Explore the street food in Antigua with local guides, and sample the wide array of tasty dishes on offer from the busy food stalls, known locally as comedores. These dishes include savory treats like búfalo and shuco. Never heard of them? Keep reading, and get ready to experience the homey authenticity of Guatemalan cuisine.
- 3 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 6:30 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Shuco is a savory answer to a fully dressed hotdog. These open-faced sandwiches start with a toasted slice of bread or a bun, and then the streetside chefs add a savory meat — usually chopped-up hot dog, sausage, or steak – and pile on toppings like guacamole, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and pickled cabbage. Búfalo is a sandwich that comes on a sub roll, topped with chimichurri sauce, and pan fried steak or chicken. Try an authentic chalupa as well, which is known for its crispy, fried masa shell with its soft, chewy interior. These crunchy rounds get wrapped around slow-cooked meats and a few other fresh toppings. Trust us, it’s nothing like the Taco Bell knock-off. To conclude your tour and top off your meal, you’ll sip on a rich cup of hot chocolate.
You’ll travel to the hotspots for street food in an air-conditioned vehicle. Keep in mind that water as well as beers are included in your tour, but extra alcoholic beverages are extra. Your guide for this tour is a local, and the best possible person to introduce you to Guatemalan favorites.
What to Bring
Money for tips, comfortable walking shoes, and a good appetite.
Transportation, bilingual guide, food, and drinks (including beer and water – other alcoholic beverages must be purchased separately).
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
Similar things to do
This tour offers you an interesting looks at some of the historical and cultural underpinnings of Antigua. Start your tour with a peek behind the curtain of local transportation with a visit to one of the factories that makes chicken buses — local worker Don Augusto will show you around the factory and give you some insight into the artistry that gives these vehicles their vibrant personalities.
See every stage of a home-cooked Guatemalan meal on this tour that begins at the market and ends at a friendly dining table. After your market visit, a local cook will show you how to prepare a 5-course meal, including an appetizer and dessert. The meal comes paired with wine or juice.