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Buga Mama Restaurant

) #5 of 21 Restaurants in Livingston €€ - €€€ Seafood, , Thai
Barrio Marcos Sanchez Diaz, Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
+502 7947 0891
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (8 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
All hours
Seafood, Guatemalan, Thai, Healthy, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Barrio Marcos Sanchez Diaz, Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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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

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.

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

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

Thank Cyndi B
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I was expecting a little better dinner at this place. No rice only baked potato and I'm not particularly fond of potatoes. Plus we are in the Caribbean aren't we supposed to have rice. Garlic fish was over salted and the tempura shrimp was over...More

Thank LisaNord1
Reviewed 10 March 2017

we did not like anything we ate. Hamburgers are different and not worth spending your $ on. The shrimp tacos things were soggy. The limonada was the only good thing. They talk about the view. It was ok but not the best. Much better view...More

Thank Peggy N
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Ok food but nothing too exciting. I had a good curry with very little chicken. Clearly a place with a lack of professional service staff

Thank Birck
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were in a hurry to catch the boat so we spotted Buga Mama and went in. We were waiting a little longer than the normal time for our food to come but it was definitely one of the nicest breakfasts we've had in Guatemala....More

Thank cccatronic
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We went there for a drink. It was not busy but we were unable to order anything. So we were not impressed with the service.

Thank Kalina T
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Our expectations of the food were quite high after reading the reviews. The location is very nice, right by the water. But the food left a lot to be desired. We ordered the local coconut milk based seafood and fish stew called Tapado. There was...More

Thank tellatraveltale
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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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Izabal Department  >  Rio Dulce  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: +502 7947 0891
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