Top 10 foods in Utila, Bay Islands
Utila (Isla de Utila) is the smallest of the Honduras' major Bay Islands, after Roatán and Guanaja, in a region that marks the south end of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest in the world.
1. Neptune's Restaurant and Bar
4 based on 405 reviews
Opened March 2013. The setting is spectacular - right on the beach, just steps away from our 190-foot pier and offering magnificent mountain and sunset views. The tantalizing menu will feature favorites like: Wings, Jambalaya, Fish tacos, Angus Burgers, S
Reviewed By dana s - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Great Food, Drinks & Service
The food is so good. Elliott the bartender was great. The service was excellent. So glad we found this resort and restaurant!!
2. Mango Tango
4 based on 259 reviews
Beautiful restaurant by the sea, serving mediterranean and international food. Homemade pastas and desserts, good premium liquor cocktails. Tuesdays is Tapas night! Sundays is Eggs Benedicts!
Reviewed By Skimountainman - Rochester
We were told (by multiple folks) this place was a must for a meal....and boy where they right. The firecracker shrimp was excellent. We ate here for both lunch and dinner on different days. The selections were good and there was a variety of options from salad to seafood to steak.
3. Che Pancho
4 based on 211 reviews
Reviewed By in2ECUpir8s - Hickory, North Carolina
Definitely give it a try!
We had lunch...schnitzel and tuna...was delicious. My husband is a coffee snob and was very happy with the coffee. I opted for a frozen margarita and it was YUM!
4. RJ's Barbecue
4 based on 247 reviews
Reviewed By 330baileym - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Our favorite spot!
We ate at RJ's several times during our stay on Utila. My husband and I got something different every time. The steak, barracuda, snapper, pork, and tuna were all wonderful!! Snapper was DEFINITELY one of our favorites. Not to mention, the desserts!!!!!!!!!!!! Triple X Chocolate is a MUST. Highly recommend! Especially for large groups (get there early) and if you want to meet fellow divers and locals.
5. Skid Row's
4 based on 373 reviews
Reviewed By mshulman - Coldwater, Michigan
Kind of a drunken crowd most of the time, but a great chicken sandwich
It's really an ex-pat boozers hang out. The do an AWESOME pour on the hard liquor. Reasonably priced. Decent pizza. They actuallty deliver. The best food there, tho, is the crispy chicken sandwich. If you want a party hang out, it's a good spot.
6. Tranquila Bar
4 based on 178 reviews
"This is a Bar/Restaurant, which recently started serving pub fare in a Central American style, including imported cheeses and meats for burgers plus traditional tacos and burritos. Every Wednesday they serve sushi and martinis".
Reviewed By Kevin C
We stopped in to check out there cool drink specials of the day and stayed for a good while the service is great and the drinks are good and affordable. Nice place to hangout and meet friends. They have a nice deck on the bay with a awesome sea breeze to enjoy the ocean view and sunset.
7. Mango Inn Bar & Grill
4 based on 184 reviews
The Mango Inn Bar and Grill is set within the beautiful tropical gardens on the Island of Utila, Honduras. We are located a short walk from the central intersection of town. The Mango offers a unique option away from the hustle, bustle and noise of the ma
Reviewed By mshulman - Coldwater, Michigan
BEAUTIFUL grounds. OK food, nice atmosphere, good service
I had the chicken piccatta. It was oddly sweet, which chicken picatta should never be. The pasta was perfectly cooked, it was served with plentty of capers, and grated parmesan on the side. My husband had the ceviche which was also oddly sweet. Fish was fresh, but they seem to like sugar in their dishes here. They have the only wood fired pizza oven on the island, but it's only available for dinner. (Two for one on Tuesdays). Reasonably priced.
8. Foo King Wok
4 based on 147 reviews
Reviewed By Irishgirl i - Paris, France
Good food, huge portions and nice staff. We got the Thai curry between us and got an extra rice. Disappointed by the lack of starters. The place doesn't have toilets but you can use the toilets in the nearby bar. Only open Monday Wednesday and Friday for dinner!
9. El Castillo
5 based on 61 reviews
Restaurant El Castillo is Located in Sandy bay Utila. 10 min walking distance from the center, 2 min from the main road is it very secluded. Whenever you like to relax after a long day of diving with friends here is the spot, the light back ground music a
Reviewed By DouglasR870 - Altamont, New York
BEST Restaurant on the island
Ambiance, culture and amazing food. The atmosphere in this little place is amazing, torches and polite staff. Was offered a special cocktail upon arrival (very tasty and refreshing). The restaurant was only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a international menu with a German/ Honduran twist. The salad was fresh and flavorful, ordered the lobster salad as well, delicious and the beef filet Was perfect, especially with the bottle of Chilean wine. Superb!
10. Jade Seahorse Restaurant
4 based on 108 reviews
Reviewed By captainronanejo69 - Keremeos, Canada
Great food, Wonderful people!
This restaurant is apparently in the "bad" part of town, but they put out some great food that is mostly Thai, or south east asian style. Lots of exotic spices and flair. The prices are very reasonable, considering the hard to find spices used. Portions are large, and the service is good, considering it is just the cook and his one other staff. They are both extremely nice! It is just inside the gate, off the road to the airport, about 300 meters off Utilas main road. The "Jade Seahorse" is actually a totally over the top eclectic property, with 5 or 6 rooms that was the nicest room we had during our 2 month central american trek. The rooms are so quaint, and comfortable, decorated so nicely! Made us feel so much like being at home, rather than just in another room. The grounds are like some kind of amusement park, with statues, overpasses, tunnels, and quirky displays, all man made out of recycled materials and decorated with mosaic telework and old electronics! Walkways through the maze of artwork is also all covered in mosaic telework, with narrow twisting pathways through the gardens and artwork. I can only imagine the hours, days, years it took apparently just the owner to complete this labour of love. We really feel lucky to have found this place while searching for a decent room in our budget. "Julia" is the owner/hostess for the property, and she is a treasure of humanity! The only downside when staying here is the many "look loos" that are rightly awestruck by the property, and wandering about taking photos and such. Julia could definitely charge admission to take in this amazing property. Rooms have hot water, great wifi, security boxes, small fridges, A/C, fan, and wonderful beds and linens! You really have to see this place to believe it! I was hesitant to do any review of this property, for fear it will constantly be sold out for our return, but It really should enjoy all the success it deserves.