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#36574 - 03/24/01 02:21 PM Where and What to Eat?  
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ybon Offline
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Looking for advice on places and thing to eat, My fiance and I are not picky eaters, we like to try new and fun things. How is
Sweet Basil Cafe? The menu Looks great.

#36575 - 03/24/01 03:07 PM Re: Where and What to Eat?  
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Sweet Basil's is one of the best eating places on the island. However, it is only open for lunch as it closes at 5pm daily due to the hand ferry not running after dark and their own preferences too, of course.

Go for a late lunch and gorge yourself with goodies, then much later have a very light snack and save the cost of dinner.


#36576 - 03/24/01 03:19 PM Re: Where and What to Eat?  
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Several nice places are available in A.C. Elvi's Kitchen, Capricorn, Ramon's, Victoria House, Tropica are all nice and especially great with the seafood. Try Woody's Wharf (on the road South of town) for a more reasonable, but good meal. The breakfasts there are also great. Have a wonderful time -- we certainly enjoyed our 1-1/2 months there.

#36577 - 03/24/01 05:47 PM Re: Where and What to Eat?  
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Rendesvous for a special dinner; explore the local places on Middle Street for good, reasonable food.

#36578 - 03/25/01 06:56 AM Re: Where and What to Eat?  
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You failed to mention that no lunch at Sweet Basil,s is really complete without slippin' up the road a bit afterwards, veer to the right, and have your after luncheon apertif at the Palapa.

Oh yeah, at last notice Sweet B's was still closed on Mondays.

#36579 - 03/25/01 11:11 AM Re: Where and What to Eat?  
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I agree with the suggestion of a great reasonably priced meal at Woody's. It is great food at most reasonable prices. Elvi's Kitchen is over-rated and over priced. It has a reputation because it was one of the first AC tourist oriented places but frankly, while interesting is not worth the price.

Jade Garden, priced comparably to Elvis is much more the value.

Cannibals was a place we left because of attitude. Too bad, I understand there are no owners there.

Estels (behind the bank on the beach) is great for conch fritters and bloody marys.

I still can't remember the name of the little restaurant just across the street from Trop Air but it is very inexpensive and true Belizean for breakfast and lunch.

La Patio, if you like good service and well prepared meals, served outside (there is inside seating also but I never saw anyone eathing there) is great and maybe a bit more reasonable than Elvis.

Ramons has been spotty in the past but last month we had two great meals there...still a bit pricey but acceptable if you get Gorege as a server.

For something unusual don't forget the Lions BBQ Chicken on Friday (and Saturday?) evening(s). Great food cooked on the street and slaw beans and tortilla for about $3.50 US and they also package to go.

Victoria House is good, pricey and reservations are usually required.

For a change ask about a ?Belizean Breakfast" you can buy in some local restaurants and sometimes from people on the street. (Meat pies).

#36580 - 03/25/01 03:27 PM Re: Where and What to Eat?  
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WOW thanks, I love this board! by the time we leave (nov. 8th) I will have gathered a ton of information. What about Tamallas?
Do they have street venders that sell them?
and What would a traditional Belizean breakfast be?

#36581 - 03/25/01 06:02 PM Re: Where and What to Eat?  
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Raymond is good..he added one of our favorites I'd left out, the Jade Garden, and I agree with his take on the rest.

Breakfast will just about what you encounter here, except for the Belikin. Once we even saw an obvious degenerate having one of those damnable blue things with breakfast.

#36582 - 03/25/01 09:11 PM Re: Where and What to Eat?  
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