In December 2003, German architect Dieter Richter, collaborator of the biggest scientific and multidisciplinary project of the Mayan world, the Cultural Triangle Yaxha, Nakum, Naranjo, created this cosy café and restaurant for people interested in the Mayan culture.
At Café Arqueológico Yaxha, we introduce interested people to the culture of the ancient Mayans using old and new photos of different archaeological sites, books and maps, and unique slide shows. Through our scientific tours, which aim to protect Mayan sites in the Petén, we provide visitors the unparalleled opportunity to gain insight in running scientific projects.
Included in our delicious menu at Café Yaxha we offer a number of special pre-Hispanic dishes which were created with Mayans who still preserve their old traditions.
These dishes feature local vegetables and herbs that provide a number of health benefits. One of our most popular dishes, Chicken and Chaya, is rich in vitamin C and served with yuca a nutrient rich root vegetable.
You won't find these dishes anywhere else.