The Best Restaurants in Utila, Honduras

Bando Beach, Utila
Bando Beach, Utila | © René Mayorga / Flickr
Photo of Jack Guy
4 May 2018

Utila is a top destination in Honduras, famous for its scuba diving, snorkeling and raucous nightlife. Here are the best places to get a bite to eat.

Rio Coco Cafe

Bakery, Caribbean, $$$
Utila is an ideal place to relax | © panacheart / WikiCommons

This is the best place for coffee, and it also does great breakfasts. An interesting business model means that part of the profits goes towards financing social projects in the community, so you can sip on a great Honduran roast, safe in the knowledge that you’re giving something back to the community.

Mango Tango

Cafe, Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
Beach at Utila Island, Honduras
Beach at Utila Island, Honduras | © Micah MacAllen / Flickr

With a menu that runs from breakfast through to dinner, Mango Tango is a top choice at any time of day. It’s down near the main dock, and you’ll get a great view from the terrace. The lionfish burger comes highly recommended.

Mango Inn

Bar, Restaurant, Italian, Caribbean
Utila at dusk
Utila at dusk | © ogwen / WikiCommens

This Italian-owned spot does the best pizza on the island. It also offers an international menu packed with comfort food. Order some food here and you can use the adjoining hotel pool, too, making it a great place to relax for an afternoon if you don’t fancy the beach.


Cafe, Caribbean, $$$
Hammocks at Cross Creek, Utila
Hammocks at Cross Creek, Utila | © Jono Hey / Flickr

Keep an eye on the opening hours if you want to eat here: they only serve food from 5–9pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. If you time it right, though, you’ll be treated to the best Caribbean cuisine on Utila, with pork and seafood being the main elements on offer.


Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
Kayaking in the mangroves of Utila, Honduras
Kayaking in the mangroves of Utila, Honduras | © Nick / Flickr

If you fancy rotisserie chicken, this is the place to be. The chicken is great and comes with good sides, including rice and beans, potato salad and coleslaw. Hungover Saturdays can be remedied with one of the famous Birdhouse soups.


Cafe, Caribbean, $$$
Beach on Utila
Beach on Utila | © Rythie / WikiCommons

There are plenty of vegetarian options at this little place, which has tables on a little porch overlooking the street. The breakfasts are also good, with big portions to set you up for the day. Head out to the back porch in the morning and you might be able to spot the resident iguanas.

Che Pancho

Cafe, Caribbean, $$$
Utila at dusk
Utila at dusk | © ogwen / WikiCommons

Great pancakes, smoothies and juices mean that this garden café is great for breakfast, plus it serves sandwiches, salads and main meals for later in the day. It also boasts a library where you can swap your books for some fresh reads.

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