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El Penascal

) #3 of 30 Restaurants in Coban $$ - $$$ , Vegetarian Friendly
5a. Avenida 2-61, Coban 16001, Guatemala
+502 7951 2102
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“turkey soup” (5 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Guatemalan, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5a. Avenida 2-61, Coban 16001, Guatemala
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1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 3 June 2017

Hotel Don Juan Matalbatz recommended this restaurant and the lovely desk clerk was right on target! The Guatemalan style chili relleno was great, the burger was just so-so but I was craving some American food, oh well, next time I'll get the Kak ik, a...More

Thank Johnny H
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I've had breakfast here a few times and it's typical of the region. Now I'm having dinner. I ordered a glass of wine and got a tiny little half glass that tasted of vinegar. I'm not surprised. People here, in general , are not wine...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 14 April 2017

When you visit Coban, one of the first things to do is to visit El Peñascal, and try local/native food. It's just delicious. A menu with some specialties and very exotic tasteful meals you can enjoy. Kaq'Ik (turkey soup) is one of the top meals....More

Thank Marc07613
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing the food is very authentic rich and very complex and we love it so much that we went back for a dinner they are very friendly very clean a little bit hard to fine the place but it will be OK...More

Thank Ana P
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We tried the coban specialty but thought it was very average but the price was high. Very tasty soup with two bites of hard turkey. Did not finish the plate.

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I have never tasted food so disgusting The meat tastes like plastic The food is not ateable The soup was said to be local and very special to the place, but it tasted gross

Thank roee10lavi
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I went here specifically to try the Kaq'ik wishing it wasn't too hot. It actually didn't have any chile cobanero which originally was supposed to give the red color. Instead they do it with Achiote for the color red and you can add chile cobanero....More

Thank saria_x
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

It's located near the Central Park of Coban, just a few meters of The Calvario Church. Food to try: Kac-Ik (turkey soup) but in Coban turkeys are known as "chuntos". Subanik is another regional dish with diferent meats in one soup: chiken, pork and beef....More

1  Thank Elchichagt
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I went hear to try Cac Ik. They serve it well with lots of accoutrements but maybe it's just not a dish for me! Was also a bit pricey. But the waiting staff were great, the food was prompt. My wife had the salad which...More

Thank Ali I
Reviewed 26 May 2016

A must visit in Cobán, El Peñascal offers traditional food from Cobán at very reasonable prices. I had a delicious taste of the traditional Kak'iq along with tamalitos (small rice dough, steam cooked dumplings of sorts) and a pinch of the traditional Cobanero hot pepper....More

2  Thank Víctor C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Guatemalan, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5a. Avenida 2-61, Coban 16001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Alta Verapaz Department  >  Coban
  • Phone Number: +502 7951 2102
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