Tasting the Best of Guatemala's Traditional Dishes

Tasting the Best of Guatemala's Traditional Dishes

What is the local cuisine like and where can I try traditional dishes?
Experience the best of Guatemala's cuisine with a custom trip from Lokal Travel. From "pollo en jocoque" to "empanadas," our team of in-country experts can help you plan the perfect trip to sample the local specialties. Visit restaurants, markets, and street vendors for a taste of authentic Guatemalan food. Get started now and experience the best of Guatemala's cuisine.

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Guatemala is a country with a rich and varied cuisine, influenced by the country's indigenous Mayan culture and its history as a Spanish colony. If you're planning a trip to Guatemala, you'll want to make sure you try some of the local dishes and specialties.

One of the most famous dishes in Guatemala is "pollo en jocoque," a chicken soup made with sour cream and served with rice and tortillas. Other popular dishes include "chiles rellenos," stuffed peppers, and "papusas," corn tortillas filled with cheese, beans, or meat.

If you're a fan of spicy food, you'll love the "salsa de molcajete," a spicy sauce made with roasted chiles and served with grilled meats. And don't miss the "empanadas," savory pastries filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables.

To try some of these delicious dishes, you can visit local restaurants, markets, and street vendors. Many restaurants in Guatemala serve traditional dishes, and you can also find street vendors selling snacks and meals on the streets and in public squares.

To make sure you experience the best of Guatemala's cuisine and don't miss out on any of the local specialties, consider chatting with one of our in-country experts. Our team has years of experience traveling in Guatemala and can help you plan the perfect trip, including advice on where to find the best local food. Contact us today to start planning your dream trip to Guatemala.

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