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Buga Mama Restaurant

€€ - €€€Seafood, , Thai
Barrio Marcos Sanchez Diaz, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
+502 7947 0891
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood soup” (2 reviews)
“plantains” (2 reviews)
“white fish” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Guatemalan, Thai, Healthy, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Barrio Marcos Sanchez Diaz, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Buga Mama seems a bit "touristy" and the food was just average. I had the grilled whole fish, and it was pretty typical, nothing special. Maybe some local sauces or salsas would have helped out. The fries are "fast food style" frozen fries, the salad,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank chey_baybee
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Great water scenic view. Conveniently located by the public dock. Restaurant mission is to provide a fair trade restaurant and training program so you can eat and help others. We ordered the shrimp appetizer and it ended up being a meal. Our shrimp was delicious....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 704mam
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Nice place in Livingstone. The food is good, the atmosphere is cool and the service is friendly. I recommend it.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Mycklane
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We had a quiet lunch here after having strolled through the village. There is a view over the docks where the launches arrive and depart, always something going on. For lunch we had a tapado, the fish and seafood broth cooked in coconut milk with...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank coloko
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Great view of the harbor and excellent service from the local tourism students that run it. But our food was terrible! My wife ordered the conch and it was too tough and tasteless to finish. Being from South Texas where fajitas were first invented, I...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank JoeBetsill
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My sister and I came here after a long day of travel in search of a peaceful place to sit and some good food. Buga Mama hit the spot! Is it the cheapest place in Livingston? No, probably not. But the restaurant is run by...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 18 June 2017

All things considered this was a fine place to eat. The young student-staff are super nice and really try hard. They make it worth your time and dining effort. I wouldn't make the trip to Livingston to eat here, but I'm glad we sat there...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank TravelBob-LA
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great seafood and lovely cool breezes off the river. Even though the staff are trainees, they were great.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank pkinbne2016
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a great location on the water, you actually get a nice breeze in what is otherwise a paralyzingly hot town. They are part of a community organization that helps school kids and you are served by youth. I am vegetarian and there...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Tammy2124
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent and plentiful. My daughter had the seafood soup in coconut broth. I had the 1 pound whole fish. We shared the ceviche without conch. Everything was delicious. As with previous reviews, the service is sweet but not on point. Ceviche appetizer...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Cyndi B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrio Marcos Sanchez Diaz, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Izabal Department  >  Rio Dulce  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: +502 7947 0891
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