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When in Las Verapaces, be sure to sample the local specialty kac ik, a savory turkey soup served with enough turkey, vegetables, tubers, and tamales to make a meal. Kac ik is either spicy or served with extra chili on the side. It's spelled a number of ways on menus across the country, so don't be surprised if you see it written as "cack ick" or a similar variation.

In addition to the places listed, the restaurant at Hotel La Posada is an excellent choice. For lunch or a lighter meal, try Café Fantasia, 1a Calle 3-13, Zona 2 (tel. 502/5001-0003).

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