Best restaurants in Western Honduras

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in San Pedro Sula

    Angeli Gardens

    So the food is just OK (the Honduran plates for two or more people are your best bet), but the setting here in a lush garden at the edge of a mountain makes it a romantic getaway. Beautiful jungle trails meander from the restaurant so you can hike in the mountains for up to two hours before or after your meal. Enjoy your meal with beer brewed at the on-site Cerveceria Del Bosque. There's even a zip-line canopy tour in the works. A taxi here should cost L80 to L100, or you can call to arrange a pick-up at your hotel.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Copán Ruinas

    Cafe at La Casa de Cafe

    Inspired by trips the owners have taken around the world, you'll find homemade, healthy and fresh delights here from tamales to perfectly spiced curries. The pancakes, egg dishes and smoothies at breakfast are superb, as are the lunchtime sandwiches on bread sometimes still warm from the oven. Chefs use plenty of vegetables, herbs, spreads and delicious fillings like pan-fried tilapia (cichlid fish). Everything is served in a cosy garden patio bursting with flowers.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Copán Ruinas

    Hacienda San Lucas

    Set on farmland overlooking Copán Ruinas, this wonderful place – worth the effort to get here and the price – has some of the best food in the region. The romance of dining on a several-course meal by candlelight in the restored farmhouse can't really be exaggerated. Cuisine draws heavily on traditional ingredients and techniques. Reserve at least a day ahead. A mototaxi here from town should cost L80 to L120 one way.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Copán Ruinas

    Café San Rafael

    This smart cafe serves organic coffee grown at its finca (ranch), though it's mostly known for its delicious cheeses (platters L150 to L700). Breakfasts (L100 to L200) are a filling splurge, while the toasted sandwiches (try the excellent steak and provolone) are a great lunch option. Half the place is in a beautiful garden patio and the other is indoors and very modern.

  • Restaurants in Copán Ruinas

    Casa Ixchel

    There's a friendly welcome at this serious coffee-lover's place, where locally grown Casa Ixchel Arabica coffee is the fuel of choice and the espresso machine is rarely out of use. There's a great little back patio for eating and drinking in the sunshine, and a brunchy menu for tasty breakfasts and light lunches.

  • Restaurants in Copán Ruinas

    Comedor Mary

    This charming space comprises a garden for alfresco dining and a dining room full of dark wood furniture where excellent pupusas (L12 to L25 each) are served up. Comida típica is also redefined here (try the lomito de res a la plancha, a grilled beef tenderloin); service is uncharacteristically friendly and the atmosphere is upscale. Don't miss it.

  • Restaurants in Copán Ruinas

    Twisted Tanya’s

    Set upstairs, with views over Parque Central and beyond, lively Tanya's serves up some good versions of Italian, other European and Asian-influenced dishes. The Union Jack flags will draw your attention and the Moroccan-style lampshades add an artistic flourish. Happy hour runs from 5pm to 6pm. It can be loud here, so don't come for an intimate dinner.

  • Restaurants in San Pedro Sula

    Pastelitos Miriam

    San Pedro Sula's breakfast favorite is this diner-style restaurant that pumps out deep-fried pastelitos – half-moon shaped pies filled with all sorts of yumminess. Choose from the Italiano with ham, cheese and pepperoni, to the more unusual Cubana, a salty-sweet mix of gooey hot cheese and guava jelly. Eat in or take a box to go.

  • Restaurants in Copán Ruinas

    Café ViaVia

    This terrific restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a hip, convivial atmosphere, with tables next to a garden courtyard or overlooking the street. The organically grown coffee it prepares is excellent, the bread is homemade and there's always a good selection of vegetarian and meat-based dishes on offer.

  • Restaurants in Copán Ruinas

    Carnitas Nia Lola

    Two blocks south of the plaza, this open-air restaurant has a beautiful view toward the mountains over corn and tobacco fields. It's a relaxing place with simple and economical food; the specialties are charcoal-grilled chicken and beef. Happy hour starts at 6:30pm.

  • Restaurants in San Pedro Sula

    Sobre Mesa

    The antidote to fried food, here you'll find soups, salads, sandwiches, hearty breakfasts and light meals all made with health-conscious, organic ingredients. Then, of course, you'll deserve one of their house-made decadent cakes, pastries or gelato.

  • Restaurants in Copán Ruinas

    Asados Copán

    With one of the best settings in town, this large, open-air steakhouse is popular with tourists and locals alike. The menu's simple but effective – a variety of beef and chicken dishes, flame-grilled to perfection.

  • Restaurants in San Pedro Sula

    Donde Ofelia

    You're literally caged in at this family-run, semi-open-air place that takes its security very seriously. Another quirk is that you're given an order form when you arrive and you make your order yourself from the long list of traditional Mexican dishes – including sopa azteca (tortilla soup) and tacos – all of which make a welcome change from local cooking. It's location is pretty out of the way, however, from most backpacker lodgings in town.

  • Restaurants in San Pedro Sula

    Café Skandia

    An absolute institution in the city center, this classic 1950s-style cafe looks like it's been transplanted from an ocean liner with its marine-blue color scheme and vintage chrome-and-white-leather seats. There's an aging window that overlooks the hotel's popular pool. On the menu are pretty standard burgers, salads, sandwiches, milkshakes and lots of dessert action.

  • Restaurants in Copán Ruinas

    Churrasqueria Momo’s

    A meat-lover’s haven one block south of Parque Central, Momo’s serves beef in four basic styles, including pincho (kebab), churrasco (Argentinean-style beef) and parrillada (a sampler, including sausage, beans and tortillas). Meals are served in an open-air dining area overlooking the Valle de Copán.

  • Restaurants in San Pedro Sula

    Plaza Típica

    Just north of the Parque Central, this open-sided food court is your best bet for an inexpensive daytime meal. There are around 25 stands rustling up delicious carne asada (grilled meat), tapado (seafood soup with coconut) and amazing tropical fruit juices.

  • Restaurants in San Pedro Sula

    Cafetería Pamplona

    An enjoyable cafe where you'll find bull-running photos on the walls and groups of earnest intellectuals discussing national politics in the corner. Good for breakfast, a set lunch or a club sandwich.