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Reviewed April 28, 2023

The prices in this place are very high, but the quality of the dishes is worth it. In addition, the service was excellent and the location is comfortable and safe.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 12, 2023

Arrived without a reservation and were immediately seated. Lots of good options on the menu, and we opted for scallops and a fish "steak" with au gratin mashed potatoes, asparagus, grilled veggies, and more. Both were very good -- not fantastic, but tasty. Really nice...wine list. And we shared a dessert that was sooo good we came back for just dessert another night: mousse de banana with Ron Zacapa rum. YUM! Wait staff were all wonderfully helpful and anxious to please, without being nuisances. Lovely restaurant, lovely dinner, lovely evening. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed January 21, 2023

This is one of the best Spanish food experiences we’ve had, even coming from foodie California. Exquisitely prepared dishes, quality ingredients and good service. They may bring you extra things “on the house” as well. We were pleasantly surprised by this meal, and left very...satisfied. Highly recommended. The interior design is extraordinary, an oasis of plants and stylish furniture.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed July 31, 2020

At the affluent "Zona Rosa" of Ciudad de Guatemala, you'll meet acclaimed Chef Pablo Novales and his outstanding author cuisine. At this modern and cosmopolitan restaurant, you will find exquisite dishes, sophisticated wines and extremely friendly service. Reservations are highly recommended at all times. Come...and enjoy one of the best cuisines of Guatemala! Bon Appétit!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

I went here and I got to tell you this place is amazing. It has everything for you to feel so good. It is a wonderful place if you have a family, going solo, or even as a couple. When I went there I got...the tuna tartare which was exquisite. This is coming from a food blogger which is saying somethingMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

Our group of six adult family members ate here recently. We found the food to be quite good. We started with two appetizers. The jamon Iberico and cheese plate which was excellent. The pulpo a la Gallega was good, but not authentic as it had...a creamy sauce with it instead of just olive oil and salt. For our entrees: Lamb chops. Very good. Fidua. Good but maybe go for the all seafood version that our waiter Angel suggested. I had the mixed. There were a lot of peas that were a little undercooked. Shrimp with the coconut and tamarind sauce. Very good. A bit heavy on the breading for my taste, but again, very good. Orzo with shrimp. Very good. Two other shrimp dishes that we tried were also very good. I would definitely return to Gracia. I'd stick to the grilled and sautéed entrees instead of anything with breading. THE SERVICE: EXCELLENT. Our waiter, Angel was without question one of the best we've ever had. Period!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 11, 2020

The food is wonderful and a real treat, the service is good, the ambiente nice! But then from a very large wine list none of the 4 midrange priced red wines were available... but we have the one you want in a magnum size, good...but oh its a bit more expensive. Well please accommodate me.... The staff can not handle complaints of this issue and after some forward and backward and insisting they called the owner and yes of course they will accommodate, throw in the deserts and after dinner drinks. Which we enjoyed! How to not deal with a situation....More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 10, 2019 via mobile

A friend recommended Gracia, we went, and we’re so glad we did! The restaurant is gorgeous. There were several other tables there, but it wasn’t loud. We were really looking for a wow food, and found it here. We started out with the tuna tartare,...it was very good. However, next we split the arugula and avocado salad, and that was truly a “wow” plate - yeah, I know it’s a salad, but whatever they do with is amazing. You gotta try it. For the mains, my partner had the scallops, and they were wonderful - perfectly cooked. I had the almond crusted sea bass off the specials menu - super good. Service was outstanding and the prices were reasonable. We’ll try to go back before we leave Guatemala City.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is well-done so one feels at home. The presentation was excellent. So what was my problem? I ordered one dish and given another. When I mentioned this to our server he simply said I was wrong. Not wanting to make an issue, l...accepted the dish. The amount of salt they used was equivalent to the salt content in the Great Salt Lake. I ate maybe three bites and left it. The waiter when he cleared our dishes did not even ask why I hardly ate it. My opinion is they don't care about the customers or no trainer to the employees.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Great Restaurant! Often "cocina de author" restaurants get "way too creative" in the chef´s view of what you should eat and how you should eat it. At Gracia, the creativity is in their dishes and they let you choose and enjoy whatever you want to...eat. No pre-set menus etc. I have visited three times and selected different dishes and all have been very good experiences. Their beef is great in many ways. They have one of the best and most creative wine lists in town, with wine offerings that you won´t find in most places and one particular element: Wines are very reasonably priced. Overall a must visit if you are in Guatemala. The restaurant´s ambiance is great. they have done a great job at creating a modern and beautiful place.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 12, 2019

The atmosphere and location of this restaurant is just right for taking to lunch a client you wish to please. It is in the heart of what is undoubtedly the most important of the City's business centers. The 2nd floor location removes it from the...bustle of the street. Inside it is tastefully modern, and, unlike so many other restaurants in Guatemala, it avoids trying to look Spanish Colonial, or French Rococo, or pseudo-Italian, or a straw-covered "Rancho". No musak or marimbas. The food is quite good (I had some very nice croquettes as a start, followed by one of their duck specialties, and a classy dessert) and the portions small (desirable at lunch). The wine list has enough choices that you can find a bottle of good wine at an acceptable price. If you like to finish your meal with a good cup of coffee (as I do), theirs is good. Service was also OK to good.I don't give it a "5" because I have eaten better in the City (the nearby Jean Francois restaurant that just closed had a superior menu, in my opinion, even if more traditional). The restaurant is high-priced, but you get a good product.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

We had a great time at this restaurant, they have an excellent variety of food, with different options and flavours. The sommelier is very gentle and understand the customer to make great recommendations. The deserts could be better.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

Good food all the time, breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Good place to celebrate baby or bridal showers.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I was hesitating a lot about going to this restaurant. I had not received a recommendation from someone reliable, until my lawyer recommended the place. I went with my lawyer and some friends to the restaurant and enjoyed good food and atmosphere. In the same...week, I went back with my family and we had a good time. Some dishes are a bit SALTY, but in general they are good. Highly recommended. The staffs are very friendly and serve you well. It was good to find some known waiters at the restaurant from other restaurant I usually go to.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

This is a new restaurant with great selection of plates. We were kind of a big party, and everybody was happy with their selection. Good selection of spirits and wines. Great service. Need to make reservation.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Gracia Cocina de Autor is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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