Chucherias Hondureñas is an adorable little restaurant in the Holly Hill section of Daytona Beach, Florida, and an excellent find, as many of the restaurants in the area of national chains…
Chucherias Hondureñas is extremely small. We called and made a reservation the day before and got a table for four at 7:00 with no problem. While the restaurant is small, it has a lot of charm and feels a world away from Daytona Beach. The setting is intimate. The waitstaff was attentive. A guitarist played during our dinner. Verrrry charming! Not the chain restaurants!
The menu is small and heavily seafood based, but there were meat and vegetarian options, as well. There was a lengthy special-of-the-day menu.
In addition, the restaurant has a fancy cocktail list, which we started with. Loving the straw-wrapped detail!
Dan and I started by splitting the curry conch soup, and it was so delicious! The “serving size” is plenty to split between two people. They will even put it in two separate bowls. The soup-base was very flavorful and there was plenty of conch.
Next, we ordered the ham croquettes. Also excellent! The croquettes came with a yummy spicy mustard sauce. Call me plain, but these were my favorite!
For mains, I ordered El Cubano – or the cuban sandwich, which I had read about online. The reviews were correct – it was so, so, so good! The cuban is made with seasoned roast pork, sliced ham, swiss cheese and an amazing garlic sauce. It was also huge, and I ate almost the entire sandwich! It came with a side salad and a few fried plantains. Plenty of food. While it was not the most exciting thing on the menu, I would absolutely order this again!
Dan ordered a shrimp dish, but for the life of me, I cannot remember its name. He really enjoyed it and it was made with coconut milk. Dan’s plate was also large and he loved it!
We finished with the Crema Catalana. A delicious creme brûlée-type dish made with spanish custard, caramelized sugar and fresh fruit. This was similar to creme brûlée, but decidedly different. Much smoother and not as heavy. Dan’s aunt and I loved it!
In sum, I absolutely loved this restaurant! The food was high quality and it was nice to find a non-chain restaurant in Daytona Beach. Recommended!
The Market, 101 2nd Street, Holly Hill, FL 32117
Note – While the address states “Holly Hill,” this is right in Daytona Beach.