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Cafe Arqueologico Yaxha

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Guatemalan, Central American, Cafe, European, Central European, South American
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Avenida 15 de septiembre, Flores, Guatemala
+502 5830 2060
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was bad enough that they did not include coffee with breakfast, but then they charged us full price for refills. Our bill for coffee alone ended up being as much as the breakfast. The Supremo breakfast was not at all Supreme; avoid this place for breakfast.

Thank Nunofyer
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A delightfully decorated/painted/muraled hostel/restaurant that delivers an excellent backpacker's vibe and a menu with several Mayan style dishes. I got the Fish special and it was delightful. The fish was pan-fried lightly and perfectly, covered with a generous salsa-like tomato topping. Their chips and salsa are homemade, which to me is crucial as I can get bagged tortilla check chips... More 

Thank Gavin F
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I tried a number of dishes here during my three night stay at the hostel, and each one looked and tasted delicious. Whoever is working in the kitchen has a very good eye for presentation. The prices are very reasonable considering the presentation and quantity. Try the veggie stir fry - I really loved it. So much that I had... More 

Thank Nick B
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were at this restaurant for dinner; it came highly recommended through reviews and our guides too. The ambiance of the place was very casual and had a bohemian vibe to it. The walls were adorned with beautiful paintings of the jungle. There was a backpackers hostel that was run by the cafe too. The menu looked great in concept.... More 

Thank tellatraveltale
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is lovely. Best on the island. In my 4 days here, between me and my friend we have tasted almost everything on the menu! Loads of vegetarian options also. Service is fast and efficient. Defo reccomend

Thank Aisling M
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Flores for one week recently and went to Cafe Yaxha several times for food and it never disappointed! The menu is very broad and reasonably priced. The breakfast pancakes are absolutely delicious!! There's also super drink deals, 2 for 30q on cocktails. The art work and photography on the wall creates a really cool environment and take... More 

Thank Emilie N
Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Normally, I would not rate this type of restaurant with 5 stars, but maybe 4, but it deserves the 5 stars, because it was the best food we had on Isla Flores in our 6 days stay. We went to a lot of the top 5-10 tripadvisor restaurants, but they are all tourist traps. This food was well prepared and... More 

2 Thank KarolineEno
Queretaro City, Mexico
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed there for a couple of days and tried lots of things from the menu! Pasta with tuna is really good and chicken with curry also! They have vegetarian options and everything it's done at the moment so things are good and fresh! Really recommended 👌

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The food at Cafe Arqueologico Yaxha is amazing and delicious. There is a great variety of food here, and your only option for dinner wont be a hamburguesa con queso. There are pre-hispanic Mayan dishes that are incredible, and the rest of the menu is also very delicious. We ate here for breakfast, lunch and dinner while in Flores. The... More 

2 Thank Ian C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Breakfast are very good, big and around 40Q. Then they've got a lot cheap pasta wich you should try when you don't want to spend that much. The "pinchos" and the "curries" were the best I tried, the best food I had in the island !!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Guatemalan, Central American, Cafe, European, Central European, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 15 de septiembre, Flores, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Peten Department  >  Flores
  • Phone Number: +502 5830 2060
In the heart of Flores, Guatemala, Café Arqueológico Yaxha is the place not only to feel the Mayan vibe, but to taste authentic pre-hispanic Mayan cuisine. One of the most affordable places to eat in Flores, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a thirst quenching happy hour starting at noon. Meet new people, catch up with friends, or simply enjoy our delicious range of cuisine. Above the restaurant are well priced, very clean dorms and spacious private rooms in Hostel Yaxha. If you are loving the Mayan vibe, and interested in a specialty Mayan tours, talk to one of the staff at the Café! Café Arqueológico Yaxha closes at 10, giving you the excuse to head over to the only rooftop bar in Flores and have an incredible time with our friendly staff at SKY BAR. Hostel Yaxha, Café Arqueológico Yaxha and SKY BAR are owned and operated Patrick Westcott and Dieter Richter. Our friendly local staff are looking forward to help create your Mayan experience at one, or all, of our establishments.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?