Three Coolest Restaurants on Utila You Should Check Out

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Researching my trip to Utila, I came across many cool restaurants – cool names, cool concepts, cool everything basically. When I arrived at Utila, they really were as fun as I imagined and delicious too. Some of them have such original concepts, you’d think how did they first appear on a small island such as Utila? Well they did! Here are  the top 3 I would recommend to everyone for a unique food experience:

1.  Jade Seahorse – It’s an artistic gallery in the day you can walk and explore, and a restaurant/bar at night. Everything was hand made and to detailed perfection. It’s also in somewhat of a tree and elevated. You have to go straight down the road from the ferry to reach it and follow the signs. It’s quite hidden – I passed it twice and was eaten by mosquitos when I ended up in the woods by mistake!

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2. Babalu – A restaurant that opens at 5pm and has a big carved out hole in the middle of the party – for swimming of course! The deck spreads out onto the ocean and you can see all the fish roaming around underneath. The greatest catch is the fresh lobster – you can get a huge tail for about $4 US!

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3. Munchies – That says it all and it is perfect when you’re hungry. It satisfied my cravings after diving, for lunch, for dinner – at any time I was hungry! The menu is vast and it is munchi-ful. You get to sit outdoors and people watch from the main road. I enjoyed the food too much each time I forgot to snap pictures before it was all gone!


There’s about 40 other restaurants on the island. I couldn’t visit and eat at them but every place I went to was delicious. Fresh catch and grown from the ground is the way Hondurians on Utila serve food and eat. What can be better than that?

8 Replies to “Three Coolest Restaurants on Utila You Should Check Out”

  1. All the restaurants sound great, but my favorite one is the Babalu. That deck spreading out onto the ocean is amazing.

    1. I went there about 3 times, it really is so great. I want my own bar like that!

  2. Ashley @ A Southern Gypsy says:

    Babalu sounds awesome – fresh lobster – yum! Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler 🙂

  3. I have heard great stuff about Jade Seahorse. I can’t wait to go there and try it.

    1. Gad you all like the post! Please visit it , it’s a tiny island but like no other

  4. Theses are some pretty cool and interest restaurants. I love how the first one is an art gallery and restaurant at the same time. Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler!

  5. It sounds like a really cool place! 🙂 Yummy restaurants are so essential to travel!

  6. Sounds great. Thanks a bunch for linking up with to #SundayTraveler this week.

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