Metairie Honduran restaurant Los Catrachos (3020 David Drive, Metairie, 504-456-4101) will open a second restaurant in early January in the former Pizzicare space at 3001 Tulane Ave.
Owner Christian Castro, who hails from San Pedro Sula, with his wife Tania opened the Metairie location in 2006, serving casual Honduran fare out of tiny strip mall space. Diners at the Tulane Avenue location can expect a similar menu heavy on Honduran and Caribbean food, Castro says. The restaurant will serve baleadas — thick flour tortillas stuffed with eggs, avocado and grilled meat — Honduran tacos and fajitas, beef soup, fried conch served in coconut milk, chicken wings and quesadillas. On the weekends, sopa de caracol and sopa de mondogo — conch and tripe soup, respectively — will be offered as specials. Nonalcoholic drinks include Honduran juices, such as passion fruit, tamarind, cashew and watermelon. Licuados — creamy Honduran milkshakes — also will be offered.
Castro says he hopes to open the first week of January. Los Catrachos will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. —