All about Honduras food and drink, from breakfasts to beverages:
If you're traveling to Honduras
for the first time, you're probably curious about Honduras food. Luckily, Honduras food isn't that different from food in the United States – with a few notable exceptions. Be sure to follow the links for Honduras recipes and other information about Honduran food and drink.
Breakfast in Honduras:
A typical Honduran breakfast usually consists of scrambled eggs, beans and tortillas. "American-style" breakfasts are commonly available in Honduras restaurants, often including toast with jam and coffee or orange juice.
A typical meal in Honduras usually includes rice, beans, tortillas, some kind of grilled meat such as chicken or beef, and a salad. On the Caribbean coast or in the Bay Islands, seafood dominates Honduras cuisine. No travel taste test of Honduras food is complete without fresh fish, shrimp, lobster or the endlessly versatile conch (caracol
In large Honduras cities like Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, and La Ceiba, big American restaurant chains are cropping up with increasing frequency. Don't be surprised to find T.G.I. Friday's, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and even Cinnabon.
Other Honduras meals:
Burritas: shredded meat, refried beans, cheese and avocado rolled up in flour tortillas. Different from Mexican burritos.
Tamales: in Honduras cuisine, tamales may include vegetables or potatoes as well as chicken or pork. Beware before you bite, as bones are sometimes left in the meat!
Pastelitos de Carne: deep-fried flour pastries filled with meat, rice and/or potatoes.
Snacks & Sides in Honduras:
: (pictured) a traditional Honduras appetizer comprised of hot black beans and cheese, served with chips.
Tostones: crunchy deep-fried plantains, an indispensable side dish in Honduran cuisine. Also known as platanos fritos.
Ceviche: chopped raw fish, shrimp, or conch mixed with onions, tomatoes and cilantro, and marinated in lime juice. Served with fresh tortilla chips. Popular in every coastal region.
Tres Leches Cake
(Pasel de Tres Leches): A cake soaked in three kinds of milk, including evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and cream.
Arroz con Leche: Rice soaked in warm milk with sugar, cinnamon and other spices. Also known as Honduran rice pudding.
Beverages in Honduras:
Popular Honduras beer brands are Salva Vida, Port Royal, Barena and Imperial. Guaro
, a sugar cane liquor, is popular in Honduras. If you're daring, you might seek out some Giffity
, a fiery Garifuna liquor.
Where to Eat & What You'll Pay:
In mainland Honduras, food is cheaper than that of other nations in Central America. Expect Honduras food to be more expensive in the Bay Islands of Utila
, where almost everything (besides seafood!) must be shipped in.
Try Honduras Food in Honduras: