Most folks who stay near the ruins take all their meals at their hotel, and these restaurants are also available to the public. If you’re looking for variety, there are several little comedores between the main camping area and parking lot and the gate at the beginning of the road to Flores. As you arrive at Tikal from Flores, you’ll see them on the right side; Comedor Imperio Maya, Restaurante Imperio Maya, and Comedor Tikal which is the best of the bunch. All are rustic and pleasant, and all serve hefty plates of fairly tasty food at low prices. You can get a large serving of roast chicken with rice, beans, and fresh tortillas, along with a drink, for around Q40.
Within the area of the ruins, you’ll find picnic tables beneath shelters and itinerant soft-drink and candy bar peddlers. If you want to spend all day at the ruins without having to walk back to the parking area for lunch, take sandwiches. Most of the hotels here and in Flores, as well as the comedores, will make you a bag lunch to take into the park.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.