There are any number of Chinese restaurants in Tegucigalpa , testifying to the city’s sizable Chinese population. Most are known for low prices and large portions. One decent joint downtown is Restaurante Nan King (Av. Juan Gutemberg, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. daily), on the ground floor of the hotel of the same name, offering a monster chop suey and other dishes in a spacious dining room. Prices for most plates are US$4–10, and burgers are available for US$2.25.
More upscale, and easily spotted with the bright-orange plastic palm trees out front, is Gran Lin Fa (tel. 504/232-2271), in the Colonia Palmira at the corner of Calle Palmira, with a large selection of Chinese specialties (all large portions on large plates) at US$6–10 per entrée.
Harder to find but for many the best in town is Mongolia (tel. 504/232-6907), tucked away behind the Church’s Chicken on Juan Pablo II.