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Cafe Canela

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6ta. Calle 15-16 | A la par de Hostal Don Diego, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
+502 7761 6654
07:00 - 21:00
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Valenciennes, France
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 weeks in one of the rooms that are for rent. We had the breakfast and meal of the day almost every day. It is really good and cheap (15 Q for breakfast and 20 Q for lunch). 5 choices for breakfast (crepas, guatemalteco, nicaraguense, french toasts, pancakes) and 2 or 3 for the meal of the day... More 

Thank Raphaël C
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

We've enjoyed a couple lunches here. The staff has been warm and has even waved to us when we see each other downtown. I love the secluded feel of this place. The food has been tasty (lunch includes a fruit juice, soup and main course). You can order off menu as well and they'll try and oblige. They also have... More 

Thank Beth G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

lovely bright courtyard, delish food (both breakfast & lunch!) unbeatable value. I've been twice and am already plotting my return.

Thank leedle000
Saint Louis, Missouri
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77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

After six weeks of Spanish school in Xela, Cafe Canela has become one of my favorite spots to lunch due to the quality of food and value of eating here. Staff is really accommodating and friendly, too. At the time of this review, set lunches (usually 3-4 available, changing daily) were Q20 with a drink. Note that they're only open... More 

3 Thank Matt W
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

I have been to Cafe Canela a few times for breakfast and lunch. The food is always excellent and the prices are fair.

2 Thank Molly_Ann_Parker
Prague, Czech Republic
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189 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Small restaurant with a very pleasant, wellcoming atmosphere. The owners, partly european, will cook you delicious food according to current suplies. With a pleasent music, wifi and talk, we enjoyed it very much.

2 Thank Zdekal
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Cafe Canela has probably the best food for the price you pay. They usually have a choice between three different lunch offers for a very small price, comparing to other restaurants. Its clean, good quantities, a drink included, all in a very comfortable atmosphere with very good wifi internet connection! The owners are really nice and welcoming as well. It... More 

1 Thank Helenejos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing place to be, fantastic people, gorgeous place, great ambience, delicious food, nice music, great wine, fine beer, everything is really good nothing bad at aalll and the good this is everything is fresh, i will comeback for sure everyday if i can!

Thank Mario S
Portland, Maine
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190 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

The title of this review says it all. We have been on the road for 8 months and this has been one of our best meals. We are on a budget, but 18Q, or $2.25 is not a lot to pay when you have decided to not eat a tortilla 20 different ways. Ordered was the fish, which was breaded... More 

1 Thank NewMexicoScraps
La Feria, Texas
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149 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

The last time I ate at Cafe Canela was about a year ago. I was in the United States most of the time since then, so I was not able to go back. I went for coffee today and I still like the casual atmosphere. I will return for a meal when I am hungry.

2 Thank Philip_Wilson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6ta. Calle 15-16 | A la par de Hostal Don Diego, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Quetzaltenango Department  >  Quetzaltenango
  • Phone Number: +502 7761 6654

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