There are many Trujillo Restaurants and Bars to choose from. Although Trujillo is a small city, the tourism infrastructure is spread out over a large area. Because of this, I have decided to separate the Trujillo Restaurants into three different categories. The first is the Trujillo Airstrip hotel area. This is where you will find the largest Trujillo hotels, such as the Christopher Columbus and Casa Alemania. A second area is that of downtown Trujillo Restaurants. These can be either in town or on the beaches just below the Central Park of Trujillo. A third area is that located west of city of Trujillo. This includes the Garifuna communities in Santa Fe and Guadalupe. Please note that to go to the restaurants West of Trujillo you will need a vehicle. If you hire a cab, make sure he waits for you or returns for you at a pre scheduled time.
Trujillo Restaurants in the Airport Beach and Hotel Zone
This is the main restaurant at the Christopher Columbus Beach Resort. If you are looking for an air-conditioned setting this is your best choice in Trujillo. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant has a spacious window looking out to the Caribbean Sea and the Bay of Trujillo.
This restaurant is at the Hotel Casa Alemania. This hotel is on the border between the downtown hotels and the airport hotels. Las Birrias is open for breakfast, and they usually promote the Sunset Bar and Grill for lunch and dinner. The owners are German, as you probably guessed, so if you are in search of tips by a German, this is one of your best options in town!
Sunset Bar and Grill
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 to 10. Sunset Bar and Grill is a nice beach restaurant and bar. They also have a pool. It is an extension of the Hotel Casa Alemania. They serve a variety of dishes and have a beach party atmosphere.
Bahia Sports Grill
A huge facility on the beach offering an extensive menu. Choose between romantic dining on the beach or under their roofed area. This is the best stocked bar in Trujillo. The Bahia Sports Grill is open daily. Monday to Saturday from 10 to 10, and Sunday from 8 to 8. They have some TV screens showing sport events, so it is a good option if you want to see your favorite sport matches.
Downtown Trujillo Restaurants
Café Vino Tinto
Hidden just behind the municipality of Trujillo, you will find the Café Vino Tinto. This restaurant offers the best view in Trujillo. From here, you can see pretty much all the bay. Café Vino Tinto is your best source of tourist information in town. English expat, Jon Tompson has lived in Trujillo for many years. He is the best tour guide in town and an expert on the Moskito Coast of Honduras. The restaurant offers great pizza cooked in their own wood oven. They have the coldest beers in town. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
A small coffee shop on the road leading from Central Park to the beaches offers a combination of great views and outstanding coffee. They have a nice terrace looking out to the bay. This is a great alternative for a breakfast. They serve a variety of hot and cold coffee brews. They are under a huge tree that provides a cool shade even in the hottest days in Trujillo.
El Muelle Viejo
One of the best beach restaurants in town. El Muelle Viejo is on the beach next to the municipal dock. They offer direct access to the beach, some hammocks to relax in and a varied menu. Their specialty are seafood dishes and parrilladas. Parrilladas are a big platter with a variety of grilled meats. They are a good dish to order for several persons. The food is great, the portions are generous. El Muelle Viejo offers some of the coldest beers in town. They also offer “Guifitty” a Garifuna alcoholic beverage that locals say is aphrodisiac. El Muelle Viejo is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 8 a.m. till late.
Du Monde Café y Te
A great location right on the pedestrian street in Trujillo. This pleasant coffee shop offers great hot and cold coffee’s. If you are looking for something fresh, try one of the natural smoothies. The menu includes a variety of pastries, and light sandwiches. Unfortunately, they do not open early for breakfast. They are open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9;00 p.m.
Carivida Club Café
Carivida Club stands out from the other beachfront restaurants and bars in Trujillo. More than a restaurant, it is a full service beach club, offering tourist information, tours, food and drinks. On the weekends they become the best spot in town for a great evening, with live music and great cocktails.
El Muelle Pizzeria
You will find this great pizzeria on a dock over the Caribbean Sea! This is one of the favorite spots for locals when they want some pizza. It’s also one of the best spots in town to enjoy a sunset! Menu includes pizza and pasta dishes.
Colonial Villa Brinkley
I said Café Vino Tinto offers the best view of the Bay of Trujillo from downtown. I also say the Hotel Colonial Villas Brinkley offers the best view in Honduras. Its location gives you a view of the Bay of Trujillo and beyond. On a clear day, you can see the island of Guanaja from the restaurant at the hotel. The menu includes a bit of everything, and service is outstanding. Run by a Costa Rican family who understands about service. Prices are reasonable. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Located downtown just above “Pollos Sanson”. Menu includes wings, burgers and ribs. The atmosphere is pleasant and usually has a nice breeze blowing through. Service is friendly and food is good. Ordered a beer which was not cold enough, but they helped me cool if off with a bucket of ice! Open daily for dinner from 4 p.m. till late.
Café y Sabores
This is the best breakfast in town! They are right downtown and also offer affordable meals for lunch and dinner. If you are on a budget, this is an outstanding alternative. The place is clean and the food is good and affordable. What else can you ask for?
This restaurant is in the Hotel Colonial, across the street from the Fortress of Santa Barbara. Try their unique “ceviche bulabula” a rare conch that is native only in the Bay of Trujillo. Their seafood soup is also outstanding.
Trujillo Restaurants in the Western End of the Bay
A famous restaurant in the Garifuna Village of Santa Fe is still open after many years. El Caballero is probably overrated and certainly over priced. They do not accept credit cards, so make sure you bring some cash!
Roughly half way between Trujillo and Santa Fe, you will see a detour on your right. This is the entrance to Campamento and Tranquility Bay Resort. Campamento offers restaurant service, as well as a pool and beach for their guests and clients. It is locally owned and they try hard to make you happy. The setting is relaxed and the food is good.
The Mystic at Banana Beach
This is a destination in itself. They are on the road between Trujillo and Santa Fe, just before the Garifuna Village. You will see a sign that reads “Playa Guinea” on a small gateway towards the beach. They have a complete full service restaurant and bar that operate with international standards. Great menu, nice pool, fantastic beach and ice cold beer and great tropical cocktails. You cannot go wrong at The Mystic. To top it off, they speak English and German besides Spanish. They also have some great rooms available is you want to spend the night.