New Restaurants

Posted By: cakelee

New Restaurants - 06/10/08 12:21 AM

It has been a whole year (sigh) since we have been down, and I've been hearing about new restaurants. Can someone fill me in on where they are located and what kids of food they serve (and what you would recommend or not)? If there are more that are not on this list, please share! Thanks!

Blue Moon
Gordo's - burritos, by Road Kill bar
Bean - north of Palapa Bar
Playa Lounge - Front St, where Cannibals used to be
Pinki Knox - saw earlier post, pork chop meal not recommended
Hidden Treasure
El Patio - moved to Front Street
Waraguma - moved by Rock's grocery
Posted By: shuffles

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 01:41 AM

Blue Moon is a definite jewel. Juan is fantastic and makes the best margarita I've ever had. It's just south of Big Daddy's (upstairs) but connected to it and the food is awesome and the prices are very reasonable. They are open 11-11 every day but Tuesday, when they are closed.

Christos is very good have only been there once and had lamb roast. Very good.....

Have not eaten at some of the newer ones, but Waraguma and El Patio are good as ever.
Posted By: iluvbelize

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 01:45 AM

Waraguma...yum. And its been around for about 10 years, and the food is as great as ever...and very affordable!
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 01:58 AM

Hidden Treasure was great - service, choice, food, timing - excellent. ** Will require a TIP

Same goes for Blue Lotus.

Want to try Pinkie Knox & Bean.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 03:06 AM

Unfortunately I tried Waraguma at the new location tonight. I'll leave it at that.
Posted By: deadserious

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 03:23 AM

Blue Moon - Great drinks, great food, nice relaxed atmosphere with great view.
Playa Lounge - Great (but pricey) drinks, ok food, cool very relaxed atmosphere, great place to just hang for a few hours.
El Patio - Great food, good prices.
Waraguma - Didn't get a chance to eat there this time, but I don't think it moved. It looked like it was still going at the same hole-in-the-wall location.

The only other one I would add as a must visit...

Blue Lotus - Amazing Food, stellar drinks, out of this world atmosphere and a boat ride too. Price is very high for the island but worth every penny. It was so good we went twice on our last trip.
Posted By: *I Do* Belize Weddings

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 03:35 AM

No Waraguma did move, just two doors down and expanded. It's pretty big. They still set up the papusas in the same area they used to too.
Posted By: deadserious

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 03:35 AM

Good to know. must have missed it on my last trip.
Posted By: Northern Canuck

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 03:39 AM

I agree with deadserious about the Playa Lounge... cool place.
Pinki Knox... although the service was good my wife couldn't eat the snapper, my curry was good but VERY spicey (they warn you) and the next table was complaining about the scampi...
We enjoyed Sweet Basil very much!
Posted By: deadserious

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 03:58 AM

Also, here are a few honorable mentions (not all new but figured I'd mention them anyway):

Beach'n Kitchen - Friendly place with good food at reasonable prices. And the doggie is very cute and always tired. We like to stop on our trek's north.

French Bakery / Sausage Factory - I recommend stopping by the French Bakery for some amazing bread and then the Sausage Factory for a smoked chicken. Take it back to the room for one fo the best sandwiches you'll have.

Pepperoni's - A very good option for pizza. You must have pizza at least one night while on the island and Pepeproni's is the best island pizza I've had (though haven't yet tried Pedro's which is supposedly great).

Hole in the wall just north of the airport (maby rosie's or ruby's or something) - I forget the name of the place but it's a little orange shack just north of the airport around the corner from the french bakery. Very good burritos and rice and beans. Nice place to get some lunch to go.

Posted By: Ambergris Bob

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 04:13 AM

We stumbled on the Blue Moon in January and now make it a habit, such wonderful food, great staff and wonderful owner. We strongly recommend it to all of our friends. Fido's has THE best breads with the sandwiches,Fido's South has a wonderful dinner menu that is probably one of the best values on the island. Agreed on Peperroni's, we had "delivered" pizza 2x on our last visit, be sure to tip the bike riding delivery guys, they bust it to get it to you hot!

One of our fav's is still El Devina (sp?) south at Banana Beach I think. Also Blue Water continues to please, both with great wine lists. Blue Lotus was beautiful, service was outstanding, however food was not to our individual taste, just a personal preference, not a statement at all about the restaurant, I'd recommend it if you are an adventuresome diner. They run a wonderful restaurant.

Posted By: *I Do* Belize Weddings

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 04:28 AM

Originally Posted by deadserious
Good to know. must have missed it on my last trip.

it moved within the past couple days
Posted By: reaper

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 04:53 AM

El Fogon, just down from Tropic Cargo.
Posted By: *I Do* Belize Weddings

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 05:01 AM

mmm el fogon. great one. as is Orchid Tree!
Posted By: cakelee

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 12:45 PM

Where is Hidden Treasure, Christo's and Orchid Tree? Thx!
Posted By: GBZ39

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 01:57 PM

Don't forget Wild Mangos........
Posted By: purdygrl

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 02:35 PM

Just a quick note to add...Cristo's has revamped and changed their name to Cafe Europa, offering Mediterranean food with a Caribbean flare yesterday was their soft opening.

El Fogon is a must and so is the French Bakery. Haven't been to Hidden Treasure but drove by it it looks great.

Playa Lounge is very cool and chilled is delicious.
Haven't tried Pinki Knox but have heard very good reviews until I read this board. Bean sounds amazing and would love to try that. I will like to also place a vote for Sweet Basils they have had a swithch in management and change of menu since late last year.
Posted By: ihcoop13

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 02:38 PM

What is your opinion for Cocina Caramba's....?
Posted By: suecate

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 03:16 PM

We liked Cassa Piccasso for a special last night meal. Very pleased with Pirate Pizza. El Patio for sure. If Monkey bites has another pig roast don't miss that.

Any bakery for cinnamon bread.

Fido's south is a favorite but not the original if you have young kids with you.

Our hidden jewel is going to central park and getting what ever is cooking.
Posted By: angtiques

Re: New Restaurants - 06/10/08 04:13 PM

Gordo's serves a wide range of dishes from slow-cooked pork and fish tacos, to triple layered quesadillas and Belizean stewed chicken with rice and beans.They have a lot of interesting specials like chile con carne and the occassional lasagne and are very inexpensive. Can't forget to mention their excellent real fresh fruit daquiris for $6 Bze and yummy fresh juices. They are on the little street just west of Crazy Canucks. Excellent food!!
Posted By: DonnaR

Re: New Restaurants - 06/11/08 03:11 AM

Carambas is one of my favorites. Im not a "fish" lover but I tried the Blackened Fish Filet and it was FANTASTIC. I stop by everytime I go to SP and get my "fix". I did try the Tbone there once and it was HORRIBLE. Very tough. Not the same as US Tbone. The shrimp scampi wasnt bad.
Posted By: captjeff

Re: New Restaurants - 06/11/08 02:24 PM

Carambas has a shrimp burritos you get two in a order just wonderfull ..It is local food at good prices stay away from the beef ..This is not gourmet but cheap good food.Always good ..
Posted By: cakelee

Re: New Restaurants - 06/11/08 03:06 PM

We like Carambas, too. Great smoothies! And Mangos is wonderful, too! This food talk is making me hungry; better get breakfast!

So, where is Hidden Treasure or Orchid Tree?
Posted By: *I Do* Belize Weddings

Re: New Restaurants - 06/11/08 04:22 PM

Orchid Tree is by the highschool. It's amazing and her prices are extremely reasonable.
Posted By: DonnaR

Re: New Restaurants - 06/11/08 06:47 PM

Where is the French Bakery? I love fresh bread in the morning with coffee. mmm
Posted By: deadserious

Re: New Restaurants - 06/11/08 07:05 PM
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: New Restaurants - 06/12/08 03:30 AM

Hidden Treasure is a definite thumbs up! Excellent service and food.
Lots of beautiful wood and bamboo create a very nice atmosphere.
You'll enjoy this place.
Posted By: *I Do* Belize Weddings

Re: New Restaurants - 06/12/08 04:31 AM

French Bakery is at the old Hakal Kiik, down the street from Maya Island Air...oatmeal bread is wonderful
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