Beans and rice are eaten with most meals. Corn is an important ingredient in many foods. Typical dishes include tortillas, enchiladas, nacatamales (meat and vegetables, with spices), mondongo (tripe and beef knuckles), and baho (meat, vegetables, and plantain).
Eating is complemented with pleasant conversation. Both hands (not elbows) should remain on or above the table at all times. The main meal is eaten at midday.