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El Cuartito

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$$ - $$$
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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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Ann Arbor, MI
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

It's such a nice venue and the menu is varied and the food is food quality and large portions but the coffee is awful!

Thank Catherine C
Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We visited El Cuartito tonight for dinner because it was highly rated and recommended on Travel Advisor. I have to say it was not a good experience for a family with two children during the dinner hour. It was very loud and crowded and it was impossible to get the attention of an employee. We were brought a ketchup bottle... More 

Thank DanFam3
elcuartitocafe, Gerente at El Cuartito, responded to this review

Hola, Thanks for your imput! I´m sorry we weren´t able to attend your family with the excelence of service we normally provide, being a café/bar/event venue we try to have a schedule of activities so that people know what to expect, though it is mainly in Spanish as we cater to a 50/50 crowd of locals and Spanish students. We... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite places in xela! Chilled out garden during the day and funky little bar at night with good live music. Great food and smoothies not too pricey! At night get the mojito jug!

Thank bunnyinmybackpack
bothell, wa
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Loved getting coffee and tea to go as I worked just down the street for a short stay. Tons of tea options, great wifi, a Bohemian atmosphere and a bar where you can order to go. I saw the biggest beers I have ever seen being delivered to a table. I did not eat here, so have no idea how... More 

Thank kellie m

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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
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
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?