Where to Eat
You can expect to find table service and menus in restaurantes. Comedores are much simpler eateries, sometimes with a menu but other times with a set dish for the day. The best comedores are easy to spot: They’ll have the greatest number of locals eating there. You’ll find Guatemalans often eat at street-side stalls serving greasy tacos, fried chicken, and the like. These places are often referred to in jest as shucos (dirties) and are best avoided by international travelers unless you have a very strong stomach or have developed resistance to intestinal critters through continued exposure to food of questionable cleanliness south of the border.
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