  • Phone Number: +502 4001 5885

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