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Ambergris Caye has Belize's widest selection of restaurants, bars, and lounges of interest to visitors. These range from inexpensive local spots and pizza joints to a few that are rated among the finest in the world. The emphasis is on seafood, of course, but many restaurants also serve chicken and pork. Lobster is usually the most-expensive item on the menu (in-season mid-July to mid-February), at around US$20. Pasta and Mexican-style dishes also are popular. After all that pricey seafood, an honest plate of Belizean beans and rice will taste real good. Dress is very casual, even at the spiffy places.


Conch season is September 30-July 1st, and shrimp doesn't really have a season but very hard to get from June-August.


Price ranges shown are for typical meals for one (usually dinner), not including tip, tax or alcoholic drinks. VAT of 15% may be charged at some restaurants, mainly higher volume places:

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This month's featured Lounge:
Kama Lounge & Bistro Bar


Inexpensive, under US$5
  • Moderate, US$6-$15
  • Expensive, US$16-25
  • 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.



    Le Bistro at Portofino
    Rojo Beach Bar
    Celi's Restaurant
    & Celi's Deli
    Capricorn Restaurant & Beach Bar
     
    El Fogon
    Mata Grande Grocery
    Red Ginger
    El Divino
     
    Pineapples at Ramon's Village
    Crazy Canuck's Bar
    Mambo Restaurant
    Lily's Treasure Chest Restaurant
     
    Lagniappe Provisioning
    Rico's Surfside Restaurant
    Estel's Dine by the Sea
    Blue Iguana Grille
     
    Elvi's Kitchen
    Buena Vista
    Restaurant
    Cocina Caramba
    DandE's Frozen Custard
    & Sorbet
     
    Ruby's Cafe
    Rendezvous Restaurant and Winery
    Kama Lounge and Bistro Bar
    Hidden Treasure Restaurant
     
    Blue Water Grill
    Caliente
    O Restaurant
    Black Orchid Restaurant & Lounge
     

    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- 2147.


    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.


    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- If 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 cooking!"


    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. Phone 226-2222.


    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.


    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.


    RUBY'S CAFE- Right along Front Street, Ruby's opens early for breakfast and is ready to serve you all day long.


    SUNSET GRILL- Offering local and international cuisine. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Located on the lagoon side. 226-2600. Come by at sunset and help us feed the tarpons!


    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- 3430.




    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! 226-3568.


    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 Dr. 226-2084.


    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 liquor.box2008@gmail.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.


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