I am always in search of a good wine bar. So, during my recent trip to the capital city, I just had to make a stop at Vinalia the best wine bar in Tegucigalpa. Vinalia is within the Los Proceres Commercial area in Tegucigalpa. This is a chic address where many restaurants, bars offices and even the Hyatt House Tegucigalpa is in. As a matter of fact, this wine bar is on the ground floor of the building that houses the Hyatt Place.
Vinalia is open daily from noon till 2:00 AM and offers a nice bistro menu. Menu includes a variety of appetizers featuring Honduran cheeses, some great soups and some delicious entrees. There are also some great desserts and of course, some outstanding Honduras coffee.
The bar is one of the top bars in town, featuring just about anything. There is an ample selection of imported beers to choose from. In addition, they offer what is probably the most complete wine list in Honduras! You can find Spanish wines from Rioja and Rivera del Duero to choose from. There is also a nice selection of Italian and French wines. And of course, there is an extensive list of wines from Chile and Argentina.
I ordered some good Chilean wine and a cheese and meat board to go with it. As you can imagine, I was in wine and cheese heaven for a good couple of hours in Tegucigalpa while I met with one of my best friends in Honduras and discussed the future of tourism in the country. After the wine, I was happy to find that it is easy to get a Taxi at the Hyatt Place. Getting back to my base at the Portal del Angel Boutique Hotel in Tegucigalpa was a breeze!
I must say that Tegucigalpa has developed a whole lot since I first visited it 25 years ago. It has become much more sophisticated, yet the downtown retains its colonial charm. I hope that next time I visit the city I have more time to enjoy its surroundings.
On Another Note:
Tomorrow I will be on my way to Copan Ruinas. Without doubt, this is my favorite town in Honduras. I know they are building a new road between La Entrada de Copan and Copan Ruinas. Sure hope that there are not many roadblocks because of construction. I am really looking forward to seeing the advances and visiting the site of the upcoming Marina Copan Convention Center. Of course, I will take and advantage and visit the New Café San Rafael in town. I am really looking forward to buying some of their artisan cheese selections to bring home and enjoy with some good wine.
Promise to be back on line early next week to report on the new highway, convention center and anything additional that I find! See you soon!