We recently were able to indulge in one of Guatemala City’s up and coming foodie attractions: Angeline. The restaurant prides itself on merging fresh local ingredients with world class culinary methods.
The restaurant is located in Zone 14 (zona catorce) of Guatemala City. This is a stylish neighborhood: packed with skyrises, apartments and exclusive homes. Unassuming from the outside, as it is located in one of these converted local houses, the restaurant delivers a discreet experience from start to finish.
Once we crossed the threshold, a world of tastefully appointed furnishings, handpicked artwork, smiling staff, indulgent hospitality and a commanding centerpiece bar permeated our attention.
From the very first course of gazpacho and freshly made bread the food was savory. Impressively for a restaurant of this caliber there was an excellent selection of wines at a very affordable price. They were a bit shorthanded on their Italian selection, but this is a common situation in Guatemala in general. Well represented were Spanish, Californian, Chilean and Argentinian Wines.
The atmosphere of the restaurant is serene. From the aforementioned art décor to the richly laden tables with top notch cutlery and glassware. It offers a cozy outdoor veranda that is perfect for the ‘eternal spring’ that is the typical Guatemalan climate.
Our food was delivered in a timely way and was everything that was specified and requested. A guest dining with us who is a fish aficionado from abroad marveled that this was the best fish she had ever enjoyed in Guatemala. And our pasta was good. Dessert presented a memorable and unique ice cream as well.
Angeline is a very good example of the effort being carried out in Guatemala to establish itself in the international foodie scene. We are seeing new venues and restaurants like this up and coming and this is a fine trendsetter in this culture.