A new taste of culture has come to the Carrollton area. Look no further than A Lo Catracho. A Lo Catracho means “To The Honduran.” The restaurant features a variety of Honduran cuisines and treats. It is certainly something exciting and new to the Carrollton area that students and faculty will not want to miss out on. A Lo Catracho is located just behind campus on Brumbelow Rd. behind Carrollton Walk Apartments, replacing Cathy’s Asian Fusion.
When walking in, customers are immediately greeted by many friendly faces. Customers walk up to the counters where there are menus in Spanish and English for convenience. Behind the counter there are pastries and sodas both from the U.S. and Honduras. Customers are able to order at the counter or call ahead and place an order. I would definitely recommend calling because I had a friend who called ahead and got his food in no time. I, however, had to wait a little longer for my food. After ordering customers can sit at a variety of tables or get their food to go.
I ordered the Pupusas Chicharrón. Pupusas is a thick griddle cake from Honduras and El Salvador. The best way I can describe it is similar to a tortilla. Chicharrón is fried pork, this one containing melted cheese. The Pupusas Chicharrón was served with onions, peppers and salsa on the side. There are three Pupusas Chicharróns in one serving and the total price of the meal came out to be $11.
In general, the food was certainly an acquired taste. It is not for everyone, but I definitely enjoyed my meal. Everything was fresh and cooked evenly. The Pupusas was toasty and warm. It had a nice crunch and taste. The Chicharrón was flavorful and a little spicy. It was cooked nicely and was an excellent main feature to the dish.
Everything else that came with the Pupusas Chicharrón was a simple but nice addition that really tied everything together. Each ingredient worked in harmony to create a magnificent dish. All the flavors gave both a spicy and sweet taste. Eating it was so satisfying because it was like something familiar, but was exciting, new and different.
Overall, A Lo Catracho has new flavors that I enjoyed trying. I love being able to sample a variety of cuisines.
The price is not too bad for what you can get. The service is good and the workers are very friendly. I highly recommend giving Honduras cuisine a taste. Even if you do not like it, you can say you tried it. I also suggest bringing someone with you so you can have more flavors to experience. I give A Lo Catracho an 8.5/10, only because of the acquired taste, still I will definitely be coming back for more.