Right near the bus station is La Exquisita, serving delicious fried chicken, enchiladas, and tacos for US$2–4. Restaurante Típico Garomar (7 a.m.–9 p.m. daily), one block off the square, has licuados, juices, baleadas, comida corriente, and burgers at low prices, in a rustic, plant-filled setting. Both restaurants will help organize trips to La Botija.
The other upscale restaurant in town is Bonanza (8 a.m.–9:30 p.m.) one block south of the church, with a good selection of international and Honduran dishes, including omelets for breakfast, sandwiches, chicken and beef for dinner, and even a mushroom brochette (US$3.50) for vegetarians.
A few kilometers out of town on the road back to Choluteca is El Portillo, a restaurant and recreation spot with horseback rides and children’s play equipment.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition