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Guatemalan, Central American
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Avenida y 7a. Calle Esquina 12, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
+502 7763 1728
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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We have gone for breakfast a couple times as a family. The food is good for the value: you get a giant breakfast for what you pay, and the quality of the food is pretty good. We mainly go for the amazing play structures and giant slides. Your kids can go out and play while you finish up your breakfast... More 

Thank Tulipancito
Berea, Kentucky
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I've visited Albamar twice and had their signature dish both times (basically fried chicken and fries). I enjoyed it both times, because the chicken is fresh and tender and the service was always friendly. Albamar appears to be a family and friends-type restaurant but the second time I visited the environment seemed confused. I attended with some colleagues in the... More 

Thank Gabriella B
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

One of the better restaurants in Quetzaltenango. I have not had a bad meal. I love their breakfast menu. I have had several of their Chicken soups; oh they really hit the spot when you're not feeling so good. With a couple of tortillas, heaven on earth. They also have Marimba music starting at 8 every night.

Thank CiscoKid54
Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you want to find homecooked-like-food in Guatemala, you have to visit Albamar in Quetzaltenango or in its place in Retalhuleu. Excelent breakfasts, nice coffee.

Thank carmengonzalezh
Lynnwood, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 May 2016

There are at least 5 Albamar restuarants in Xela. They serve good food for a good price and consistent high quality. Good clean bathrooms! I love the breakfasts, but they are open all day.

Thank ThKnWilson
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We joined friends for a birthday lunch, and as usual, the food was great, the service was amazing and although we were right in front of the double marimba (which is played live every day) the conversations were really good. Normally I have either the smoked pork chops or the pipian chicken, but this time I had the "Caldo Tlalpaka... More 

Thank Linda C
Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I've visited this place multiple times since 2005. I've come with my direct family and extended family and enjoyed food poolside as well as in the dining area. The pool is better during non peak times from June-September. Once kids are out of school in Guatemala in late October/early November it's always packed by the pool and there is often... More 

Thank Jacqueline J
Worcester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

At first sight this place looks like a fast food outlet as when you look in the door you can see the cooking area and only one table, however it is much bigger inside. The restaurant was recommended by 2 different locals so we thought we'd give it a go even if first impressions pit us off. My partner had... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Quetzaltenango! My favorite food is the Caldo Tilapeño. All three meals are served and anything you order is good! This restaurant also has great fried chicken and wonderful typical food.They have a marimba band that plays often and really sets the mood for a great Guatemalan meal!

Thank ftyso
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We love Albamar for many reasons. The food is terrific, always hot and fresh, well prepared and with good sized (NOT American overkill) portions. The prices are good too, There are several Albamars in Xela, and we usually go to the one on the Cuesta Blanca, which has a huge, really fun-looking play yard for kids, with slides, areas to... More 

Thank Linda C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Guatemalan, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida y 7a. Calle Esquina 12, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Quetzaltenango Department  >  Quetzaltenango
  • Phone Number: +502 7763 1728

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