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!
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!
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?