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El Cuartito

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13 Avenida 7-09 | Zona 1, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Panajachel, Guatemala
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Cuartito is a great place to hang out with friends and get drinks. They also have good food to picar. Mojitos particularly stand out.

Thank Hannah E
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just needs to prepare food faster! Service is good. Drinks and quality are great. Servers are nice and the set up is amazing. Well done.

Thank Amir E
Vancouver, Canada
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115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is really more of a lunch place than dinner. Mostly sandwiches, salads, and snacks. Food is okay- not amazing but not terrible either. There are veggie options.

Thank Tammy2124
Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a relaxed place with good choice of drinks, especially beer and serves Xela IPA. Music is nice downtempo/ambient stuff and has a very laid back atmosphere. Large seating area outside gets plenty of sunlight. Definitely the nicest outdoor bar/cafe area I've found along with cafe Bavaria.

Thank olegunnereddy
Ann Arbor, MI
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

El Cuartito is just 1 block away from Parque Central. It has great bagles, soup and sandwiches. The WiFi is fast, the ambience is first rate and they don't chase you away from you table if you are using the WiFi for an afternoon's work. At night they have live music, mostly folky or easy jazz. Very nice but too... More 

Thank bushpilot2
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I was there 2 times. One during the day for a drink and one time at a friday evening. It is really nice to chill in the partio which is part of the bar. Bands are playing sometimes there. Go there on a friday or saturday night.

Thank Alexander W
Portland, OR
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had breakfast and lunch here and really liked the place. Very laid-back, with wonderful food and good prices in a central location close to everything. Recommended!

Thank Gravyboy
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2016

It's a very nice place to hang out, it has an open part where it is really peaceful even tough it is in the center of Xela. The people who work there are always in for a talk and love to help you. There is very often live music or another activity. Defiantly a visit worthy when you visit Xela... More 

Thank Pepijn B
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Came here for a quick dinner as none of the other places known to serve good vegan eats were open and ended up selecting one of the few available items on the menu being a mediterranean style bagel. The bagel itself must have been pulled out of the oven about 4 minutes after it was put in, it was extremely... More 

Thank Jess F
Tallinn, Estonia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Amazing atmosphere, cool staff, also ended up there when there was a concert. Some of the staff also speak English, if you don't know Spanish.

Thank Grete Maria N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Bar, Delicatessen, Pub, Gastropub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Avenida 7-09 | Zona 1, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Quetzaltenango Department  >  Quetzaltenango
  • Phone Number: 77658835

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