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El Faro Restaurante y Taqueria

Antigua, Guatemala

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

When traveling around, we love to enjoy an upscale dining experience with its perfect ambiance, great presentation, impeccable service, an outstanding view, lovely background music, and an interesting combination of flavors.

Just as important, is finding those special places where one can get a solid meal for affordable prices; A place that is consistently good, clean and friendly.

In Antigua, El Faro Restaurante y Taqueria is just such a place.

Mexican food in Guatemala


In Guatemala, Mexican food is considered to be international cuisine. Mexico has a surprising amount of variety when it comes to sauces, diversity in dishes and flavor, and utilizing chilies. Guatemalan food does not offer much in terms of the picante flavor, preferring the more traditionally mild and gentler seasonings.

Six tables and a counter

Inside El Faro, it's intimate. One cook, one waitperson and about 20 seats. People say hello, buen provecho, and are generous with their smiles.

The whiteboard with daily specials

Daily specials run from $4.60USD to $5.50USD and desserts, which include a cup of coffee, are $2.60USD. There is also a regular menu from which to choose a meal, side dish and other options.

Quesadilla with chicken, guacamole and salad

This chicken quesadilla plate was 35Quetzales, $4.60USD and was ordered off the main menu. The amount of food was enough for us to take part of the quesadilla home to enjoy later.

Our bill

A delicious and large chicken salad with grilled strips of chicken, the above mentioned chicken quesadilla, a fresh strawberry licuado and fresh lemonade totaled 90Quetzales, about $12USD, plus tip.

The special of the day


Barbeque chicken, rice, salad and guacamole was the special of the day and was only 20Quetzales, about $2.60USD. Portions are consistently large, and the flavor of the food is very pleasing. Prices are perfect when one is eating out every day.

Our bill

Along with the BBQ chicken plates, we ordered two lemonades (which were huge!!) at 15Quetzales each and our bill totaled 70Quetzales, a little over $9USD plus tip.

A simple entrance to El Faro

If you are not on the lookout for it, this restaurant is easily missed with its understated entrance. There is a small sign stating that the location is El Faro Restaurante y Taqueria, along with its menu.

If you'd like a simple, tasty, affordable meal with no fuss but lots of friendliness, definitely stop by El Faro's in Antigua, Guatemala.

El Faro Restaurant y Taqueria

5a Calle Poniente 12 "A"

Antigua, Guatemala

Tele: 502. 7832. 4857 or 502. 7832. 8540

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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