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El Meson Tikal

$$ - $$$
Guatemalan, South American
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Tikal | parque nacional tikal, Peten 17001, Guatemala
+502 7952 8700
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260 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

El Meson is a large thatched building with trestle tables in the park, with a very basic menu in Spanish, the waiters did not speak English but beer is the same in just about any language. We choose bananas, Rice and Chicken I think and Pasta, rice and? Plus two adult icy cold local beverages, which hit the spot after... More 

Thank Hanger24
Geneva, Switzerland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

It was like an oasis in the desert arriving at El Meson! We had pre-booked our food (either beef or chicken on offer) at the start of our hike to Tikal and had no idea what we would find at the end of the hike. What a wonderful sight! El Meson is a large thatched building with tressle tables and... More 

Thank Clare G
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

After 4 hours of hiking in brutally humid sun, anything probably would've tasted good, but El Meson was a pleasant surprise. We booked it as part of our tour, but I didn't expect it to be a nice, sit-down restaurant in the middle of the jungle. It's open air, with a roof, but there are fans blowing so it's a... More 

Thank A W
Antigua, Guatemala
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153 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

After trekking all over Tikal, this place is a welcome stop. Good food, quick service and a cool drink in the heat of the day are just what you need to continue on with the sights. It saved us.

Thank Belinda W
Sacramento, CA
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151 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

This was a civilized place to eat after tromping around in the rain all over Tikal. They have 3 plates to choose from and all were good. Chicken or beef, local vegetables, hand made tortillas and salsa, and a nice cold beer made for a pleasant lunch. Cloth napkins and tablecloths, too.

Thank lindaesacramento
Normal, Illinois
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165 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

This is low season and it was apparent as I was the only one at lunch. Sitting under the large palapa style roof was pleasant. Service was friendly. The menu is limited and set price. Choices included the usual beef,chicken or pork cutlet. All are served with very nicely prepared veggies and better than usual rice. Of course there were... More 

Thank Carol L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2014

A close-up view of the lake, personable service and wonderful food! Loved it! Delightful dining for all.

Thank Junia000
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55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

We were starved and thirsty after the hike through Tikal! Th food was so good and they gave us ice cold wash cloths to cool us down!

Thank dawnedwardsVentura

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 11
Guatemalan, South American
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tikal | parque nacional tikal, Peten 17001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Peten Department  >  Peten
  • Phone Number: +502 7952 8700
Restaurante El Mesón Servimos almuerzos campestres, en un ambiente ecológico y selvático.Situado adentro del parque Nacional Tikal, carretera que conduce hacia sitio arqueológico Uaxactún.

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