Lengua (tongue) in tomato sauce at Puerto Barrios is tender and delicious, says Will Owen, who also likes the chicken in crema, and the fresh tortillas “of the thick ’n’ fluffy variety.” The rice served with most dishes comes in big, richly flavored mounds with peas and carrots.

Meals at this Guatemalan restaurant start with good, fresh chips, and an unusual salsa that is “the color of cream of tomato soup but quite delicious and with a very definite slow burn,” says Will.

One caveat: The service is very, very slow. Go when you have plenty of time.

Puerto Barrios [Atwater Village]
2830 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles

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