Conch season is September 30-July 1st,
and shrimp doesn't really have a season but very hard to get from June-August.
Very Expensive, over US$25
For online purchasing of products from Belize, such as Maralyn Gill's Rasta Pasta spices click on IslandBazaar.net, or visit the shopping area on this website.
For the views of various folks on where to eat, check out this thread on the message board.
The first restaurants listed have webpages with detailed information about them that you can click to get to.
Further below are listed other restaurants on the island and a
brief description about them...
For a great coffee shop, with johnny cakes, muffins, and cookies, see Ruby's
And don't forget about the delicious food available at the booths of the street vendors. Click here for more information on the vendors, and especially the "Sweet Treats" of San Pedro.
Lobster season (when you can eat
lobster, fresh or otherwise) starts June 15th. Prior to 2003, no lobsters at all was available in the off season. In 2003, the Belize Tourism Board,
Fisheries Department, and the Belize Hotel Association entered into a
legal Memorandum of Understanding for a pilot program offering lobster
during the closed months from February 15 to June 15. This is not
lobster caught out of season, but rather lobster caught and readied for
export. Participating hotels paid U.S. market prices plus contributed
$3 per pound for the monitoring of the agreement. We shall see how this goes.
Restaurants in San Pedro
AJI TAPAS BAR & RESTAURANT - Open daily 11am - 9pm except closed New Year's Day. Please join us, 226-4047
ANTOJITOS SANTELMO - A great little place just south of La Margarita, on the main drag, west side of the road across from the Saeed Bamboo shop. Green, screened, and very cool all day long. Great burritos, other local specialties, super reasonably priced.
THE AQUARIUM- at the Caribe Island resort, 3 mi. south of the airstrip. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Belizean and American cuisine, featuring Creole, Maya, and Spanish flavors. A family atmosphere with an underwater decor. Hours daily 6:30 am- 9 pm. Take-out. Phone 226-3233 ext 130
BAYSIDE BAR - On the water, south of
Tropic Cargo. Friday Night Movies - kids
watch while you enjoy drinks! Happy Hour:
$3.50 beer and $15 pitcher beers. Take the
stairs to our third floor Bayside Restaurant.
Enjoy the amazing view of San Pedro while
dining in style! Call for Reservations: 226-
BC's BAR- On the beach, downtown. A beachfront bar with
snacks and light lunches.
Hours: 10am- 9pm. Heavenly Sunday Barbeque 11am-3pm, chicken, ribs, fish, italian sausage, salads. Phone 226-3289.
BEAN RESTAURANT/SHADE BAR -
@Ak’bol Resort- full service- awesome bartender! Local food @ Local prices on the beach $1-$15BZ + unique specials+desserts daily. Interesting pizzas $25BZ+up. Saturday
BLACK ORCHID RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - Come visit us 2 1/2 miles South of town in an Island Setting. We offer Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Breakfast & Lunch on Sunday. Where you can enjoy our Signature Black Orchid Blended Drink and see your own Orchid grow in the glass.
BLU RESTAURANT - Experience the best of International and regional cuisine at our Blu Restaurant, where influences from the Caribbean are blended with a taste of Belize.
From exotic Belizean flavors and variety of sea food, to world class salads, soups, our own home-made pasta and off the Grill options, at Blu Restaurant we have something to please every palate.
BLUE IGUANA GRILLE-
At The Blue Iguana Grille our fresh seafood puts the finest and freshest from Belize's coastline within your culinary reach. Our epicurean obsession is our commitment to our guests and our way of island life. Fish any fresher can only be found, still in the ocean. We also have mouth-watering martini's, ice-cold Belikin draft beer and a comprehensive wine list to indulge yourself with. Reservations are not required, but recommended, for any party size. Located above Crazy Canucks Bar. Open 11am-Midnight 7 days a week. Dinners served from 4pm.
BLUE WATER GRILL - We are a family owned restaurant on the beach in downtown San Pedro. In addition to serving delicious food & refreshing drinks, we really believe that we're only as smart, healthy, & happy as our friends and neighbors in Belize. Customers & community are what drive us. See our menus for what we're serving. Don't forget Sushi Tuesday & Thursday. And please come say hello when in San Pedro. Cheers!
BLUE LOTUS - Come take a complimentary water shuttle to San Pedro's only luxury water top Indian restaurant. This is the place where luxury meets the layback way of Caribbean life with a sunset so stunning you will want to come back again and again.
CALIENTE RESTAURANT -
On the beach in downtown San Pedro. Chill on our casual beachfront deck and enjoy our classic margaritas. Or grub on our fresh guacamole, ceviche, or a tex-mex fajita platter. Or just come take pictures with our donkey and eat our free chips and salsa.
CAPRICORN RESTAURANT & BEACH BAR - is small and intimate and worth the boat, golf cart or bike ride! "Interesting" snacks and dishes are served at the friendly beach bar and restaurant. Phone 226-2809 for reservations or transportation options.
BUENA VISTA RESTAURANT - At Captain Morgan's Retreat. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials. Make your stay on the island much more memorable! Phone 226-2207.
CAYE COFFEE CAYE-OSK @ MS. SARA'S KITCHEN - Paul and Sara, the new owners/operators of the restaurant want everyone to come and enjoy Sara’s delicious cooking. Here you can also now find the new home of Caye Coffees famous roasted Caribbean Coffee. Enjoy dark roasted coffee, light roasted coffee or their special, signature, Maya Blend roast coffee or on a hot day, come try an iced Caye-puccino.
Open for Breakfast and Lunch 6am - 5pm Monday through Saturday. Dine in, on the beach or take away. Daily Lunch Specials, fresh and delicious everyday exclusively at Exotic Caye Beach Resort.
CELI'S RESTAURANT ON THE BEACH- at the San Pedro Holiday Hotel, serves Great Fajitas, salads and local dishes for lunch. Delectable Seafood Speciaties for dinner. OUTDOOR & INDOOR DINING 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Beach barbeque every Wednesday night with live music.
CELI'S DELI - at the San Pedro Holiday Hotel. Carry-out service; a variety of delicious sandwiches and local food. Fresh juices, coffee and other beverages. Open daily 6 to 6.
COCINA CARAMBA - Local Mexican-
Caribbean Cuisine. We cater to large groups! Capacity,
90 total. Opening Hours: It is just our opening hours which is from 11:00 AM thru 4:00 PM for lunch and 4:00 Pm to 10:00 PM for dinner and closed on Wednesdays. 226-
4321. Caramba!: "Is where the food
always speaks for itself!"
Choices of Fresh Lobster, Shrimp, Fish, Crab Claws, Chicken, Pork, all in a variety with delightful flavor and style.
CRAZY CANUCK'S BAR- Playador Hotel. Live music Monday and Thursday evenings - Half price rum drinks 5pm to 7pm daily and all day Monday and Friday.
DandE's FROZEN CUSTARD and SORBET-
you like ice cream, you will Love DandE's Frozen
Custard! Delicious cones, shakes, sundaes and splits.
Located on Pescador Drive next to Caramba Restaurant.
Closed Monday’s and Tuesday’s. Phone 608-9100.
EL DIVINO at Banana Beach. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m - 10 p.m. Book your party or banquet today! Phone 226-2444.
The Martini Lounge is a full service bar, with a variety of choice drinks and well as imported wines. Phone 226-3890.
EL FOGON - Dedicated to the home style cooking of Belizean Creole and Mestizo food all prepared in an open fire hearth (or ‘Fogon' in Spanish). We have recreated at an atmosphere typical of the old San Pedro Village kitchen 25 years ago with an outdoor fogon where all the food is cooked and prepared. On El Fogon's menu you can find any, if not all, of the typical home-cooked Creole and Mestizo foods that are typical to Belize, in particular San Pedro. Phone 206-2121.
EL PATIO - Right downtown, dine while you listen to our fountains in our lush tropical courtyard. Open for lunch from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm; dinner, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reasonable prices, great food, daily specials. Phone 226-3063
ELVI'S KITCHEN - serving the finest food since
1977. Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials. Caribbean
Night on Thursday. Mayan Fiesta every Friday -
come try our Maya Buffet. Open Monday - Saturday.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Dinner: 5:30
p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Call us for group reservations.
Ph 226-2404/2176 "Where something good is always
EMERALD 2 CHINESE FAST FOOD RESTAURANT- Open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5:30 - 9 p.m. Located on Coconut Drive across from Royal Palm. Phone 226-2312.
ESTEL'S DINE BY THE SEA- Open at 6am, great food, right at the waters edge of the beautiful Caribbean.
FIDO’S RESTAURANT & BAR - Fun & food on the beach. Live music nightly, island drink specials, new shot menu with over twenty selections! Beach BBQ. One pier North of Palapa Bar.
GEORGE'S COUNTRY COOKING - We Serve Breakfast until 3pm. Lunch is 12-3, open for dinner from 5:30 til 9:30 Try our Fresh Seafood and Prime Cuts of Beef. Corner of Coconut drive and Blake street.
HIDDEN TREASURE - Hidden Treasure Restaurant offers fine dining in a relaxing atmosphere of Caribbean breezes, mahogany tables and great Belizean food. Have a romantic candle lit dinner with your significant other while the soft Caribbean wind caresses or bring the entire family for a night out at one of our bigger tables. We cater to any group size and demographic and will ensure that your time at Hidden Treasure Restaurant is definitely one to remember. For Reservations,
please call 226-4111.
HOLIDAY HOTEL- Every Wednesday, live music and a fabulous Beach Barbeque 6:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Barrier Reef Dr. 226-2014.
JAMBEL JERK PIT- One of my favorite eateries on the island. Spicy and flavorful
but not too hot. Just the right kick. Fun atmosphere and service with
great reggae always playing. Go to the Jerk Pit Mon and you'll be happy. Phone 226-3303.
KAMA LOUNGE & BISTRO BAR - Whether it's Afternoons Sipping on Refreshing Cocktails Pool or Beach side, Scenic Views and Ambient Tunes, Enjoying Superb Entrees in Sophistication and Relaxation, or Dancing Nights Away to Sweet Sounds or Live Music. Enjoy our 15’x 15’ Movie Screen Under the Stars or our Uniquely Styled “Hookahs” with our 10 exotic natural fruit flavors – a Heavenly Experience. Kama Lounge & Bistro Bar is San Pedro's Newest Hot Spot! Located just 1/2 mile North of the Bridge, Kama Lounge Exudes the Epitome of First Class Dining Ambiance. Kama Inn to Kama Lounge & Bistro and Experience a Taste of Paradise...
LA POPULAR BAKERY - In Boca del Rio and downtown, these bread and pastry delights are made from the highest grade flour. Both stores offer Mexican sweet breads such as Caprichos and Ojaldras. cinnamon rolls, donuts, cakes for all occasions, pies, cheesecakes. Phone 226-3242.
LILY'S TREASURE CHEST RESTAURANT- Serving beachside breakfast, lunch & din-ner. A true island dining experience. Get fresh seafood daily! Beachside at Lily’s Hotel. 226-2650.
LOS COCOS- Go in and enjoy good Belizean home-style
cooking. The dining room is a screened in porch with a sand floor
that is attached to a modest house. The food is very good. Pork chops, Fried chicken, Rice and Beans, and more.
MANELLY'S HOME-MADE ICE CREAM- Frozen yogurt and non-fat ice cream. Located on Barrier Reef Crive, open 10-10. Phone 226-2285
MANGOES- Caribbean and Cajun food specialties. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the beach 11 am - 11 pm.
A large almond tree grows right into the thatch roof hut on
the deck. Have a Belikin and watch the
ocean. Closed Wednesdays. Barrier Reef Drive. Call 226-2859.
MAMBO RESTAURANT - Mambo Cuisine - for food lovers. Homemade pasta, shrimp paté, bruschetta, charbroiled seafood and much more! Call 220- 5010/5011.
MASTER LEE'S- across from the old post office location... in the same row of storefronts as Gecko Graphics. It's a great bargain with a
BIG chicken breast ( Mennonite
chickens weigh in at 5-7 lbs. each), and a huge serving of fries or
fried rice... all this for BZ$5
(US$2.50). Can't be beat!!! Buccaneer Street, 11am-2pm, and 5pm - 10pm. Tel. 226-3896
MICKEY'S PLACE - Open daily -
Dining Out... 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. for breakfast, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for lunch and 6 - 10 p.m. for dinner. Burritos on Wednesdays. Pescador Drive. Call 226-2223.
MOJITO BAR & TAPAS - Serving a wide
variety of Mojitos, pitchers of Sangria,
Margaritas and beer! Enjoy delicious homemade
breakfasts and snacks. Located at the
Sunbreeze Suites, on the beach across from
Belize Bank. Open daily: 7 am - 10 pm.
NAUTICA SEAFOOD GRILL & BAR - Fine dining in an intimate balcony over the water. Enjoy delicious seafood dishes and specials. Upstairs inside Fido's Courtyard. Call 226-3265. Closed Sunday & Monday.
O RESTAURANT – located 3.5 miles north of the bridge at Las Terrazas Resort. The premier dining destination in Belize offers visitors and locals an outstanding menu with Caribbean and Central American cuisine. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, diners will delight in dishes featuring the freshest ingredients with an array of flavors served in the most desirable of atmospheres; whether in the restaurant, pool side or a private beach side dinner for two (requires advance reservations). "O" Restaurant will cater to all your culinary and is your special place to escape, indulge and enjoy.
PALAPA BAR AND GRILL - The Coolest Place, North of Bridge. Drink & Dine out over the Caribbean waters with cool breezes and no mos-quitoes. Specialty is a BBQ, Slow Smoked, Pork Sandwich and Fresh Caught Fish Tacos. Open 7 days, Happy Hour Drinks from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Telephone: 226-3111.
PINOCCHIO ITALIAN RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA -We offer the ONLY firewood oven on the Island to give our pizzas that authentic, unique and delectable Italian flavor. We also offer the only open firewood grill to prepare your steaks, lobster and other dishes to that Italian trademark.
In addition, all our pastas are homemade with special Italian seasonings. 226-4447
PORTOFINO RESTAURANT AND
GREEN PARROT BEACH BAR - Meet
our boat at 6:30 p.m. at Fido’s Dock for a
complimentary ride to one of the best culinary
experiences you will have while in
paradise. For reservations, call 220-5096.
THE PIER LOUNGE- Home of the "World Famous Chicken Drop" every Wednesday. Daily happy hour 4-6. Located beachside in the Spindrift Hotel. Phone 226-2002.
PINEAPPLES at RAMON'S VILLAGE - Enjoy breakfast,
lunch and dinner in a Mayan atmosphere or
on the veranda overlooking the Caribbean
Sea. Coconut Drive. Phone 226-2071.
RAIN RESTAURANT & ROOFTOP TERRACE - New in 2014 at the Grand Caribe resort, Rain has an indoor dining space that is more formal, which, on Ambergris Caye, may just mean “no bikinis.” The rooftop terrace, meanwhile, has gorgeous views of the sea and reef, plus sunsets to the west. Chef Hugo Meyer, formerly of Aji Tapa Bar, focuses on seafood. Try the coconut shrimp and lobster ravioli, with creme brulee for dessert. 2 Miles North at Grand Caribe.
RED GINGER - Nominated as Belize's restaurant of the year, Red Ginger restaurant,
located at The Phoenix Resort, serves a unique combination of dishes
popular across the Americas and Caribbean. Offering air-conditioned and
outdoor dining options, Red Gingers features daily lunch specials, Sangria
and Tapas on Wednesdays and Sundays (with live music on Wednesdays), and
half priced wine by the bottle on Mondays. Open breakfast, lunch, and
dinner. Closed Tuesdays. www.redgingerbelize.com, 226-4623.
THE REEF RESTAURANT- Pescador Drive, town center. Local cuisine, seafood. A fisherman's restaurant, featuring the catch of the day. Casual atmosphere, hours 11:30am - 2pm, 5:30-10pm. Delivery. Phone 226-3212
RENDEZVOUS RESTAURANT AND BAR-
Unique Offerings... AND BAR - The most romantic spot in town featuring award winning chefs. Thai and French cuisine blended to make paradise taste like heaven, or so our customers say. Free Rendezvous Wine tasting from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fermented, blended and bottled here on the property. Open for lunch and dinner. Call 226-3426 for reservations and transport options.
RICO'S SURFSIDE RESTAURANT - A
truly unique dining experience on the beach
at Banyan Bay. Serving breakfast, lunch and
dinner daily. Phone 226-3739 ext. 135.
ROJO BEACH BAR -
"Tropical Lounge Cuisine",
Come drink, linger and lounge beachside under a huge thatch palapa in one of the most beautiful beachfront settings in all
of Belize - Azul Resort. Enjoy a fusion of fresh tropical delights and signature cocktails like our "Frozen Mojiotos". Up north at Azul Belize.
STELLA'S SMILE WINE BAR- Stella’s offers a unique portfolio of wines, house-made sangria, spritzers and wine-based drinks in a unique lagoon location just north of the bridge. Not the traditional “beach bar”, Stella’s serves authentic food prepared to order by local chefs in a tranquil setting with the beautiful Ambergris Caye sunset as a backdrop.
RUBY'S CAFE- Right along Front Street, Ruby's opens early for breakfast and is ready to serve you all day long.
THE TACKLE BOX- whether it's
a little break from the beach or a whole night out,
the Tackle Box is just the place. The kitchen serves
a wide array of affordable fresh comfort foods
ranging from our big Tackle Box Burgers, special
fried chicken, to some of our more local fare and
seafoods. And what a better place to enjoy our
dishes, than our back porch out over the water.
THREE AMIGOS- Visit us for the best ceviche in town. Weekend specials- Free Shooters and Jello Shots. coco Loco Special. At Martha's Hotel
VICTORIA HOUSE -Indulge yourself! International and Island-Style
cuisine at one of the Caye's most beautiful resorts. . Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Phone 226-2067 for reservations or transportation.
THE WAHOO BAR- Home of the "World Famous Chicken Drop" every Wednesday. Daily happy hour 4-6. Located beachside in the Spindrift Hotel. Phone 226-2002.
WINE DEVINE - Fine imported wines and cheeses.
Olive oils, vinegars and specialty items. Located in
the Vilma Linda Plaza on Tarpon St. Phone 226-
Groceries and provisions in San Pedro
ALEBRAN's DELIGHTS- Offers a wide variety of snacks, delicious pastries, sodas, complete catering, cakes for all occasions. Phone 226-2523.
BIG TREE PRODUCE- Fresh Local & Imported
Fruits & Vegetables. Seafood, meats, juices & milk
shakes. Pescador Dr. 226-2322.
CAYE COFFEE - Caye Coffee supplies freshly roasted coffee to San Pedro Town and communities throughout Belize.
We are the first and only coffee suppliers to set up a roasting facility designed to offer fresh roasted coffee to the people of Belize. We do serve fresh coffee and goodies baked by some of the local bakers. Our coffee is roasted on site in our Diedrich roaster and our main focus is supplying businesses, resorts and individuals with freshly roasted and ground coffee by the pound.
Come visit our coffee shop in San Pedro Town, you can have a cup of coffee and watch the whole process as we turn our green coffee beans into the magic brew you so enjoy!
CHICO'S QUALITY MEATS- "Best in Country" Grain fed Beef and Pork. Located on Pelican Street.
THE GREENHOUSE- - Fresh Produce & Seafood.
Belizean and imported speciality. Fresh
herbs, cold cuts, chilled goods plus an exciting
selection of groceries. A/C local on Barrier Reef
LAGNIAPPE PROVISIONING- Lagniappe Provisioning delivers groceries, ready-to-serve gourmet meals, fine wines, beer, liquor and more just in time for your arrival. Your one stop grocery center!
LIQUOR BOX - LIQUOR BOX- Wholesale and Retail on largest variety of local and imported liquors. Delivery available! Case of Belikin Beer, Ice Cold - only $61Bz! On Pescador Drive, open 7 Days a week Monday - Friday 9:00am to 10pm Saturday 9am - 11pm and Sunday 9am - 9pm. Please call us 226-2475 or 605-3582 or email us at email@example.com.
MATA GRANDE GROCERY - We are the only grocery store north of the cut which is not
affiliated with a resort. We strive to keep our prices low and happily
service the needs of both locals and tourists. Our online shopping
site offers a convenient way for tourists planning a trip to the
island to shop and pre-order their groceries. When they arrive to
their house or villa they find their beer is cold, their snacks are
there and they didn't have to go to 5 stores to find what they wanted!
If you are staying in a villa or house, feel free to visit the site,
we will be happy to deliver within 24 hours or less.
NANCY'S STORE- If you need it, we have it.
Groceries, produce and hard to find items. Friendly service and low prices. Conveniently located on Black Coral Street. Phone 226-3912.
RICHIE'S SUPERMARKET - Shop for less! Your Belizean Family owned supermarket with a general grocery store, stationary department and a women's boutique.. Offering a wide selection of wines, local rums, imported liquors, whiskey, beers, fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen meats, dry goods, toiletries. Free delivery within San Pedro Town. We are located at the roundabout at the entrance to the San Juan area. Our fully air conditioned facilities house name brand merchandise bought directly from wholesalers in Miami. Locally made products are also prominently displayed throughout our store. Phone 226-4192.
ROJO MARKET - The just opened Rojo Market at Azul Belize features a variety of delicious packaged goods, baked goods, fresh breads, produce, ice cream, seafood, prepared salads, deli meats, hummus/menu items, wines, etc... It is open from noon until 9:00 pm, Monday-Saturday.Everything perfect for a beach picnic, to bring on a dive tour or back to where you are staying. With items prepared fresh daily, customers can expect the same quality of the dinners served at Rojo Lounge.
THE SAUSAGE FACTORY - Largest selection of
smoked meats and sausage on the island. One mile
south of town. 226-2655.
BAR - We are a Stress Free Bar, serving our customers with the best service possible. Come and enjoy a cold cold beer with us. “Want a Drink? WAYO – NOT”