The Honduras Famliy Restaurant of Rosa in Tela Honduras

The Honduras Famliy Restaurant of Rosa in Tela Honduras

Here is a video of explaining how I wake up, work, then around 8-9 am walk down to the small street side Baleadas Restaurant ran by Rosa and family. Many years ago in Mexico, I told a couple,
"What you will remember about travel the most is the people."
Many years later and I are still in the memory making business.

Truly, there is no good or bad location when you focus on the people, when you only search for beautiful, talk only about the attractions, the scenery, the nature --- you will never find travel contentment, and this live and resides only in the small intimate friendships found on the path. Yes, it is friendship, not everlasting, do or die friendship, it the friendship of authentic humans slowly down to share a moment in our lives together.

Tela, Honduras --- Tuesday, August 10, 2010
On the Caribbean Coast


Video of Eating Baleadas for Breakfast in Tela, Honduras

An open homemade baleada with egg, sour cream, cheese and beansBaleadas are one of Honduras's most original and popular foods. A baleada is a wheat flour tortilla, often quite thick, folded in half and filled with mashed fried beans. They originate in La Ceiba[1] This is the no-frills baleada. People may also add other ingredients. The most common types of baleadas are the baleadas sencilla (simple baleada) which has crumbled cheese and cream. The other baleada is the baleada mixta (mixed baleada) which has same as the baleada simple but with an additional scrambled eggs. Many other people add sausage, plantain, hot sauce, avocado, chicken, pork and chimol which is diced tomato, onion and bell pepper. The big Honduran towns often have more than one restaurant that sells baleadas.

Types of baleada
There are different kinds of baleada according to the ingredients chosen by the customer or the region of Honduras.

Simple baleada (refried red beans, cream/crema, cheese)
Special baleadas (refried red beans, cream/crema, cheese, scrambled eggs)
Super special baleadas (refried red beans, cream/crema, cheese, scrambled eggs, chicken, ground meat or sausage)
In the region of Olancho and Ocotepeque the special baleada is served with all of the above and carne asada (grilled meat).

There is some speculation about that "Gringas" (a flour tortilla with melted cheese) originated from baleadas.

The Bay Island of Utila, off the coast of La Ceiba, adds pickled onions and creole (criollo) cheese to the beans.

The Honduras Famliy Restaurant of Rosa in Tela Honduras