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Guatemala City



What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Pollo Campero is the Guatemalan favorite, but you'll also find McDonald's. Wendys will deliver right to your house! Comparable to U.S. prices. Dunkin Donuts is here, and Krisy Kreme is apparently coming soon. Applebees, TGIF, and Hooters round out some of the U.S. based chains. Most of these are limited to Guatemala City, and here you'll always do better to find an independent restaurant where you can pay Applebees prices for a very tasty, high quality meal. - Jun 7, 2015
McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Burger King, Dairy Queen, TGIFridays, Hard Rock, Chilis, plus a bunch of local chains--Taco Inn, Pollo Campero, etc. They are all a little cheaper than in the U.S. There are also lots of nicer steakhouses and restaurants that are also a bit cheaper than in the U.S. - Apr 23, 2014
Food is good, cheap and plentiful. All American fast food chains are present (McDonald's, Burger King, IHOP, Wendy's, Dominos, and the like - a Planet Hollywood franchise has just opened), and there is a very good Guatemalan chain of chicken-based fast food (Pollo Campero). Guatemalan traditional food is also very good. Dining options are plentiful throughout Zones 10, 14 and 15, but the best restaurants I've seen in the country are in Antigua - Santo Domingo, Panza Verde, el Convento, Sobremesa, Le Cinq Bistro are all excellent. Coffee is amazing. A local chain of cafes (Barista) has copied and improved the Starbucks model, and their coffee is simply wonderful. - Jan 3, 2014
Anything! American chains are plentiful here from IHOP, Starbucks, Dairy Queen to BK, McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino's, Chili's and Fridays. There are also some great dining options that are a bit more expensive located throughout zones 10, 15, 1 and the Carretera a El Salvador. - Nov 7, 2011
There are many US fast food chains and Guatemala's own: Pollo Campero. Prices are similar to those in the States. - May 2, 2010
Pretty much any fast food you want and they deliver. - Mar 11, 2008