Honduran Food

The average meal in Honduras will almost always contain meat - beef, chicken or pork. Spices such as cumin curry, "allspice", and herbs such as coriander and oregano, and lime juice to give food a very rich flavor. While many people assume that all Central American food is spicy, that is not the case in Honduras. When compared to food from Mexico, it is actually very mild. As with many countries, the coastal regions have more seafood options available. Seafood may include shrimp, fresh fish, lobster, or the incredibly-commonplace conch. Another common ingredient in the dishes is corn, or maize. Many Hondurans consider it very insulting if a tall stack of tortillas does not accompany a table of food.


Tortillas are made from the dough of ground corn. The dough is mixed with water that is eventually rolled into small balls and flattened into circles that are 6-inches wide, and varying thicknesses, depending on what region of the country you are in. once cooked, the tortillas will be wrapped in cloth to be kept warm, much like baskets of bread in America. Amigos produces its own tortillas from the corn it grows at its farm, and tries to produce as much of its own fruits and vegetables as it can.

Another popular dish is the tamale, which is a brick-shaped lump of cooked spiced cornmeal, with a filling made up of several foodstuffs, including meat (beef, pork or chicken), potatoes, olives, capers, raisings, rice and many others. It is one of the most authentic Latin American dishes, and is served in almost every Latin American country, with different variations of the recipe and fillings.

The Honduran national dish is called "Plato típico" (literally, "typical dish") and typically contains the following: beef, marinated, diced, and barbecued on a skewer; pork sausage (similar in taste and appearance to Spanish chorizo); pork crackling; refried red kidney beans; white cheese (similar to Greek Feta cheese); fried plantain slices; rice; salad; sour cream and cheese.