Monday, April 2, 2012

Eating Out in Guatemala

Argentinian empanadas in Antigua 

I took an impromptu weekend trip to Guatemala with Andy of The Wind Attack. It was a whirlwind trip - from the red-eye five hour flight from Los Angeles, to the sketchy rental car driving to the ever warm sub-tropical air and finally, delicious food eaten along the way. And yeah, not all of it was Guatemalan food. This is partly because we were in Antigua most of the time, which has a huge expat community, meaning the city center is swarming with international must-haves like bagels and Thai food. As a side note, I do not keep my Greek Orthodox Lenten fast while traveling in foreign countries (because I have to try the cheese, duh!) Here are some of the things consumed: 

Caprese empanada

Taquería. 3 tacos or 1 gringo quesadilla for about $1.20. Huge burrito? $2.40.

Fancy organic breakfast burrito in Panajachel

Oat Pancakes and tropical fruit in Panajachel


Mary Bergfeld said...

All of this looks wonderful and appeals to the miser in me. It sounds like a great trip. Have a good day. Blessings...Mary

Lenia said...

They look yummy!Have a lovely day,dear!

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

seeing all your pics on instagram and now that empanada I NEED to visit Guatemala!

Ivy said...

Their food looks delicious and those deep fried turnovers are so mouthwatering.

Esi said...

Super fun spontaneous trip.

Helen said...

That photo of the empanada just blows me away!

Banana Wonder said...

Mary - It was a great trip, although I got pretty sick. Still, it was amazing being in sub tropic weather.

Lenia - :-)

Natassia - Haha, oh the amazing things instagram can do :-)

Ivy - How can you go wrong with a deep fried turnover!

Esi - You know it. Hope to have one in Chicago sometime.

Helen - I am glad there aren't more of these in the world or else I would surely turn into an empanada myself.

Anonymous said...

I love that you just took a whirlwind trip to Guatemala! I want to meet up with you in person and hear about it. The food looks WONDERFUL. I seriously miss that place - and am jealous you got to go. :)