Tacos are not a Honduran specialty per se, but I found a quiet taqueria in San Pedro Sula and enjoyed a pricey but satisfying taco dinner.
Best Tacos In San Pedro Sula
My understanding of Honduran cuisine is that deep-fried, rolled tacos (what Americans generally call taquitos) are more common than the soft tacos that are more closely associated with Mexico.
But after a day of exploring, I found a restaurant specializing in tacos and set out—by foot—for a late dinner.
Urbano’s Taco Bar
7 calle 19 ave. Col. Rio de Piedras
San Pedro Sula, 21102, Honduras
The restaurant was empty when I arrived…generally not a good sign. But I had reviewed the menu online already and sat down, practicing in Spanish how I would order.
First, I ordered a bottle of water and two chicken tacos with avocado on top.
It took about 15 minutes for the tacos to appear, and I was dismayed to find that the chicken was fried instead of grilled. My bad for not specifying…but I ate it anyway. The tacos were on the small side and after the two tacos and a side of beans, I was still hungry.
This time, I ordered three beef tacos, which were served with lettuce and cheese on time. Why not just onions and cilantro? Was there a word I was missing?
The tacos nevertheless hit the spot, but the bill was 566.30 Honduran Lempira or nearly 23USD…quite a bit, which is US-style pricing and probably explains why the restaurant was empty.
And although the tacos were great…any number of street vendors in Mexico (or indeed, in Los Angeles) generally offers far more delicious tacos for cheaper prices.
I found a decent taqueria in San Pedro Sula, but tacos are not a national dish and you should be warned that they are expensive. Nor should you expect anything as authentic as in Mexico. Even so, I walked away quite satisfied.