Antigua’s status as one of Guatemala’s main tourist destinations is evident in the variety and number of excellent restaurants for every taste and budget. The mix here is rather eclectic and restaurants can often be classified into more than one category.
While the presence of a McDonald’s in town hardly constitutes anything worth writing home about, Antigua’s golden arches are the focus of some local lore completely in line with the magic seemingly everywhere in Guatemala.
According to local urban legend, the Ronald McDonald sitting on the bench outside Antigua’s McDonald’s has at least on one occasion crossed its legs and come to life, scaring unsuspecting passersby out of their wits.
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