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Cafe El Portal

5th Avenida To the Parque Central, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“cake” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“coffee bar” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Guatemalan, South American
$$ - $$$
5th Avenida To the Parque Central, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 12-14-2015ta-j
Reviewed April 29, 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 April 3, 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 January 27, 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 November 4, 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 Denis S
Reviewed August 7, 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 August 31, 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 July 14, 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
Reviewed July 7, 2016

I am usually in Antigua a couple of times a year, and I love starting the day there with breakfast at the coffee bar. You can eat there alone or with a couple other people and enjoy the people watching of the sidewalk and the...More

Thank melissa b
Reviewed May 29, 2016

They close earlier than I would l like, and the food isn't special, but the coffee's decent and the location and layout are wonderful for watching the goings-on in the Parque Central. You'll definitely run into world travelers here, if you sit long enough.

Thank Jubi H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Cafe, Guatemalan, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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