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Los Peches in Flores, Guatemala

Bird-flu epidemic aside, I’ve found that no matter where you are in the world — from Peru to Paris — there’ll always be chicken on the menu. And while I’ve eaten plenty of chook over the years, I think I recently found my favourite — in a small, family-run restaurant called Los Peches on the island of Flores, Guatemala. From lunchtime through to late evening, this rustic little eatery is packed with locals and travellers, and the antiquated barbeque on the edge of the street pumps out constant plumes of enticing smoke. I’m not sure whether it was the taste of the chicken, or the fact that it was so ridiculously economico (approximately US$3 for an entire meal), but Los Peches definitely hit the spot.