Guatemala is known as a destination rich in gastronomic culture, from a simple “tortilla” to more elaborate recipes such as “jocón.” The “revolcado,” “pepián” and “pilollada” are typical of La Antigua Guatemala – many sweets of Spanish origin are also prepared such as “bocadillos, nuégados, mazapanes, cocadas and canillas de leche.”
At the hotel, the color palette of our kitchen reflects the richness of our home-grown fruits, legumes and spices. From our Arab and Spanish heritage, we inherited two great culinary traditions.
Common culinary ingredients are beans, corn, cheeses, avocado, rice and all the spices where “chiles” stand out. The typical flavors of our cuisine feature origin, pepper, laurel, parsley, mint and other herbs. Soup is a universal dish and is generally enjoyed very hot. It serves as an appetizer before the main course, which is generally followed by desserts prepared with fruits like papayas, watermelons, mangos, bananas, “zapotes” and peaches. These fruits are also used to make beverages that add a unique colour and flavour to our menu. A good cup of aromatic and dark coffee is the perfect complement to any meal.