It was not easy to find a place to eat at after 5pm on a weekday. A place by the square had two occupied tables and another place were closing as I arrived. One restaurant mentioned in my guide book was not there anymore and one restaurant only had tortillas. When I asked near the market I was told there was an eatery just opposite, with entrance through a bookstore. I went inside and it looked empty, but as I asked I could have a meal. I got a plate with meat, a sausage, rice and salad. And I got some tortillas and a tamarind drink. It was 4 dollars (June 2009).
El Restaurante Boton is a French restaurant /café serving crepes and quishe. There are many different kind of crepes, crepes with meet and vegetables or sweet ones. I had a strawberry crepes and had hoped to get a crepe with fresh strawberries, but it was filled with a very sweet strawberry jam. The crepe was 2.75 dollars (June 2009). A coffee was 1 dollar and a double coffee was 1.50 dollars. I had two ordinary coffees.
It is a nice place with a small stage by the bar. I guess there are performances in the weekends when more people visit Ataco. And there are also a few tables outside by the street.