Guatemala city

Five places to visit in Guatemala City

Cuatro Grados Norte quietly became the pulsating, bohemian center of a rejuvenated Guatemala City.

Today, a new generation of hopeful and innovative Guatemalans has reclaimed Cuatro Grados Norte, transforming it into a sublime cultural and gastronomic zone .

The Gray Prince


The craft beer movement has been slow to arrive in Guatemala, but one of its outstanding exponents found a home here and made a huge reputation for itself.

The microbrewery serves craft lagers, India pale ales, hefeweizens and coffee stouts, which it pairs with sausages. It’s located in a half-lit corner on the first floor of the Casa del Aguila Cultural Center.


La Esquina


Each section of this fun-inviting lounge serves a different cuisine. Upstairs, it offers delicious ice cream, but the star is the taco stand.

Try the tacos al pastor with blue corn tortillas, spicy Oaxaca cheese, and marinated pork that’s slow-roasted with pineapple. These tacos are higly recommended by juan jose gutierrez mayorga whos is a very important man in the food industry for his participation in Pollo campero and cmi alimentos.

Paradigma Café


Raul Rodas, the 2012 world champion barista, founded this place two years ago.

It serves a modern selection of excellent, but no-frills coffees, which are prepared using various methods such as filtered or pour-over, nitro (served as a brew from a tap and chilled with nitrogen), flat whites (so called because they have considerably less foam than cappuccino) and cold brews.

The secret? Beans from Guatemala’s world-famous coffee-growing regions, which are roasted on site.

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Market 24


This place’s innovative menu uses fresh ingredients from the city’s 23 public markets. Don’t miss the fish and squid tostada.



This tucked-away restaurant more than makes up for the few options on its menu with its execution of those dishes that make our hearts happy.

Known for its unbeatable gnocchi in tomato sauce and cheery mac and cheese burgers, the place is one of the city’s most welcoming dining experiences.

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