Sabor Cubano (tel. 504/235-9947, 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., 11 a.m.–2 a.m. Fri.–Sat.) continues to be Tegucigalpa’s top spot for salsa dancing. The restaurant with a dance floor is right among all the restaurants in Colonia Palmira on Avenida República de Argentina. Run by a Cuban woman, it’s a Caribbean-style restaurant during the day and most nights, but the real reason to come here is for the dancing, which starts at 9 p.m. on weekends.
The music isn’t live, except for special occasions, but the dancers are good and the vibe is fun. Dance lessons are available (5–7 p.m. Tues. and Thurs.); just show up and negotiate rates directly with the instructor.
As in any city, the popular discos in town are continually changing, making it hard to keep track, but they are always in the same part of town, and in fact they’re often in the same building, just with a new name.
Tegucigalpa’s glitterati are currently enamored with Light (tel. 504/9941-7994), near the western end of Boulevard Morazán opposite Wendy’s, and La Grotta farther east on Morazán. Both have plenty of lounge-style seating as well as music and dancing until late (or early, depending on how you view it).
Kabbalah (on Avenida Rep. de Panamá in Colonia Palmira, half a block from the United Nations building) is another possibility. The ultimate lounge in town is the eponymous UltraLounge, a Euro-style hangout that plays techno, trance, dance, house, and other progressive rave music.
A gay-friendly disco is Metropolis, opposite La Curacao store off Boulevard Suyapa.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition