With so much to experience, few folks get far enough from the main drag to find the town's almost-secret spots where dining is an adventure in fresh, from-scratch and fabulous flavors.
So I'm sharing one of my favorites from a recent trip--a newly-opened back-street cafe called Honduras Food, serving (you guessed it) home-style Honduran specialties.
The setting is modest but Mama cooks and serves a menu of simple delicious dishes like these Tacos de Pollo Hondureῆos:
Crisp-fried taquitos of house-made corn tortillas wrapped around toothsome chicken (rich chicken taste plus subtle flavors of herbs, garlic and onions). Notice the fresh cabbage-slaw topping, light sprinkle of white cheese and side of house-pickled onions? When was the last time you saw that much love in a $6.99 lunch?
I can't even describe how good the soups were except to say you'll want to lick the bowl.
The next time you're down in Galveston, stop by Honduras Food and discover it for yourself.
1110 - 23rd Street, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 539-5020, Cash only
Open 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday,
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday.