Ambergris Caye Restaurants

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

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Caribbean dishes are very easy to find on Ambergris Caye. Since this kind of cuisine has features borrowed from a variety of cultures and culinary techniques, nearly any type of diner can find something they'll enjoy at these restaurants. Don't forget to click on each link to read more information.

Caliente is located at Spindrift Hotel Resort and is a 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. If you want to know more, call them at (501) 2236-2170.

You may want to consider trying Caliente. For a delicious Mexican-Caribbean meal, Caliente has been offering delicious options since 2001. Their immersive tropical theme and beautiful beachfront will satisfy your eyes while their cuisine satisfies your taste buds.

El Patio Restaurant: Seafood is their specialty, but there are a number of grill offerings to choose from as well. Call them at (501) 226-3063.

Below you can look through the 21 restaurants serving up this kind of cuisine.

Caribbean Restaurants on Ambergris Caye
Name Location Phone Number
Ambergris Brewing Company 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 206-2533
Caliente 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 2236-2170
Caliente 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2170
Caramba Restaurant 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-4321
Croc's Sports Bar & Grill 2.1 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-3663
El Divino Restaurant 0.7 mi. South West of Central San Pedro (501) 226-3890
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
Estel's Dine By The Sea 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2019
Finn and Martini 1.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 623-4789
Hidden Treasure 0.9 mi. South West of Central San Pedro (501) 226-4111
Iguana Juan's Restaurant and Bar 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (919) 400-7654
Lola's Pub & Grill 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 206-2064
Mari'y-harr Restaurant Central Ambergris Caye (501) 670-5075
O Restaurant 4.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-4249
Palapa Bar & Grill 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2528
Pier 366 Seafood House 0.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2565
Pirate's Treasure 2.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 668-2156
Portofino Restaurant Central Ambergris Caye (501) 678-5096
Rain Restaurant & Rooftop Terrace 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-4000
Sandy Toes Beach Bar and Grill 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2030

Local Cuisines

For those vacationers who enjoy seeking out new and exciting flavors that are specific to the place they're visiting, Ambergris Caye offers a good range of genuinely local restaurants to pick from.

Celi’s Deli is situated at San Pedro Holiday Hotel and is a lunch and dinner spot San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye. This deli 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 another nearby venue you might like. 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're located at 2 Trigger Fish Street.

Elvi's Kitchen: Elvi's Kitchen specializes in seafood, from mussels to conch to crab claws. Friday night they feature a Maya bugget If you are looking for something specific and want to call in advance, you can do so at (501) 226-2176.

The chart just below presents all 12 relevant possibilities you will be able to see while on Ambergris Caye.

Other Local Restaurants on Ambergris Caye
Name Location Type Phone Number
Caroline's Cookin' 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean (501) 226-3188
Celi’s Deli 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Latin American (501) 226-2014
Crazy Canucks Beach Bar and Grill 0.1 mi. South of Central San Pedro Belizean (501) 670-8001
El Fogon 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean (501) 280-2626
Elvi's Kitchen 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Latin American, Mexican (501) 226-2176
Jambel Jerk Pit Restaurant and Bar Central Ambergris Caye Jamaican (501) 226-3515
Lily's Treasure Chest Restaurant 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean (501) 226-2650
Mambo Restaurant Central Ambergris Caye Belizean, International, Vegetarian (501) 226-5010
Melt Cafe and Beach Bar 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Belizean (501) 226-6358
The Snack Shack San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye Belizean (501) 670-8001
The Truck Stop 2.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Asian, Latin American, Vegetarian (501) 226-3663
Waruguma 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Latin American (501) 633-0931

European and Asian

Portofino Restaurant

If you're looking for some European cuisine, you'll find tons of options to choose between in the area. Alongside French-style cuisine, you will be able to find Fusion and International options, among others.

Casa Picasso offers a couple of cuisines to try, including American and Asian Fusion. 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.

Portofino Restaurant is located at Portofino Resort and has several different specialties to enjoy, including pasta and seafood. 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.

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.

Hungry travelers might want to think about trying The Palmilla Restaurant. This continental and seafood menu is complimentary to the romantic setting of the restaurant. The property is located at 22 Coconut Drive.

Just below you can look through the 14 eateries offering this cuisine.

European and Asian Restaurants on Ambergris Caye
Name Location Type Phone Number
Casa Picasso 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central San Pedro American, Asian Fusion (501) 226-4443
Finn and Martini 1.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean, Caribbean, International, Spanish, Vegetarian (501) 623-4789
Flight Cafe 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, French, International, Japanese, Vegetarian (501) 608-3035
Green Parrot Bistro Central Ambergris Caye French, Fusion (501) 678-5096
Jyoto Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar 1.2 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Japanese (501) 628-0100
Pier 366 Seafood House 0.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro Caribbean, French, Fusion (501) 226-2565
Pirate Pizza 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Italian (501) 226-4663
Planet Pizza 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Italian (501) 206-2157
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
Rojo Beach Bar & Lounge Central Ambergris Caye Asian Fusion (501) 226-4012
The French Touch 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro French (501) 631-2600
The Palmilla Restaurant 1.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro Continental (501) 226-2067
The Truck Stop 2.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Asian, Latin American, Vegetarian (501) 226-3663

Vegetarian

Mama Caribe

Vegetarian dishes are an extremely popular choice on Ambergris Caye.

Mama Caribe is situated at Captain Morgan's Retreat and has a variety of dishes to choose from, including hamburgers and seafood. 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.

Mambo Restaurant offers various different cuisines to choose from, including Belizean and International. The modern look of the dining room, the quick service and the great food round off a comfortable experience at Mambo's You'll find them at 5 Miles North Beach.

El Divino Restaurant is situated at Banana Beach Resort and has several different specialties to enjoy, including appetizers and desserts. Rumored to have some of the best ceviche on the island, El Divino is both a steak house and martini bar. This means that you will find a classy, laid back environment with plenty of delicious dining options. If you have questions and want to call before booking a room, you can do so at (501) 226-3890.

Mesa Cafe is located at Vilma Linda Plaza and is a local breakfast and brunch possibility San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye. Breakfast and lunch favorites with a twist is what Mesa Cafe has to offer, such as scotch eggs, vegetarian croquettes, and a spicy chicken burger. Some of the most unique menu items are the Mesa Mac and Cheese, which is Mexican chorizo, onions, and cheese or the Caribbean Shrimp Sandwich with pineapple salsa. They're located on Tarpon Street.

Go through the chart just below if you want to see all the vegetarian options that you will be able to find inside Ambergris Caye.

vegetarian Restaurants on Ambergris Caye
Name Location Phone Number
Caliente 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2170
El Divino Restaurant 0.7 mi. South West of Central San Pedro (501) 226-3890
Finn and Martini 1.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 623-4789
Flight Cafe 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 608-3035
Iguana Juan's Restaurant and Bar 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (919) 400-7654
Mama Caribe 3.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (800) 316-4229
Mambo Restaurant Central Ambergris Caye (501) 226-5010
Mesa Cafe 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-3444
Sandy Toes Beach Bar and Grill 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2030
The Truck Stop 2.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-3663
Wild Mangos 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2859

American and Other

Black Orchid Restaurant

You'll be able to choose from plenty of restaurants that offer American cuisine on Ambergris Caye. In addition to that, travelers are able to choose from International and Caribbean food, among other options.

Fido's Steak and Lobster is a local bar and grill San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye. This tropical beach bar and restaurant serves delicious seafood. Their highlight offering is their lobster. They're located at 18 Barrier Reef Drive.

Aji Tapa Bar and Restaurant is situated at Bella Vista and has a couple of different specialties to enjoy, including seafood and tapas. 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. Reach them at (501) 226-4047.

Black Orchid Restaurant: The menu here is an international array of hearty favorites. Meats and seafood paired with complimentary sides are elegant and mouth-watering. If you are looking to call before you go, you can do so at (501) 206-2441.

A restaurant in the area you could visit is Blue Water Grill. This restaurant offers a fresh display on both Creole and Asian fare, where seafood stars, but other options include beef tenderloin, pizzas, and pastas. Customers can reach them at (501) 226-3347.

Caprice Bar Grill is situated at San Pedro Holiday Hotel and is a restaurant San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye. This open air bar and grill is located at a hotel but welcomes everyone to stop by for a delicious meal or even just a few drinks.

Take some time and go through the collection just below in order to learn of the relevant options that can be found inside Ambergris Caye.

Other Restaurants on Ambergris Caye
Name Location Type Phone Number
Aji Tapa Bar and Restaurant 3.1 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro International (501) 226-4047
Ambergris Brewing Company 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Caribbean (501) 206-2533
Black Orchid Restaurant 1.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro International (501) 206-2441
Blue Water Grill 0.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro International (501) 226-3347
Caprice Bar Grill 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Fusion, International (501) 226-2103
Carlo and Ernie's Runway Bar & Grill 0.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American (501) 226-2500
Casa Picasso 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central San Pedro American, Asian Fusion (501) 226-4443
Cocoblanca Restaurant 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro International (501) 226-2846
DandE's Frozen Custard and Sorbet 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Eclectic (501) 660-5966
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 Ceviche Bar & Grill 1.3 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro International (501) 226-4124
Hurricane's Ceviche Bar and Grill Foreshore 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Eclectic (501) 226-4124
Latitudes Cafe 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Eclectic (501) 636-8454
Lavish Habit Cafe 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro International (501) 206-2870
Legends Burger House 1.9 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American (501) 226-2113
Lola's Pub & Grill 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Caribbean, Mexican (501) 206-2064
Lone Star Grill & Cantina 1.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro Tex-Mex (501) 226-4666
Melt Cafe and Beach Bar 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Belizean (501) 226-6358
Pier 366 Seafood House 0.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro Caribbean, French, Fusion (501) 226-2565
Pineapples 0.3 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Eclectic (501) 226-2071
Portofino Restaurant Central Ambergris Caye Caribbean, European, Fusion (501) 678-5096
Rain Restaurant & Rooftop Terrace 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Caribbean, Mediterranean, Vegan (501) 226-4000
Roadkill Bar 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American (501) 628-6882
 

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