One of the most popular places to eat in La Ceiba is The Expatriate’s Bar (12 Calle, two blocks east of Av. San Isidro, tel. 504/440-3373, 3:30 p.m. onward Mon.–Sat.), a favorite haunt, as the name suggests, of many foreign residents living in La Ceiba. The menu, including hearty, American-style burritos, barbecued chicken, stuffed baked potatoes, quesadillas with chicken and guacamole, and a generous ribs plate, is of excellent quality and in hearty portions—not cheap but a good value at around US$5–9 a plate. The large thatched-roof bar and patio is on the building’s second story. This is also a good place to come for a beer or two. Locals know it as “Expatriados.”
In the same corner building (and with the same owner) as La Posada Catracha is the Italian-style Giarre (Av. San Isidro and 13 Calle, tel. 504/440-2022, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5–10 p.m. Mon.–Sat.). Diners can sit out on the sidewalk or in interior rooms with their plaster and exposed brick walls. The steaks (US$10.50) are decent though unexceptional, but the different pasta dishes (US$5–9.50) are a better value.
The Flame, at the Hotel Paraiso, has tasty Asian dishes, including Thai chicken satay with peanut sauce and Vietnamese summer rolls, with most dishes in the US$5–10 range.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition