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“Wish I had discovered this place sooner!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Buena Vida

The Buena Vida
West End Road, West End, Honduras
+(504)9735 4578
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Ranked #7 of 43 Restaurants in West End
Cuisines: American, Tapas
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Kansas City, MO
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Wish I had discovered this place sooner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Get the fish tacos, they are divine, seriously. Hands down, the best tacos and one of the top 3 meals I had on my week long visit. I'm really upset I didn't discover this place sooner. It had a nice breeze blowing through which was a great relief from the horrible heat. Someone had suggested this restaurant to me but due to lack of signage I didn't see it until my last day on the island, total bummer because I would have come back to try other things. The owners and other staff are super friendly. If you want to visit, it's across the street from the Blue Marlin.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great place for breakfast, lunch and apres dive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Buena Vida is a great place to go to eat, hang out and have a cocktail at night. The owner Joe is a friendly and accommodating guy and his staff is great. One thing I would suggest though, is to not order the open face carne asada, as with most beef cooked on the island, it is tough and not pleasant to eat. Otherwise, the food was great and we ate there a LOT during the month that we were there.

Visited March 2013
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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269 reviews 269 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Good place, friendly owner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Laid back, good service, creative food and drink at a reasonable price. Nothing fancy at all, but you wouldn't walk in expecting that.

Visited March 2013
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Westbay ,Roatan
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95 reviews 95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“I have enjoyed every meal here so far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The menu is very good and prices are reasonable. The owner Joe, is so nice and helpful and always has a smile on his face. I adore the hamburger here as it tastes like meatloaf. The other sandwiches and wraps are splendid as well. It is always filled with Ex-pats whicn is a very good sign for a successful business.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West End, Roatan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place for drinking and eating!! Wonderful owners make this a for sure stop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Joe and Wendy make this place one of my favorite locations in West End!! Be sure to stop in and try the small plates and drinks! Monday night is a ton fun with music trivia!

Visited April 2013
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