Posts Tagged ‘Street Food’

Nicaraguan Food

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Gallo Pinto, a staple of the Nicaraguan food is also available on the streets of the Historic Center of Guatemala City. (more…)

Guatemalan Tacos

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Walking the streets of Zone 4, Guatemala City, I found this taco stand and I have to admit (more…)

Guatemalan Food: Alambres

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Guatemalan Alambre
Alambres are a street food often found at taco stands. (more…)

Street Food: Tortillas con Carne

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Tortillas con Carne
Tortillas topped with meat, well, they have choices of chorizo, sausage, beef or a mixture of them all. (more…)


Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Street food Tacos

Guatemalan Street Tacos al Pastor are not as sophisticated as Mexican ones (from vertical spit grill), but they are okay in flavor and for Q10/$1.25 for a three tacos portion, you can’t go wrong.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Street Meal

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

One of the beauties of the Streets and Parks of Guatemala is that you can assemble a full meal with no difficulty.
You can start with a fruit antipasto,
Street Meal
a drink of your choice, including local beer,
Street Meal
your main course; in this case, a perfectly season steak and some scallions,
Street Meal
and as a dessert: Your choice of a Guatemalan Granizada -slush-
Street Meal
or a variety of ice-cream flavors.
Street Meal
Bon Appétit!


Saturday, September 21st, 2013

I know, you all have seen these on the streets of Guatemala.
These are Shucos: a lightly toasted hotdog bun, with chopped (your choice of) beef, marinated meats, Spanish sausage, chorizo, sausage or a mix of them all, topped with steam cabbage, ketchup, mustard or mayo.
You won’t have trouble finding them here in Guatemala city.
By the way, I made this one my self.

Juice in a plastic bag, with a straw.

Monday, November 12th, 2012

orange juice

Orange juice stands like this are a common stop for the blue-collar worker on their daily way to the factory. They can definitely count as breakfast if you ask the kind lady to drop an egg into the mix, and drink it either from a glass or take it in a convenient to-go plastic bag with a straw. And most important: it will always be freshly squeezed in front of you.

Lunch Hour: Shucos

Monday, September 26th, 2011

My theory about street food in Guatemala City is that it’s so important (mainly because is cheap) that you can’t ignore the fact that is crucial for our society. I would say that thousands of people including office workers, executives and entire families eat on daily basis on this kind of places. There’s a whole economy moving around of it.

Shucos (hot dogs) are a must if you are visiting Guatemala. The ones in the picture are located in zona 13, also known as Los Arcos.

Street Food: Tacos

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Even when I’m not a big fan of street food, believe me… these tacos are like heaven after a concert or  something similar and only three tacos by 10.00 quetzales.  That would be a little more than a dollar.  Incidentally, we don’t have worthy concerts since the terrible tragedy with Facundo Cabral.

Street Food Carts

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

People sell all sorts of things in these cars that can be found all over the city. Mainly food. The girls in the photograph hesitate to make the purchase of a granizada.

En Guatemala la gente puede vender cualquier tipo de cosas en estos carritos. Principalmente comida. Las chicas en la fotografía dudaban si comprar o no una granizada.