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“Best Meat in La Ceiba”
Review of Ponderosa

Ponderosa
Ranked #3 of 56 Restaurants in La Ceiba
Cuisines: Central American
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Great for a large group of people. Recommend the family platters where you can get a little bit of everything. The chicken in particular is very very good.

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Reviewed 7 September 2013

I have been eyeing this place for a week and finally made it there. After eating there, I find it hard to believe that there is only one review on this website other than mine. I asked my hotel if I could walk there and they suggested that I take a taxi for my safety. So the hotel called me a cab and off I went. I arrived a few minutes before actual opening time, but they sat me and served me an ice cold beer. A woman brought me out a bowl of freshly made tortillas and some refried beans dip. It is a big outdoor seating area and there is a trampoline in a grassed area for the kids. I walked around taking photos for a few minutes. There is a big screen projector set up that they must use for entertaining later and there is a small stage for live bands. After taking several photos to choose from for my review, the woman who sat me down invited me into an enclosed air conditioned trailer to get away from the flies. They were not bothering me at all, but she seemed pretty insistent that I get treated like a king. So I grabbed my beer and headed inside where there were four small tables, some chairs and one large air conditioner. I reviewed the menu and chose the four meat BBQ platter. It comes with a grilled pork chop, grilled streak, grilled chicken breast and grilled pork chorizo sausage. It also came with two types of cooked plantains, refried beans and three types of dipping salsas. I did not waste any time trying all of the meats because that is why I went there. WOW!! Honestly the best meat that I have had in Honduras in the past week and the coldest beer. This place is a hidden gem that you must try. They have free WiFi for their guests and did I mention the coldest beer around. After my meal, I struck up a conversation with the two cooks and gave them a nice tip. The woman who waited on me all night called me another cab to take me back to my hotel. As I was waiting out front, I noticed an armed guard with what appeared to be a ten or twelve gage shotgun. I asked the woman about him and she said there were a total of three armed guards around the perimeter of the restaurant. I felt safe being there before knowing that and felt really safe after hearing it. If you are in La Ceiba and are hunting for some delicious authentic Honduran food, then look no further because this is the place. I will stop in if I am ever in town again. Great job guys and gals!!

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

They have Parrilladas which you can share with the family for a very desent price and at night they have live music. Pretty entertaining.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017
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