Throughout the World, there are many Mexican food restaurants. Well, let me phrase that again, there are many restaurants that claim they serve Mexican food. The truth is that few serve authentic Mexican food. Take this from a Mexican, who has been disappointed many a time by pseudo Mexican food. So if you would like to know where the best Mexican Food in San Pedro Sula is, I am happy to provide the answer.
Find The Best Mexican Food in San Pedro Sula at “Donde Ofelia”
Yes you can find great Mexican Food in San Pedro Sula. There is a family run restaurant that has been around for over two decades. It started as a hobby by a lovely Mexican lady who lived in San Pedro Sula. Her name was Ofelia Ruelas. Ofelia was from the Mexican State of Guerrero, and her Honduran husband loved Guerrero style pozole. So Ofelia would cook pozole often for her family, and soon, friends would stop by to eat some pozole. Before she knew it, there were many people who wanted to taste her by now famous food. She started a little weekend business in her garage. Before she knew it, she had to expand the days she was open for business.
Her home became a must go to place for Mexicans living in San Pedro Sula. Many took their friends there, and soon, the restaurant was popular. Since it was in Ofelia’s home, it is known as “Donde Ofelia”. Ofelia lost a battle with cancer, and passed away several years ago. Her son, “Juan Jose Junior” kept the business running. This week, while in San Pedro Sula, I went to have dinner at Donde Ofelia. Although they have several items on the menu, I crave Ofelia’s Pozole soup. I am happy to report that Junior has been loyal to his mom’s recipe, and it is just as good as always.
For those of you who are curious about what pozole is, I will allow myself to tell you a bit about it. It is a Mexican hominy soup, the main ingredients are pork and of course, corn. This soup that takes hours to cook. The corn must cook until it pops, creating a thick heavy soup. Needless to say, there are many different herbs that go into this slow cooked soup.
When they serve you the soup, there are many extra goodies provided so that you can give it your own personal touch. These add on ingredients include diced onion, avocado, powdered oregano and chile. Diced jalapeno peppers, tortilla chips and chicharron (fried pork skins) finish the list. You can also add a bit of lemon. The result is a delicious, nourishing soup. The soup can be as spicy or bland and you like.
A great tortilla soup is also on the Menu at “Donde Ofelia”. These two are the best authentic Mexican soups to in San Pedro Sula. For that matter, they are the best you will find in Honduras! The Menu includes a variety of tacos, as well as a Mexican “Tampiquena” style plate. If you want to finish off your meal with something sweet, try the outstanding Flan or Chongos Zamoranos. This is the only place in Honduras where you will find them!
Trust me on this one, if you want the best Mexican food in San Pedro Sula, go to Donde Ofelia. They are open Tuesday to Sunday from noon till 11:00 p.m. Food is great, prices are more than reasonable and the atmosphere is homey. Donde Ofelia is several blocks up the 10th Street, above the Hilton Princess Hotel, on the corner of 25th Avenue. Don’t expect a sign, just look out for the cars parked on the street.
I hope you enjoy the best Mexican food in San Pedro Sula at Donde Ofelia. An authentic little corner of Mexican food in Honduras.