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El Convento

2 Avenida Norte No. 11, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7720 7272
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good7%
  • Average4%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“fish” (3 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
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International, Guatemalan, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
2 Avenida Norte No. 11, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The ambiance of the restaurant is beautiful and relaxing. The waiter was very knowledgeable about how the food was prepared and if something could be left out due to allergies. The Sea Bass (dorado) meunière was excellent. I wanted a Guatemalan dish and the Shrimp...More

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the El Convento Hotel where Elu is at. We were tired and decided to dine there as we didn't want to hassle going out. We were pleasantly surprised to find it was an exceptional meal with attentive staff. The food was inspired...More

Thank steven s
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for five days and had many meals at Elu. This is clearly one of the best restaurants in Antigua. The breakfast is first rate, and highly recommend the Guatemalan breakfast, the avocado and egg on toast, the eggs Benedict with spinach, and the...More

Thank PhiladelphiaPhillip
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The restaurant at the El Convento Hotel offered good fare and excellent service when visited by a group for post meeting dinner. The staff was knowledgeable about the menu items and expertly guided us through the various dishes. the experience was enhanced by the soothing...More

Thank stann3
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We celebrated Father's Day and had dinner here. I asked for a salmon that was good but the rice was without a good shape and flavor. We asked for dessert for a chocolate bomb that was terrible, dry and without chocolate inside. We asked for...More

Thank Ricardo G
GrupoAzur, Gerente at El Convento, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Dear Ricardo G, We appreciate you taking the time to write your review. We apologize for not setting up with your expectations, specially with the shape and flavor of the rice and the chocolate bomb also, the other two desserts. Your review gives us the...More

Reviewed 21 May 2016

One of the few truly fine dining experiences in Antigua. We had fish and steaks and they were unique with a beautiful presentation, taste and superb service. Top shelf all the wayMore

Thank Claudio B
GrupoAzur, Gerente at El Convento, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Dear Claudio B, Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our gastronomy taste and superb service. We work day and night to set up the best quality and standards...More

Reviewed 1 May 2015

Fantastic food (which was frankly missing in most of the restaurants we visited the entire week in Antigua). The atmosphere seemed a bit stuffy and overly European upon entering and sitting down, but the food was sublime! The chocolate volcano cake for dessert is a...More

1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 20 March 2015

For our first evening in Guatemala, we were pleasantly surprised by this gourmet meal. Both my husband and I ordered fish. They were delicious and uniquely prepared. The meal was relaxing. We also had breakfast here and found it very good.

2  Thank Sandtravlr
Reviewed 22 January 2015

From the lovely ambiance to the interesting menu and service .....this is a fine dining experience. The appetizers, main plates and desserts are uniquely prepared and presented. Everything we had were a palates delight. This is as good as it gets in Antigua fine dining.

1  Thank Lea S
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

All of the dishes sounded very interesting. We ordered a few appetizers and a number of entrées to share with the table. Unfortunately the timing of the dishes being brought out was random--eg a couple mains arrived with a couple appetizers for example. When we...More

Thank Ryan D. M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Avenida Norte No. 11, Antigua 03001, Guatemala (Formerly El Restaurant and Lounge)
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
  • Phone Number: +502 7720 7272
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Serving fresh, traditional Guatemalan cuisine with a modern twist in a sophisticated setting with magnificent vaulted ceilings, Elu Restaurant and Lounge at El Convento Boutique Hotel is a unique and delicious dining choice for both hotel guests and La Antigua residents. Accent your meal with a glass of wine from our well-stocked cellar, tea infusions and award-winning coffee. On Sundays, buffet breakfast is served on our terrace; enjoy breathtaking views of volcanoes and domes cupolas as you dine. Elu Restaurant and Lounge is truly a gourmand’s delight! We also offer room service, for those would rather enjoy their meal in the comfort of their suite. Elu Restaurant and Lounge is open daily from 6:00 am to 10:00pm for onsite dining and room service; the terrace is open from 7:00am to 10:00pm.
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