Well, as you can imagine, that’s not exactly how it turned out to be…
Soon after we bought the land, we became highly involved with the community and we wanted to contribute to its development and growth, so we decided to start farming the land.
Indirectly, this was the start of Epicure as it is today.
The idea? To create a space and the necessary conditions to generate job opportunities for the members of Tecpan’s community.
This is where Antigua comes in. With its accommodation and dining market, Antigua was the ideal place to sell the farm’s products. Epicure’s presence in Antigua started as a processing plant for cold meat products; it then became a gourmet shop that sold the farm’s products, and eventually, after a relocation, it became what Epicure is today: a restaurant, a gourmet shop, and a processing plant all in one place.
Though 33 miles southeast of Tecpan, Epicure continues to provide employment opportunities to members of Tecpan’s community, while also contributing to Tecpan’s overall growth and development by providing all of Epicure’s profits to Fundacion Educa Pueblo Viejo.
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 21:00 and Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
Everything was delicious, beautiful and relaxing. Service was great, too. The garden, spectacular! Thank you for after dinner chocolate!
Delicious food, amazing ambiance in the back garden area, great story of building the restaurant to support workers of a farming community, reasonably priced, great service, live music was a big bonus. Will definitely revisit. I know others on our trip went there and loved it as well!
This place is tucked away nicely in Antigua. You walk into a very unassuming building that has a little store at the front, it then opens up to a little restaurant. If you keep going back, it opens into an amazing garden! So beautiful. We have taken so many friends there, and they love it! The food is amazing, not a huge menu, but you dont need it...all of the food is good. It is run, by a gringo, but he has lived in Guatemala for over 40 years. So he is more Chapin than Gringo. He has a farm not far from the restaurant that supplies a lot of the food. I like that in a restaurant...all inclusive in a way. You for sure want to eat here...it is too good to pass up!!
3a. Av. Norte No 11 “B”
La Antigua Guatemala
(502) 78325522 – (502) 78325545