Wine Bar in Copan Ruinas

wine bar in Copan Ruinas
The new Copan Ruinas wine bar is at Cafe San Rafael

Is there a wine bar in Copan Ruinas? Up until recently, I would have said that was wishful thinking. But after my recent trip to Copan Ruinas, I had a pleasant surprise when I came to visit the new Café San Rafael. In addition to the outstanding coffee and awesome artisan cheeses that you can find there, I found that they are also a wine bar in Copan Ruinas!


And a chic wine bar that is! A nice extensive wine list includes red and white wines from around the world. As a rule, in Honduras you find wines from Argentina and Chile. Seldom do you find Spanish, French, Italian or USA wines. So, you can imagine my surprise when I found that they have a selection that includes wines from all of the above-mentioned countries of origin!

Best of all, the selection has reasonable prices and the setting is ideal to relax and enjoy a good glass of wine. And there are few better things to accompany a glass of wine that some good gourmet cheeses. For a moment, I thought I was in heaven! Fortunately, the earthly flavor of wine and cheese brought me back to reality. Not sure they have wine and cheese in heaven… but I truly hope they do! I might add that Carlos Guerra, the manager at Cafe San Rafael just one the Honduras National Barista Contest 2019 edition. Enjoy a cup of gourmet coffee prepared by his staff right here!

wine bar in Copan Ruinas
Best view in town from the rooftop terrace at San Rafael

The Café San Rafael wine bar and bistro is open daily from 8 am till 9 pm. You can choose between the indoors air-conditioned lounge or the outdoor garden setting. Both are ideal to enjoy in the company of friends and family. The upstairs has a nice private area that is the perfect venue for a private reunion. Again, you can choose between the air-conditioned second floor or the roof top terrace that offers a great view of Copan Ruinas. This is probably the best spot in town to see the splendid colors of a sunset in western Honduras. And there is no better company for this than a good bottle of wine. So now you know! If you are looking for a wine bar in Copan Ruinas, head out to the Café San Rafael Bistro. You will be happy that you did!