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Arrin Cuan

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Guatemalan, Central American, Latin, Spanish, Soups, South American
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5a Av 3-27, Guatemala City 01001, Guatemala
+502 2238 0172
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Monterrrey, Mexico
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

I had a local taxi driver helps me during my stay for 5 days in the City of Guatemala. The last day I took him out to lunch and he recommended this place himself. No wonder why he did.... the place is great. We had a stew of pultry, beef and pork with rice and tamales. I cant remember the... More 

Thank Raymundo R
Chino Hills, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

My receipt was proof that I had ordered my meat well done. Awful service. Manager did nothing to offer to correct their mistake. See picture of receipt showing 'bien asada'. Never again.

Thank EAYs
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We even asked for a different tablecloth as the one on table was way too filthy. Then we asked for candles to be light. Nothing worked. Had a least four flies all over our food. Never again, too dirty. Portions were too small. Awful.

1 Thank Evelyn A
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

The best is the live music with a group of kids playing marimba, flute, drums and some prehispanic instruments. The service is very kind, the place is clean and you can eat in the yard having a beautiful view. I tried the Subanik and it was very good. A complete Guatemalan experience.

Thank Humberto E
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

We got to Antigua pretty late and the restaurant had just closed when we got there. I couldn't believe it when they opened their doors to serve just 2 people! It's sad to read the bad reviews because I thought the food was delicious! More specifically, their nachos. The rest was ok but their nachos were just the best I've... More 

Thank Naty516
Box Elder, South Dakota
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Because I could not find a review site for the Arrin Cuan in Antigua, I have decided to review it here - hope it is not a problem as we also dined at the Guate restaurant and liked it. Are they under the same ownership? How disappointing! Possibly the worst dining experience we have had. Watery, thin soups with poor... More 

Thank Sunling
Glendora, California
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We ate at the Guatemala City location and really enjoyed it. We had a meal for four which included steak, chicken, sausage and pork. Delicious! The sides and soups were good, too. I thought the price was fair for the quality and quantity of food. I would give the Guatemala City location a 4/5 stars. ANTIGUA LOCATION: The reason for... More 

Thank GrammaBiker
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850 reviews
551 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has the reputation of being one of the best offering traditional food. I can well believe it because we are very well indeed. The dishes were not like European food and varied greatly but tasted excellent. I recommend eating here for a taste of Guatemala.

Thank David M
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67 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

We visited this cozy little restaurant late at night in zone 1 and it was open. We were happy to find it open since most restaurants in zone 1 close early. There was a reserved area for a celebration and they had Live Marimba playing. The ambience was nice, full of paintings depicting multicolored Guatemala, woven typical fabrics, gardens, and... More 

Thank Hobbesgirl
Fishkill, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Located in downtown Guatemala City not far from the presidential palace(?), Arrin Cuan Iis great place to eat. We had lunch here and I let our host choose my meal. It was a delicious pepian. The atmosphere is comfortable with alternating styles of live music. The service was exceptiinal. Parking across the street was safe with armed guards as is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Guatemalan, Central American, Latin, Spanish, Soups, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5a Av 3-27, Guatemala City 01001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Guatemala Department  >  Guatemala City
  • Phone Number: +502 2238 0172

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