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, 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 town, 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.
AVERAGE JOE'S - World famous wings with 26 different flavors to choose from! Fully stocked bar and cold beer. Join our karaoke party Sundays 8 PM. Free pool table. Open four to midnight. Closed Mondays. Located next to South gas station. 601–2969.
BELIZE CHOCOLATE COMPANY - The first ever chocolate boutique in Belize, makes bean to bar chocolate on Ambergris Caye, together with delicious truffles, tasty hot and cold chocolate drinks and unique chocolate gifts. Located on front Street. Call 226-3015.
BLACK ORCHID RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - Come visit us; just a quick golf cart ride 2 1/2 miles south of town after the Crocodile Pond Lagoon and well before the Marco Gonzalez Maya site. Open Tuesday through Saturday; Happy Hour; 3 PM to 5 PM, dinner; 5:30 to 9 PM. Reservations recommended. 206-2441. We hope you'll enjoy some of our popular menu items such as; Orange Rum Crusted Grouper, Parmesan Fried Calamari, Handmade Pasta Dishes and Naturally Raised Mennonite Pork & Beef presentations. We look forward to serving you.
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!
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.
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. At Spindrift Hotel on the beach.
CARIBBEAN SPICE BELIZE - Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free! We are in Belize City at San Pedro Belize Express. There we also carry all natural bath and body products from all around Belize. We have over 30 free tasting available every day.
In San Pedro, Green House carries everything we make, and Lara at 12 Belize carries some products as well.
CASA PICASSO RESTAURANT - Tapas dining in an artful setting. Global flavors from local ingredients. Martinis, wines, cocktails. Vegetarian and gluten – free options. Open Tuesday – Saturday at 5:30 PM. Last reservations 9 PM. 226-4443 or reservations@CasaPicassoBelize.com. Located south of town past Caribena gas station and Belikin distributor. Check out our specials and weekly "Tasting Thursday "menu at Facebook.
CAPRICE- Across the street from the San Pedro Holiday Hotel. Caprice is on the beach side of the hotel. It combines dining indoors with the outdoors.
You can sample their excellent menu inside, or choose to dine in a screened porch, right on the sand. There you can watch the waves, water and people while you enjoy the best food on the island.
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.
COCO LOCO'S BEACH BAR - First beach bar north of bridge. Swim up bar. Monday 4 PM cribbage tournament and barbecue. Trivia Tuesday 7 PM. Daily Happy Hour 4 to 6. Bocce ball, Giant Jenga. Pizza and pulled pork sandwiches. Open every day 12 noon to 10 PM.
THE COCONUT CAFE - Life's better when it's made from scratch! The Coconut Cafe offers breakfast all day, as well as pizzas, paninis and burritos/wraps. We make all of our own breads, pies and cinnamon rolls from scratch. Open daily from 7-3, closed Wednesdays. Located just south of town, on Coconut Drive, across from Road Kill Bar. 226-4311.
CRAZY CANUCKS BEACH BAR - Beach bar located at Exotic Caye Beach Resort. Open daily 11 AM to midnight. Bar food and daily drink specials. Monday's: Live reggae at 8 PM. Tuesdays: Live music and hermit crab racing at 6:30 PM. Thursdays: Paint and splash at 2 PM. Fridays: Trivia at 7 PM Karaoke at 8:30 PM. Sundays: Live music/Horseshoes at 3 PM. Phone: 670-8001.
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.
THE DIVE BAR - Snorkel and dive with us at Seastar Belize and then unwind over great drinks, great food and a great time at the dive bar. Enjoy beachfront views and complementary water toys, just one half-mile north of the bridge. 226-3365/625-3364.
EL DIVINO CARIBBEAN STEAKHOUSE AND MARTINI BAR Banana Beach's signature restaurant featuring indoor and outdoor dining and sports lounge. Large selection of cocktails and wines. Serving USDA meats, woodfired pizza, fresh seafood, pastas and more. Locals love our ceviche! Daily dinner and drink specials, Happy Hour from 3 to 7 PM. 226-2444.
FELIZ BAR AND GRILL - THE sports bar across the bridge, with four 43 inch flatscreen TVs, delicious thin crust pizza, wings and burgers. Play cornhole, catch the game, and try our Wednesday dart challenge! 1 PM to 11 PM, closed on Tuesdays, at The Cloisters.
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. Featuring dishes that represent the diversity of our Belizean culture. Lunch menu and daily dinner specials. Open Monday through Saturday 11 AM to 9 PM. 206-2121. 610-1277. Near the airport.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
ESTEL'S DINE BY THE SEA- Open at 6am, great food, right at the waters edge of the beautiful Caribbean.
FIDO’S COURTYARD & PIER - Fun every day, starting with breakfast and a fabulous view under the islands largest palapa. Enjoy refreshing cocktails, lunches and dinners, with a side of live music. Island life doesn't get any better than this! Located in the heart of town on Barrier Reef Drive.
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. Serving dinner only from 5 PM to 9 PM. Closed on Tuesdays, located in the Escalante neighborhood. Live music on Thursdays! Free shuttle service to customers in town. For Reservations,
please call 226-4111/4236.
HURRICANE CEVICHE BAR AND GRILL - The ceviche house! Fine outdoor dining and delicious tropical drinks. Full lunch and dinner menu, seafood specials and pastas. Restaurant open 10 AM to 9:30 PM. Bar open until 10 PM Monday to Saturday, closed on Sundays. We also run Tanisha Eco-Tours - and the best Lamanai tour in Belize! Call 226-2314.
ISLAND TIME BEACH BAR - Southeastern corner of Royal Caribbean Resort; offers a fun time to all. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local and international cuisine. Hours Monday through Sunday 7 AM to 9 PM. Visa, MasterCard and cash accepted. Parking provided. 629-2551.
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.
JOHN'S ESCAPE! - Run away and get served lunch and dinner daily. Pizza's, nachos, burgers, quesadillas, burritos, fajitas, ceviche, chicken wings (to die for!) and much more!! Happy Hour 2 PM to 5 PM; closed on Tuesday.
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.
LOLA"S PUB - The best stocked bar on the island! Martinis, Single Malt, Bourbon, Many Beer Shots, Tequila Shot Chillers. Karaoke free zone! Across from Belize Bank on Front Street. 206-2120.
LUNA LOCA - Coolest place to party on the beach in San Pedro. Drink, dance, party, get Loca! Serving a wide variety of tropical cocktails. Saturday night: Free To Be at Luna Loca. Monday and Tuesday 11 AM till 12 AM, Thursday through Sunday 11 AM to 12 AM. 637-2412.
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 - Enjoy a unique dining experience at this award-winning restaurant at Matachica Resort. Romantic atmosphere with island ambiance, offering locally inspired flavors and meals that will excite even the most seasoned palate. Complementary transportation with reservations. Call 226-5010/226-5011.
MARBUCK'S COFFEE HOUSE - Specialty coffee drinks – both hot and cold; fresh fruit smoothies and baked goods. Join us for Thursday Wine Fun, 4 PM to 7 PM and our delicious Sunday Brunch (with mimosas!). Located just off the main road across from the Palapa Bar.
MOHO CHOCOLATE COMPANY - From bean to bar: handmade chocolate with Organic Maya Cacao. Milk and dark chocolate, truffles, skin care products and souvenirs. Black Coral Drive. 625-1980.
THE NOOK - A restaurant and cocktail barbecue, offering fun fusion cocktails and tasty nibbles and main dishes. Happy Hour and a half from 5 PM to 6:30 PM at the funky and relaxed lounge on the beach, by Coastal Xpress.
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. . Casual chic, or dine alfresco next to the infinity pool. 226-4249.
PALAPA BAR AND GRILL - On the Wet Willy's dock. Daily 11 AM to 11 PM. Relax on the inner tubes and have your bucket of ice cold beers lowered to you. Outdoor seating, awesome smoked food, cheeseburgers, seafood and tropical drinks and an astonishing view!
THE PALMILLA RESTAURANT - Indulge yourself! A casual experience with a unique mix of island seafood and continental cuisine. Relaxed and informal yet romantic. Admiral Nelson Bar is the place to be casual and relax in your swimsuit, enjoying breakfast, lunch and dinner with magnificent views. Reservations recommended. 226-2067. Phone 226-2067 for reservations or transportation.
PIRATE'S TREASURE - A unique dining experience with their Chef's Table. Watch as Chef Mar prepares a fresh three course Belizean meal over a coconut husk fire while you enjoy refreshing cocktails and island vibes. Regular menu always available without reservations. Noon to 11 PM. 668-2156.
PORTOFINO RESTAURANT AND
GREEN PARROT BEACH BAR - Enjoy our Euro-Caribbean inspired menu and spectacular Caribbean views. Also offering a full vegetarian menu. For reservations and free transportation, please call 226-5096 or 678-5096.
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 - 2 miles north at Grand Caribe. World cuisine, two dining atmospheres: 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. Serving from 7 AM to late! Happy Hour: 1 to 3 PM, Monday through Sunday. 226-4000.
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.
THE SAN PEDRO LIONS CLUB - Join us on Fridays for fun bingo at 7 PM and delicious chicken barbecue starting at noon. All proceeds go back to assisting the community in times of need.
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.
SOUL KITCHEN -
@Ak’bol Resort. We serve breakfast all day from 7:00 a.m. to7:30 p.m. All breakfast dishes are under $10. U.S., with the exception of our Chorizo platters, at $11.00 U.S.
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.
THE TRUCK STOP - Belize's first shipping container food park. Come try the different exciting options from our food trucks, play backyard games, or cool off with a sundae from our ice cream shop. Pig roast and cornhole tournament every Sunday! Farmer's Market occasionally.
WAHOO'S LOUNGE- We are home to the world famous chicken drop! Thursday nights starting at 6 PM. Drink specials, games and an amazing view of the reef. Located on the beach at the Spindrift Hotel. 226-2002.
WANT RUM? GOT IT! - 100% Belizean Rums. Travellers Liquors factory outlet and showroom! Home of world-class and award-winning rums. Wholesale and retail. Daily complementary rum tastings of over 25 products! #15 Pescador Drive. 226-4690.
WARUGUMA - Charming local restaurant featuring Caribbean and Latin American cuisine. Seafood, pupusas, lobster burritos, regional favorites and much more. Serving San Pedro since 2000. Located on Buccaneer and Black Coral Street. 206-2893.
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
BIG TREE PRODUCE- Fresh Local & Imported
Fruits & Vegetables. Seafood, meats, juices & milk
shakes. Pescador Dr. 226-2322.
CAYE COFFEE ROASTING COMPANY -Local fresh roasted coffee manufactured in San Pedro Town. Available throughout Ambergris Caye and countrywide. Monday through Friday 8:30 to 4:30, Saturday 8:30 to noon.
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!
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.
The biggest little grocery store on Ambergris Caye, located 4 1/2 miles north of San Pedro Town, it's a must see! Open Monday through Saturday 8 AM to 5 PM; Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. You can also order online at this link. Call us at 226-4290. We deliver!
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”