Restaurant Options on Ambergris Caye

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Ambergris Caye is the largest of Belize's islands, yet it remains a small destination at just 25 square miles in area.  Many tourists choose to stay in San Pedro Town, which is the main settlement on the island, and that is where you will find the highest concentration of restaurants.  Seafood, and especially conch, dominates the menus, but as this island's main strength has been its tourism sector since the 1970s, there is a wider variety of culinary styles to choose from than you might expect.  

Caribbean Cuisine

Hidden Treasure

Caribbean cuisine is especially easy to find on Ambergris Caye. Since this kind of cuisine has features from a wide variety of cultures and culinary styles, even the pickiest eaters can find dishes they'll enjoy at these restaurants. Don't forget that you can click on the link to each restaurant to read more details.

Caliente can be found at Spindrift Hotel Resort and is a local taco joint San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye. A restaurant that happily refers to itself as a "hole in the wall beach bar" is actually a bit nicer of a spot than they let on. Located right on the beach, the atmosphere is quite relaxed, but the dining deck is kept clean and well-maintained.

Palapa Bar & Grill offers a variety of specialties to enjoy, including barbecue and desserts. Grilling up pulled pork or fresh fish is just one feature of Palapa bar & Grill, which is most popular for their ever flowing drinks. Enjoy floating on the water in an inner-tube with beers gently bobbing along beside you. Find them on Tres Cocos Street.

Caramba Restaurant: Not only does Caramba specialize in Mexican and Caribbean fare, but you can bring your own days catch from the sea and the cook will prepare it how you so choose. They're at 20 Pescador Drive.

The table down below collects all 18 different choices you can visit on Ambergris Caye.

Caribbean Restaurants on Ambergris Caye
Name Location Phone Number
Aba Isieni 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro --
Ambergris Brewing Company 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 206-2533
Blue Iguana Grille Central Ambergris Caye (501) 226-3038
Caliente 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 2236-2170
Caramba Restaurant 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-4321
Chak Ek Central Ambergris Caye (501) 662-7356
Crave Restaurant 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-3211
Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro --
El Patio Restaurant 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-3063
El Pescador Restaurant 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2975
El Zafiro 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Ambergris Caye (501) 670-2480
Estel's Dine By The Sea 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2019
Hidden Treasure 0.9 mi. South West of Central San Pedro (501) 226-4111
La Esquinita Deli 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro --
O Restaurant 4.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-4249
Palapa Bar & Grill 1.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2528
Portofino Restaurant Central Ambergris Caye (501) 678-5096
Rico's Bar and Grill 0.6 mi. South West of Central San Pedro (501) 226-3739

Local Cuisines

Guests will have plenty of chances to enjoy trying local flavors and dishes throughout their time on Ambergris Caye.

Celi’s Restaurant is located at San Pedro Holiday Hotel and is a casual restaurant San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye. This restaurant has got the preparation of seafood down to a delicious science, so you can never go wrong ordering from the menu of conch, fresh caught fish, shrimp, and lobster. They are also serve up a great burger, and on Wednesdays nights they have a popular beach barbecue.

El Fogon is a restaurant in the area you could try. Named for the pot used to cook traditional Belizean dishes the "fogon," this restaurant specializes in just that: homestyle meals often cooked over an open hearth in the fogon. This spot is very well-loved by locals who want a home cooked meal but are too busy to get in the kitchen themselves, and usually they begin running out of favored products an hour after opening. They can be found at 2 Trigger Fish Street.

Elvi's Kitchen: Fish, seafood and more fish abound at Elvi's Kitchen, but you can get some chicken too. Leave the vegetarian at home, unless they're content to drink delicious cocktails all night from Elvi's bar. Customers can contact them at (501) 226-2176.

Take a look at the table just below for details on related choices within the area.

Other Local Restaurants on Ambergris Caye
Name Location Type Phone Number
Antojitos San Telmo 0.1 mi. East of Central San Pedro Latin American --
Cafe Cubano 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Cuban (501) 226-3022
Capricorn Resort Restaurant 3.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean (501) 226-2809
Caroline's Cookin' 0.2 mi. South of Central San Pedro Belizean --
Celi’s Restaurant 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Latin American (501) 226-2014
Chon Saan Palace San Pedro 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Belizean, Chinese, Indian (501) 226-3627
Cocina Caramba 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Continental, Mexican (501) 603-1652
El Fogon 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean (501) 206-2121
El Sazon 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Latin American --
Elvi's Kitchen 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Latin American, Mexican (501) 226-2176
Island Time 1.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro Belizean (501) 226-4220
Jambel Jerk Pit Restaurant and Bar Central Ambergris Caye Jamaican (501) 226-3515
La Hora Taco 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Mexican (501) 629-6757
Lily's Treasure Chest Restaurant 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean (501) 226-2650
Locals Restaurant 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Mexican (501) 635-0518
Micky's Restaurant 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro International, Mexican (501) 226-2223
Ms. Sara's Kitchen Central Ambergris Caye Creole, Mexican (501) 226-2870
My Secret Deli 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Mexican (501) 226-3223
Nautica Seafood Grill & Bar 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean, Fusion (501) 226-3265
Pirate's Treasure 0.2 mi. North of Central San Pedro Belizean (501) 668-2156
Pupuseria Tipico Salvadoreno 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Latin American (501) 627-3865
Robin's Kitchen 0.7 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Jamaican --
Soul Kitchen 2.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean, International, Vegetarian --
The Reef 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean (501) 226-3212
The Reef 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean (501) 226-3212
The Snack Shack San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye Belizean (501) 670-8001
Waruguma 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Latin American --

European and Asian

Portofino Restaurant

Hungry guests hoping to enjoy some European fare will find many different options to pick from. In addition to Italian-style food, you'll be able to choose from Fusion and Continental restaurants too.

Casa Picasso is a local dinner venue San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye. The chic eatery invites guests to "dine artfully" on a menu that has been designed by a highly ranked chef named Hasni Ghazali. Between the gourmet global tapas and the extensive wine list, you won't find a swankier spot on the island.

A restaurant in the area to think about is El Zafiro. "Chef of the Year" at the 2010 Annual Taste of Belize, Chef Victor Nal heads the kitchen at El Zafiro, which turns out fusion cuisine that tends to focus on American, Caribbean, Latin America, and European styles.

Portofino Restaurant is located at Portofino Resort and has a variety of cuisines to try, including European and Caribbean. Portofino Restaurant is located at Portofino Resort and offers an upscale experience for those looking for a unique blend of cuisines. The mix of European and Caribbean flavors creates a delicious menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Another dining venue you might like is Red Ginger. The Red Ginger serves a nice variety of dishes that are popular throughout the Americas and the Caribbean, with a few other International offerings (like tapas on Wednesdays and Sundays thrown in there as well). The menu includes flatbread pizzas, ceviches, pastas, and seafoods, and a five course tasting menu is available, allowing you to experience the best the restaurant has to offer.

Look through the chart just below if you want to view the relevant possibilities that can be found inside Ambergris Caye.

European and Asian Restaurants on Ambergris Caye
Name Location Type Phone Number
Bella Italia 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Italian (501) 637-3798
Casa Picasso 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central San Pedro American, Asian Fusion (501) 226-4443
Chon Saan Palace San Pedro 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Belizean, Chinese, Indian (501) 226-3627
Cocina Caramba 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Continental, Mexican (501) 603-1652
Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Caribbean, Creole, Cuban, Italian, Latin American, Mexican, Vegetarian --
El Zafiro 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Ambergris Caye Caribbean, European, Latin American (501) 670-2480
Emerald Chinese Fast Food Restaurant 0.1 mi. South of Central San Pedro Chinese (501) 226-2312
Green Parrot Bistro Central Ambergris Caye French, Fusion (501) 678-5096
PepperOni's Central Ambergris Caye Italian --
Pinocchio's Italian Restaurant Central Ambergris Caye Italian (501) 226-4447
Pirate Pizza San Pedro Italian (501) 226-4663
Planet Pizza 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Italian --
Portofino Restaurant Central Ambergris Caye Caribbean, European, Fusion (501) 678-5096
Red Ginger 0.9 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Continental (501) 226-4623
Rendezvous Restaurant 4.1 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro French, Fusion, Thai (501) 226-3426
The Palmilla Restaurant 1.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro Continental (501) 226-2067

International

Black Orchid Restaurant

International food is an especially popular choice on Ambergris Caye. This is an area with lots of cultural diversity, so it's not surprising that it has a lot of culinary diversity as well.

Aji Tapa Bar and Resturant is a bistro located in southern Ambergris Caye. One of the more upscale restaurants in San Pedro, Aji Tapa Bar & Restaurant is the perfect place to stop for a sophisticated evening of chatting with friends or loved one while you sip wine and share appetizers. For customers who want to call before you go, do so at (501) 226-4047.

Vacationers may enjoy dining at Black Orchid Restaurant. While most of the dining options in this town are relaxed, open-air establishments with a beachy-vibe, Black Orchid has decided to go a more formal route -- without being too over-the-top.

Blue Water Grill: A family owned restaurant set right on the beach, it is often listed as a top choice in area polls. What really stands out about this spot, aside from the fresh and delicious food, is the service. Customers can reach them at (501) 226-3347.

Caprice Bar Grill is a restaurant in the area you could try. Head Chef Ansel is a highly trained culinary artist creating a fusion of local and international cuisine utilizing simple local ingredients as often as possible, but somehow managing to make them taste flavorful and unique. If you have questions, try calling them at (501) 226-2103.

Soul Kitchen is situated at Ak'bol Yoga Retreat & Eco Resort and is a casual restaurant found within southern Ambergris Caye. Traditional dishes and international favorites are on the menu, made in a wood-brick oven and perfectly seasoned to give your taste buds a thrill. Everything is homemade and much of the produce is selected fresh from the garden.

Take some time and go through the table just below if you want to see all the International choices that you will be able to find inside Ambergris Caye.

International Restaurants on Ambergris Caye
Name Location Phone Number
Aji Tapa Bar and Resturant 3.1 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-4047
Black Orchid Restaurant 1.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro (501) 206-2441
Blue Water Grill 0.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-3347
Caprice Bar Grill 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2103
Cocoblanca Restaurant 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2846
DJ's Seaside Bar & Restaurant 1.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 206-2464
Hurricanes Ceviche Bar & Grill 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-4124
Mambo Restaurant San Pedro (501) 226-5010
Micky's Restaurant 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2223
Soul Kitchen 2.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro --

American and Other

Green Parrot Bistro

You'll be able to choose from several establishments that serve American food on Ambergris Caye. In addition, travelers will be able to choose between eclectic and Fusion meals, as well as other options.

Fido's Steak and Lobster is a local bar and grill San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye. Operating hours are from 11:00 a.m. until midnight every day of the week. They're located at 18 Barrier Reef Drive.

A area restaurant you might consider visiting is Buena Vista Restaurant. Depending on how formal you're feeling, you can dine at the poolside buffet or order from a menu of barbecue, seafood, homemade breads, and even vegetarian offerings. Try the house hamburger which, with grilled meat on a homemade roll and topped with salsa cilantro and pineapple, is said to be one of the best burgers on the island. Customers can reach them at (888) 653-9090.

Green Parrot Bistro is a nearby venue worth thinking about. The Green Parrot Bistro in an outdoor terrace restaurant at Portofino Resort that offers dining under the stars, a personal waitstaff to each table and some of the best food around. The head chef at Le Bistro specializes in French and Italian cuisine and uses his strengths to create a menu of Euro-Caribbean fusion fare that works to enhance everything from seafood to steak. Visitors can call them at (501) 678-5096.

Lone Star Grill & Cantina is a local lunch and dinner spot San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye. All of your Tex-Mex favorites are on the menu, including nachos, tacos, and burritos with fajitas, quesadillas, and fish and chips being the top sellers. But the offerings don't stop there, burgers and fresh seafood are equally as popular among guests, and you can't leave without sampling the chocolate rum cake. If you want to call ahead, you can do so at (501) 226-4666.

The chart directly below collects the 24 relevant possibilities you can visit within Ambergris Caye.

Other Restaurants on Ambergris Caye
Name Location Type Phone Number
Ambergris Brewing Company 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Caribbean (501) 206-2533
Buena Vista Restaurant 3.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Australian, Eclectic, Vegetarian (888) 653-9090
Casa Picasso 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central San Pedro American, Asian Fusion (501) 226-4443
Chon Saan Palace San Pedro 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Belizean, Chinese, Indian (501) 226-3627
DandE's Frozen Custard and Sorbet 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Eclectic (501) 660-5966
Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Caribbean, Creole, Cuban, Italian, Latin American, Mexican, Vegetarian --
Fido's Steak and Lobster 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American (501) 226-2056
Green Parrot Bistro Central Ambergris Caye French, Fusion (501) 678-5096
Hurricane's Bar and Grill San Pedro Eclectic (501) 226-4124
Island Secret 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Eclectic (501) 226-3335
KAMA Restaurant 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Eclectic (501) 610-2004
Latitudes Cafe 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Eclectic (501) 636-8454
Lazy Croc BBQ 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American (501) 226-4015
Legends Burger House 1.9 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American (501) 226-2113
Lone Star Grill & Cantina 1.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro Tex-Mex (501) 226-4666
Mesa Cafe 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Contemporary, Vegetarian (501) 226-3444
Nautica Seafood Grill & Bar 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean, Fusion (501) 226-3265
Pineapples 0.3 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Eclectic (501) 226-2071
Portofino Restaurant Central Ambergris Caye Caribbean, European, Fusion (501) 678-5096
Rendezvous Restaurant 4.1 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro French, Fusion, Thai (501) 226-3426
Roadkill Bar 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American (501) 628-6882
Sun Up 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Eclectic --
Tacklebox Bar and Grill San Pedro Tex-Mex (501) 226-4313
Wild Mangos 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Tex-Mex, Vegan, Vegetarian (501) 226-2859
 

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