The most important tip I can give you on Honduras local food, and the only one that will make you elevate from being a tourist to becoming a real traveler immersed in the local culture, is “Stay away from McDonalds“. When visiting Honduras, there is awesome local food to try. Head to the local eateries too, and go where the locals go. For me, the food, wine and and even the water is part of the travel experience.
What to Eat in
The Honduran “Plato tipico” is the most famous lunch. It consists of rice, beef, fried beans (frijolitos), and fried bananas (tajaditas). If you are lucky, it will also come with chismol, a fresh, non-spicy salsa made of tomatoes, green peppers, onions, cilantro and lime juice. Baleadas are a Honduran original. A baleada sencilla (simple) consists of a thick flour tortilla filled with refried beans, cheese (queso), and a type of cream similar to sour cream but not sour (crema or mantequilla).
A baleada especial usually also comes with eggs in it and you can sometimes get avocado or even meat. Other choices are tacos and enchiladas, though don’t expect them to be like those in Mexico. The tacos are meat rolled in a corn tortilla and deep fried. The enchiladas are a flat fried corn tortilla topped with ground beef, cheese and a red sauce.
What to Drink in Honduras
San Pedro Sula has some of the country’s best nightlife and is a great place to go out and to drink and dance the night away or to catch up on all the latest movies. National beers: Salva Vida, Port Royal, Imperial and the newest Barena. To add, Barena is said to be the Miller Lite of Central America. Coffee is great, and the brands from Copan are usually the best. Welches is considered to be the best by many locals. Coffee from Lepaera, Lempira, was judged to be the best coffee in the world but can be difficult to find, even in Lepaera itself, where most brands found in stores are from Copan. Taste Central American rum Flor de Caña (from Nicaragua) Great “licuados” -fruit juices and milk shakes- (mango, piña, watermelon, banana, etc.)
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