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#151068 - 04/04/03 02:25 PM reluctant
lcoler Offline
I guess I'm reluctant to tell everywhere I ate on this trip. We were new and probably didn't pick the right "cheap places." IN one week it's hard to figure it all out. I just wanted to let other new visitors know that the cost of food may be a surprise issue as it was for us. A bag of chips was $7.00 in the store.(American)OUch

#151069 - 04/04/03 02:31 PM Re: reluctant
Marie Offline
Not to worry. Any first trip is the most confusing. You'll do fine next time.

#151070 - 04/04/03 02:51 PM Re: reluctant
Chloe Offline
We found food in restaurants to be most reasonably priced, quanity and quality was great. Lower priced than here in south Texas.

Snack foods of american kind, were pricey in the grocery stores. Therefore the best plan for food is in restaurants, or street vendors in San Pedro IMHO.
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#151071 - 04/04/03 11:42 PM Re: reluctant
Marie Offline
Hi! I believe I responded to this on your other site. But, it doesn't hurt to do it again for other people who may see this and use it. Belize can be cheap or expensive. There are hotels from $30 or $40 to $400 a night. There is food from a couple bucks to a good $80 or more per dinner. I wouldn't even be surprised to know of a $100 meal in some places. But, there are many inexpensive places to go to. I'm very fond of Ambergris Delights. They have always excellent fried fish. The chicken is good, but remind them not to over-cook it. For whatever reason, they sure tend to do that. There is a strip by the big pier across from Jambel Jerk where there is the Belizean version of "fast food". I hear, but have never gone there, that the one that borders on Front Street has awesome beef tacos. Get liquados anywhere at shops along Front Street. They are fruit blended drinks, non-alcoholic, but you can get them alcoholic, too. Ohh, so good. The palapa at Paradise Resort has wonderful ceviche and meat pies. Call ahead to see when the meat pies are available. The ceviche is pretty much always there. Celi's Deli has these odd tamales, the whole piece of chicken is in it, bone, skin and all, all red with ricardo, and so good. They also have other good things at fair prices. Celi's restauraunt has escabeche on, as I recall, Sunday. Try it, not too expensive, and very Belizean, but more upscale. Ruby's has a good, inexpensive breakfast. Mickey's has a great Mexican plate that will easily serve two, unless you really like to chow down. I've heard Papi's is great, but didn't get there this year to try it. My favorite...Jambel Jerk, but a little more expensive, but excellent value for the price. Tell them how spicy you like it, as they tend to moderate the spices unless they know you want the kick. His coconut curry is a knockout! Next trip.....Bon Appetite!

#151072 - 04/04/03 11:44 PM Re: reluctant
Marie Offline
Oops! Forgot good old Sweet Basil when you get sick of fish. Also, Wine De Vine where you can pick up some knock out cheeses and pate for that impromtu picnic on the beach!

#151073 - 04/05/03 12:08 AM Re: reluctant
rickcheri Offline
Yeah-our first trip was kinda like that....ya just gotta "know" where to get a "bag of chips"....stores in Boca Del Rio are cheaper. But we loved it so much, we've been back 11 times!! Things get "easier"....LOL.....C wink


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