Search for La Ceiba Restaurants that Suit Your Taste…
There are many different La Ceiba restaurants and eateries that offer something for every taste. Here is a list of what we consider are the best alternatives for dining in La Ceiba; please note that we are grouping them based on where they are located and in no particular order:
La Ceiba Restaurants in the “Pink Zone”: the D’Antony Hospital Boulevard:
El Jardin de Susana
Probably my favorite restaurant in town! El Jardin de Susana is located in the new “Pink Zone” of the city, along the D’antoni Hospital Avenue. Small and intimate garden dining with the best salad bar in town and food cooked by Susana herself. Susana is a local chef who has been in the restaurant business for many years. I run into her at the supermarkets in the mornings as she sets out to personally buy the different ingredients she needs on a daily basis, to insure their freshness.
The Restaurant is open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. It is located just around the corner from the Kielsa drug store right on the Avenue. Food is outstanding all of the time, service is friendly and prices are right. Menu includes a bit of everything, and while not extensive, you are sure to find just the right thing for your taste! The restaurant includes a full international bar, with ice cold beers and a limited selection of wines.
The local version of the All American Neighborhood Bar, Sebas is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m. The second floor operates as a private room for meetings and events. The bar is very well stocked, with a variety of top shelf brand liquors. The menu includes a variety of appetizers, burgers and sandwiches, pastas as well as a variety of specialties: grilled steaks, pork ribs, chicken and Paella, which is certainly the best in town! Sebas is located on the D’antony Hospital Avenue, across the street from the Kielsa drug store. Prices are moderate to expensive by local standards, but a bargain by US and European standards; ask for their daily value meals which are very reasonably priced!
Piq Art Café
A lovely intimate combination of an art gallery and a European street side café, Piq Art is a great place for a great breakfast, a light lunch, a coffee or some tasty desserts. It’s artsy setting is perfect to inspire you into buying an original painting from one of the more famous Honduran artists. Piq Art is located on the D’antony Hospital Avenue, across the street from Sebas. Try their quiche or ratatouille, and if you are not a coffee drinker, you will absolutely love the hot chocolate beverage that is served, a local product from the Cangrejal River Valley. Piq’Art is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. except for Fridays and Saturdays, when they close at 8:30 p.m. French, English and Spanish are spoken at Pic’Art!
An incredibly good sushi restaurant in the most unlikely place! Located inside the Uniplaza Shopping Center, Sushi Totemo is one of the most popular places in town for dinner, especially with the yuppy crowd that feels chic eating sushi. Incredibly original sushi in a basic commercial setting. Other alternatives include salads, rice, maki and sashimi A truly interesting fusion of authentic Japanese sushi with some local ingredients result in a truly original and tasty sushi dinner. Open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m., on Sundays from lunch from 11:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. This restaurant is usually very busy, so it is a good idea to call ahead and make a reservation with Jaime, the owner at (504) 2443 8100 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Garage Cafe
La Ceiba’s Sport Bar. Located on the D’Antony Hospital Avenue, The Garage Café offers a variety of TV screens with the most important daily sports events. The restaurant and bar is very cozy, and offers a variety of burgers and sandwiches, chicken wings as well as other appetizers, including cheeses. They offer a full international bar and truly ice cold beers. Open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday. Their specialty dish is “pollo con mole” a Mexican spicy dish that appears under the name of Ciudad Juarez.
Located across the street from the Uniplaza Mall, right on Avenida Morazan, aka D’Antoni Hospital Boulevard. Nichas Burger is the best hamburger joint in town, offering tasty burgers and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. Burgers are real meat, and come with good fries and a soft drink. Beers are also available. A great family style restaurant with a kids play corner. If you are looking for a local burger in La Ceiba, this is the place to go!
Sabores de Colombia
An authentic Colombian restaurant featuring some of the best food from Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. Excellent sea food, plus typical dishes such as Pancocho, Chuzos de Carne and Patacon con todo, Bandeja Paisa and arepas amongst others. Located on Avenida Morazan, aka D’Antony Hospital Avenue. Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, from 10:00 a.m. till midnight. Also offers a full service international bar. Sabores de Colombia offers a very nice pleasant setting.
One of the three locations that this great coffee shop has in town is located on Avenida Morazan, about a block from the Boulevard 15 de Septiembre, where the one and only stoplight in the Avenue is located. Cafeto offers great coffee, outstanding pastries and superb smoothies. Cafeto is open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7:00 a.m till 6:30 p.m. This is a great spot for breakfast! Seating includes a sidewalk setting as well as an inside air-conditioned room. They feature some of the best coffee from Marcala, Honduras.
Located right next to Nichas Burger, Fronteras has carved itself a niche as the best place in town for smoked meats. You can get great smoked pork ribs, pull pork, brisket, smoked chicken and even smoked beef. In addition, they offer a couple of daily menus for quick meals that changes every day. Fronteras has become a great alternative for a quick lunch during any day of the week. They also serve ice cold beers and have a full bar service.
La Ceiba Restaurants in The Zona Viva Along the Beach in La Ceiba:
Club La Vela
Located right on the beach, Club Las Velas offers a club like atmosphere that includes a nice pool, a great restaurant and bar. On Sunday it offers a very festive mood, usually with live music that you can dance to. La Vela offers an extensive menu, first class service, a spacious parking area and direct access to the beach. It has a great family atmosphere. Club La Vela is open daily from 10:00 a.m till 11:00 p.m.
La Ceiba Restaurants along San Isidro and 14 de Julio Avenues:
Considered one of the best restaurants in town, El Cesar is located on the corner of Avenida San Isidro and 13th Street. The menu includes a variety of old family recipes, as well as some of the famous dishes from long gone restaurants in town. Very nice setting, with air-conditioning and outstanding service. El Cesar is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. till closing time, usually around 10:00 p.m.
Downtown grill has become the popular hangout for English speaking expats living in La Ceiba, as well as for those living in the Bay Islands who come over to La Ceiba to take care of business. With good security, a discreet location, as well as outstanding food and drinks, you just can’t go wrong with Downtown Grill. They always have cute girls as waitresses, and the prices are simply right. Specializing in Cajun food, but offering a bit a everything in their menu. Downtown Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner. Located at Bo. La Merced. Ave. Ramón Rosa entre 15 y 16 calles, roughly one block to the backside of Antojitos Ceibeños, which is on Avenida 14 de Julio.
Bar Tratoria Pizzeria Mediterranea
Located almost on the Corner of 17th street and Avenida San Isidro, across the street from the Puma Gas Station, The Bar Tratoria Pizzeria Mediterranea serves the best pizza in town! Owned and managed by an Italian, who understands how a pizza should be, you will savor their pizza and pasta dishes. The restaurant does not have a sign outside, and is rather inconspicuous, as it seems more like a home, however you will notice a small champa and what looks like a garage, with a watchman usually standing inside.
Don’t be shy and walk on in! The dining area has a pool adjacent to it which can be used by the guests, making it a popular restaurant on really hot days! Service includes a full service bar with a limited wine selection. English, Spanish and Italian spoken on premises. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Take note that they do not accept credit cards!
Located at the Eastern end of 12th street, in the Barrio El Iman, Sharky’s is located where the old Expatriates Bar and Grill used to be. Sharky’s is open nightly offering an interesting menu that includes sushi, seafood and steaks. They offer a full service international bar. Although it just opened, it is surely to be a success as it is run by the same fellows that own Downtown Grill.
Downtown La Ceiba Restaurants.
Probably the most delightful coffee shop in La Ceiba! Cafeto’s has three distinct locations, but without doubt the nicest is right downtown almost across the street from the Swinford Park, under the Casa Luisa Bed and Breakfast. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and early evening coffee, Cafeto offers freshly brewed coffee from Marcala, located in Central Honduras, arguably some of the best in the World! Great breakfast, nice sandwiches and outstanding pastries. You will also love the healthy smoothies that are offered here. Of course they have wifi on premises for their guests. Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch from 7:00 a.m. till 6:30 p.m. for more information, visit the Cafeto Web Page.
Probably the best known cafetería and restaurant in La Ceiba! Cobel is located right downtown, on Calle 8, between 14 de Julio and Atlantida Avenues. If you are looking for a good clean meal with a local taste at truly affordable prices, then Cobel is the place to go Cobel! Cobel is famous for its baleadas and “pastelitos” which are typical of La Ceiba. They consist of fried pastry stuffed with meat or chicken, very similar to the Argenitine and Uruguayan empanadas. Cobel is open Monday to Saturday for breakfast, lunch from 7:00 a.m till 5:00 p.m. Try their freshly baked pastries, their delicious tropical drinks and their generous breakfasts, above all enjoy your meal!
One of the old timers in La Ceiba, La plancha has been around for a long time, and specializes on grilled steaks and seafood dishes. La Plancha is close to the soccer stadium, on the corner of 9th street, to the east of Avenida 14 de Julio. It is open daily for lunch and dinner. Personally, I love their lomo especial, a full pound of tenderloin steak cooked to perfection. Make sure you order it less cooked that you like, as it will be brought to the table on a hot grill and will continue to cook while you eat it!
Located right next to La Plancha, this restaurant offers typical Honduran style food, including carne asada, and of course beans. They have a good parrillada, offering a variety of different meats, which comes with tortillas, beans and chismol, a mixture of tomato, onion and green peppers. Prices are very reasonable and setting is informal. Located right next to La Plancha in Barrio El Iman. Open daily for dinner.
Another one of the oldest restaurants in town. The Palace is the grand daddy of Chinese food in town. Located right downtown, behind the La Ceiba Cathedral of San Isidro. Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner.
A very pleasant, home style café restaurant with outstanding and relaxed atmosphere. The menu is very much based on healthy food and they offer several different vegetarian dishes to choose from. They offer wi fi for their guests, and even have a private room which can be used for business meetings or a family get together. Ki Boc is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try their famous Honduran Chilaquiles, arguably their most popular item on the menu!
La Ceiba Restaurants Along the CA13 Highway:
This is the more deluxe version of the Palace Hotel. Owned and managed by the same family, they offer the typical Chinese food they offer at the Palace Restaurant plus some non Chinese dishes. Located on the CA13 higway, at the entrance to town, they offer plenty of parking space, air-conditioned rooms and altogether great service. Full international bar. Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Located within the Hotel Las Hamacas, on the outskirts of town, in the direction of Trujillo, you will find this roadside restaurant that offers a variety of buffet style foods, including many local foods. Prices are very reasonable, and it is a great spot to grab a quick, very affordable meal if you are on the run. Because it is actually quite close to the detour towards the ferry dock, it is a great option to catch a bit on your way to or from the islands. Las Hamacas restaurant is open Monday to Saturday from 6:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m. On Sundays, it is open from 7:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. They offer complimentary wifi service for their guests.
Although not technically on the CA13 highway, it is not far from it. Arrecifes is on the road leading to the port facility where you take the ferry trips to Roatan and Utila. Arrecifes is open daily for lunch and dinner, and offers a menu specializing in seafoods and steaks. It has a pleasant, island atmosphere and a full service bar. It is considered by many as the best restaurant in La Ceiba, and is certainly amongst the most upscale and expensive eateries in town.