Eating out in Roatan
Roatan Backpackers' Hostel has a communal kitchen that guests can use to prepare their own meals. There are several convenience stores just a couple minutes walk away, and two major grocery stores in Coxen Hole, about a 10 minute taxi ride away. Fresh made tortillas? No problem, we have someone that can prepare an order for you. If you're feeling too lazy to cook, there's several options for eating out as well. If you're feeling adventurous, ask us about local dishes such as land crabs or tapado :)
Golosinas de Josue
Conveniently located about a 1 minute walk from the hostel, at the turnoff to our side street, just next to Roland Hardware, Golosinas de Josue is a cute little eatery with open air seating under a thatched covering. The menu is typical Honduran fare, such as pastelitos and baleadas, as well as more substantial plates such as fried chicken, fish, and daily specials, with prices ranging from 10- 80 lemp ($0.50- $4.00). They also have very cheap pricing on local beer. Open 7 days a week, from 5am until 10pm.
Restaurante El Paso
One of the favourite spots for hostel guests is El Paso (no, it's not tex-mex), which is located about a 5 minute walk away. Take the cut through next to Sonrise Calvary Chapel, turn right on the beach road, and walk along the beach road until you see the outcropping of rocks, just before the schoolhouse. El Paso is famous for it's enormous baleadas, but has other dishes to choose as well. Go upstairs to their upper patio for a beautiful view of the sunset. And tell Nestor we say hello :)
Other Sandy Bay options
Head left on the main road for about 15 minutes, and you'll see 4 restaurant choices on the other side of the road. Marilyn's has great local cooking, Blue Bahia is known for their smoked meat, Tranquil Seas has live music and tapas on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Bella Napoli has wonderful pizza cooked in a brick oven. Or head right along the main road, and about a 10 minute walk from the hostel, you'll pass Tako, a Japanese restaurant located on the upper level of Coral Stone. Keep walking another 10-15 minutes, and you'll come across Hungry Kiwi at Lawson Rock.
West End Dining
If you're over in West End and want a bite to eat, there are tons of options available. Top picks would be Lighthouse, out on the water (great food, slow service, so get there before you're hungry), Cannibal Cafe, which has a great selection of vegetarian options too, like burritos and quesadillas and Rotisserie Chicken. At the far south end of West End, the Barefoot Bar has BBQ and live music on Sunday nights. Sundowners also has a few dinner options available, if you've stopped there for happy hour and are having too much fun to leave.
West Bay eateries
West Bay is a bit pricey for eating out, but there are some yummy options if you're spending the day on the beach. Celeste's, which is located just next to the main road in West Bay, offers great food. Just across the road in the West Bay Mall, the Hungry Monkey has subs and pizzas, as well as soft serve ice cream. If you'd prefer to find a place right along the beach, Thirsty Turtle at Bananarama is a fun place to hang out, and has food and drink specials on Sunday, as well as live music, crab races and firedancers. Just past West Bay (walk along the road heading south, past Infinity Bay, up the hill and turn to the right), you'll find Smugglers Beach Bar, which has delicious natchos and quesadillas, and has their own little beach area with kayaks, lounge chairs, and beach games.