Las Palmas Restaurant in Antigua Guatemala

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The Atmosphere

A main dining area, backed by a small fountain, has candle-lit tabletops with vibrant floral designs that are accented by eclectic handicrafts, bright paintings, and plants that create an intimate sense of the tropics. Winding through several other dining areas leads you up to a rooftop deck with views of the volcanoes surrounding the colonial town.

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The Menu

Appetizers continue the island theme with offerings like deep-friend Cuban plantains with guacamole and avocado mousse. The cocktail menu also takes you to the tropics, with refreshments like mojitos, pisco sours, caipirinhas, and over a dozen beers, including local favorites like Gallo and Dorado. Known for its grilled steaks, the Las Palmas menu has hearty fare like fillet mignon with red wine sauce and mushrooms, served with sides including roasted tomatoes and baked potatoes. Sausages are grilled Argentinian style and served with guacamole.

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Seafood is also a staple, with platters like macadamia-encrusted grouper, tilapia fillet with lime-cilantro sauce, and shrimp tossed with fettuccine and feta cheese. Pasta dishes, served with homemade bread, include choices like pasta primavera with sauteed vegetables, penne pasta with feta cheese, and lasagna with Italian Bolognese meat sauce. The dessert menu has treats like flan, creme brulee, chocolate mousse, and sinful chocolate cake with ice cream.

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The Music

Live music is one of the top draws, with some of the area's best musicians taking a small stage that fronts a dance floor by the back bar. Bands get the crowd going at night with hot sounds ranging from salsa and merengue, to Bossa Nova, Latin blues, and English-language favorites with Cuban flair.

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