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Gamboa Place

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Seafood, Guatemalan, South American
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Playa Livingston, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Restaurants in Livingston tend to be marginal and pricy. Gamboa Place is an oasis. The quality is high, portions generous, and prices reasonable for Livingston. They serve traditional Garifuna and Belizean cuisine, and strong coffee. It’s up an alley off the beach, but the entrance is well marked. Once you reach the restaurant you’ll find an open air patio, clean... More 

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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Wow wow wow wow When you see the place you don't believe what can come out of that kitchen. We went to Gamboa's place after reading tripadvisor and we truly confirm what was said. It's no more than a lady's home. The order takes time. But when food arrives to the table, it's delicious! Homemade Tapado was just wonderful.

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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

I discovered this place when the brother of Maria, the owner, dragged me there. Of course I was wary, but I was glad I came here. The food there is amazing, I tried the Ceviche, the Tapado and the Fish with Plantin (maybe it was Yucca or Manioc) and all those dishes were delicious. They serve nice cold beers and... More 

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Oakland, Oregon
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117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2014

We enjoyed our meals here. Great fresh fish and fries for us best burger in Guate for the grandson. The kids were entertaining us with a Garifuna dance, very cute.

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Russia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Right on the beach but hard to find and don't expect a luxury restaurant there it's a people canteen but who complains ;) Fried vegetable and chicken were tasty and fresh cooked. Reasonable prices. Excellent place to plunge into local culture.

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Thank VKalmykov
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2013

If you're looking for Garifuna cuisine, you've found it. This is as authentic as it gets, with a broad menu of home-cooked traditional dishes. The family atmosphere is magical, the service is excellent, and, of course, the food is like none other in Livingston. Slightly off the beaten path, this beach-side location on the Garifuna side of town is worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Guatemalan, South American
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Livingston, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Izabal Department  >  Rio Dulce  >  Livingston

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