Top Choice International in Suchitoto

La Lupita del Portal

Now flanked by pupusa joints, Lupey's is still a reliable restaurant and drinking spot overlooking the central park. The menu features salads, sandwiches, pizza and grills, plus large fruit shakes. Breakfast (US$5 t…
International in Suchitoto

Casa 1800

Blissful lake views from a wooden deck beneath the trees make Casa 1800 a sound choice. The menu of grilled meats, fish, sandwiches and pizzas is on the pricey side, but you're paying premium for the setting.
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.
Cafe in La Palma

La Cafeta

Gourmet coffee from the hills surrounding La Palma plus the best homemade cakes, pastries and cookies in town are the order of the day at this cheery cafe. Also sells breakfasts and sandwiches.
Salvadoran in Chalatenango

Comedor Tita

Tita's is a favorite among locals for its tasty comida a la vista, especially the grilled chicken. It's located on the right-hand side on the road down to the turicentro.
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.
Mexican in La Palma


Satisfying, freshly prepared tacos, burritos, quesadillas and enchiladas as well as tasty licuados (smoothies) are available here.
Market in Chalatenango

Mercado Municipal

This large covered market offers a visual feast of veggies, fruits and grains, as well as stock to replenish your toiletries.
Salvadoran in Suchitoto

La Posada Suchitlán

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


Fun Mexican joint turning out decent burritos and tacos that go down well with a margarita or two.