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Cafe El Portal

££ - £££Cafe,
5th Avenida To the Parque Central, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“cake” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“coffee bar” (5 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:00 Hours
Cafe, Guatemalan
££ - £££
5th Avenida To the Parque Central, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Just a bar, but worth stopping for a beer - even if there is no place to sit. Interior and people are great!!

Thank Witold S
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Great old school cafe: home made dessert and perfect expresso right on the parque. The staff is the best and the crowd is a nice mix of locals and gringos. Go everyday.

Thank boyercharles
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

In the heart of Antigua you will find one of the best places for coffee and/or beer. Okay, I stop there at different times for coffee than for beer, but I like this place for both. I think they have some of the best coffee...More

Thank AOne2Travel4Fun
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff! If you want to get the feeling of the real Antigua local way and meet nice people, go to El Portal. Opens very early for great fresh ground, brewed coffee, home made breads and delicious smoothies! Do not miss it!

Thank Aurora_150800
Reviewed 3 April 2018

You can sit here and people watch for hours, as all of Antigua strolls by. Looking out at the Park with a latte and slice of cake is part of the Antigua experience! It's where ex-pats and Gringos congregate.

Thank Peg D
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Three mornings in Antigua, and each started with Cafe Negro and some people watching at the Park Central. Service is very good, coffee is great, but it is about the atmosphere. You should try it when in town.

Thank Mkildal
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Located in the center of Antigua this coffee shop attracts tourists as well as locals with their open bar which is overlooking Parque Centrsl and the Cathedral. Its a good place to study since its not too noisy but also to meet people since the...More

Thank DenisS1058
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My friend ordered a chocolate milkshake which tasted awful and bitter. When we told the people and asked if we could get a coffee instead we got that, but still had to pay for the shake. When we complained they just said "not our problem"....More

Thank Joffer77
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast here posted up at the bar which is a great spot to see the town roll by going about their business. We both got the breakfast sets with fried eggs, beans, cheese, and sausage/bacon, with coffee and an orange juice. Good offer for...More

Thank Lynn99999
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Portal is a comfortable cafe right on the plaza. A bar with stools sits at the entrance. Nice place to settle into, enjoy a coffee and watch the traffic through the plaza. My wife and I have enjoyed the cappuccino. Probably the best that we...More

Thank John S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Cafe, Guatemalan
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Avenida To the Parque Central, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
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