Guatemalan Gastronomy: 24 Unmissable Dishes Bursting with Color


Explore the rich tapestry of flavors and traditions that make Guatemalan cuisine a feast for the senses, from the fiery heat of Pepián to the comforting embrace of Kak’ik.

This comprehensive guide invites you to savor the essence of Guatemala's food culture, providing you with a delectable roadmap to discover and savor these colorful and unforgettable dishes.

Enchiladas Guatemala

Indulge in the mouth-watering flavors of traditional Guatemalan enchiladas layered with crispy tostadas, savory beef, and a unique beet-based escabeche.

Guatemalan Chicken In Coconut Milk

The dish features tender chicken breasts cooked in coconut milk with jalapenos and habanero for heat.

Guatemalan Rice Pilaf

The recipe is simple – just white rice, mixed vegetables, chicken stock, salt, and pepper cooked together.


These crispy corn tortillas are filled with refried black beans, guacamole, recado salsa, onion slices, and cheese, making for a delicious and satisfying appetizer or snack.