Travelers will be pleased to hear that they can feed themselves on some excellent food in Utila , and for reasonable prices, due to the high competition and also large number of creative cooks, both islander and expat. You’ll find everything from tasty baleada snacks to great pizza and fried chicken to superlative seafood prepared in all sorts of inventive ways, generally in large, diver-friendly portions.
Restaurants in Utila are all fairly casual, in keeping with the diver/backpacker clientele, and don’t take reservations. You may also find yourself spending a lot of time at restaurants, because service on the island tends to be rather relaxed. Those in a hurry might consider buying ready-made sandwiches and snacks at the several bakeries  in town, or going to Mermaid’s buffet .