Top Choice Cafe in La Palma

Ola Cafe

Hipster coffee has arrived in La Palma! This small, incongruously good coffee shop on the square roasts its own beans and serves homemade cakes to tables of very relieved local folk and out-of-town connoisseurs.
Top Choice International in Suchitoto

La Lupita del Portal

Now flanked by pop-up pupusa joints, Lupey's is still Suchi's best-value restaurant and drinking spot. Generous meal deals feature sandwiches, pizza and grills, alongside large fruit shakes. Good fun all round.
Salvadoran in Chalatenango

Comedor Carmary

This tidy cafeteria packed with bus-stop patrons serves tasty comida a la vista, which might include stewed chicken in tomatoes, plantains and the ubiquitous beans and rice, alongside tall glasses of fresh juice.
Market in Chalatenango


The open-air market offers a visual feast of veggies, fruits and grains, as well as stock to replenish your toiletries. It’s just east of Av Fajardo. Another cacophonous market is also held on Tuesday and Sunday in …
Salvadoran in La Palma

Restaurante del Pueblo

Behind the town's wildest mural lies chunky beef sandwiches outdone only by a sausage- and steak-laden plato típico (grilled meat, bananas, beans, cheese and cream).
Cafe in Chalatenango

Cafe Colombia

Big ham, cheese or chicken sandwiches are served at this makeshift cafe which serves strong local coffee to student-types. Seating is on large hessian coffee sacks.
Cafe in La Palma

Cafe de Cafe

Expect top food at this popular cafe on the town square, namely steak, vegetable grills and various desserts. Coffee is strong and hot.
Salvadoran in Suchitoto

La Posada Suchitatlan

On lush, sprawling grounds overlooking the lake, you'll find typical Salvadoran food in an atypical setting.
Pizza in Suchitoto

Xela’s Pizza

This smart little pizza joint is growing in popularity. Perfect date place; follow the signs from the plaza.
Pizza in La Palma

Cartagena Pizza

These delicious thin-based pizzas make a welcome change from the standard Central American fare.