Hotel Meson Panza Verde
Ever since I arrived in Antigua Guatemala back in 1996, this hotel and restaurant already had a rock solid reputation and was considered an upscale property in a very calm and tranquil area of town. I spent many nights enjoying meals prepared by Swiss Chef Christophe, mainly to satisfy my memories of decent European cooking. Mind you, I’ve nothing against black beans or tortillas but from time to time eating a meal that reminds you of home can lift up your spirits.
Hotels and restaurants come and go in Antigua, mostly because of the fluctuations in the tourism industry and the underestimation of time, effort and dedication you have to put in on behalf of the owners to make your business thrive. Nevertheless Meson Panza Verde keeps going strong. The expansion of the hotel by adding Junior and Master Suites has had a very positive impact on not only the hotel but has also benefited the restaurant.
Hotel and restaurant are watched closely by general manager Ingrid Thomas and her husband Jorge, both do an outstanding job and are largely responsible for the success of the business.
By keeping focus on the details and maintaining a high level of food quality together with incorporating new culinary ideas through monthly specials, Meson Panza Verde is definitely a restaurant you need to check out on your (next…) visit of Antigua Guatemala.