Three Coolest Restaurants on Utila You Should Check Out

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 Comment

  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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