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 an extremely popular choice on Ambergris Caye. Since this kind of fare contains features borrowed from a wide variety of cultures and culinary styles, almost any type of diner will find dishes they like at such restaurants. Don't forget to click on the link to each restaurant to read more details.

Caliente is located at Spindrift Hotel Resort and is a local taco spot San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye. Although margaritas are really the most popularly ordered item on the menu, Mexican-Caribbean is their style, with free chips and salsa served with every meal and fresh guacamole offering a refreshing topping. They are know for their curries, ginger rum shrimp, blackened snapper, Jalisco snapper, and authentic sauces. If you'd like to call before making reservations, you can do so at (501) 2236-2170.

Palapa Bar & Grill has several different specialties to try, including barbecue and desserts. When still on solid ground, choose from chicken wings, sausage dip, pulled pork sandwiches, smoked fish spread and many specialties of the house. Also enjoy less unique dishes like onion rings or a simple hamburger. They are situated on Tres Cocos Street.

Caramba Restaurant has a couple of cuisine options to try, including Caribbean and Mexican. 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. The property is situated at 20 Pescador Drive.

Go through the chart down below in order to see the Caribbean restaurants that you will be able to find 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

Diners will find lots of chances to enjoy trying local flavors throughout their time on Ambergris Caye.

Celi’s Restaurant is located at San Pedro Holiday Hotel and is a bar and grill San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye. This simple restaurant has a small amount of seating which allows for an intimate meal with very focused service and the food is consistently raved about by prior guests.

Diners might enjoy dining at El Fogon. 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 are located at 2 Trigger Fish Street.

Elvi's Kitchen offers a couple of cuisines to try, including Latin American and Mexican. 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.

Below you can find the 27 options offering visitors this type of food.

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

Guests craving some European cuisine will find plenty of options to choose from. Alongside Italian-style food, you will be able to find Fusion and Continental options, among others.

Casa Picasso is a dinner possibility 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. If you have questions, call them at (501) 226-4443.

Vacationers should consider dining at El Zafiro. One of the newest restaurants on the scene in Northern San Pedro, El Zafiro is comprised of a staff of award-winning personalities to ensure everything from the food to the service is top notch. If you want to be sure they're open , call them at (501) 670-2480.

Portofino Restaurant is located at Portofino Resort and has a variety of cuisine options to choose from, including Caribbean and European. 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 can be found at The Phoenix and offers a couple of specialties to try, including seafood and tapas. Named for the Red Ginger flower, which is native to Belize, this restaurant is located at the Phoenix Resort and serves both guests of the hotel and anyone in the mood for delicious food and excellent service. If you're looking for something specific, call them at (501) 226-4623.

Use the chart below for more information on related choices in the area.

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 fare is especially easy to find on Ambergris Caye. This is a region that has lots of cultural diversity, so it's no surprise that you can find plenty of culinary diversity too.

Aji Tapa Bar and Resturant is a fine dining facility 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.

A good local establishment to be aware of is 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. Try calling them at (501) 226-3347.

A local establishment you might like is Caprice Bar Grill. 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. You can call them at (501) 226-2103.

Soul Kitchen is located at Ak'bol Yoga Retreat & Eco Resort and is laid-back and casual situated in 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.

The table just below presents all 10 different possibilities you will be able to see 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 find several establishments that serve American food on Ambergris Caye. Alternatively, guests will be able to choose between eclectic and Fusion fare, among other options.

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

Buena Vista Restaurant is situated at Captain Morgan's Retreat and offers several different dishes to try, 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. To talk to them, call (888) 653-9090.

A food venue to consider is Green Parrot Bistro. Some of the options on the Green Parrot Bistro menu are chips and salsa, seaseme chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, calamari fritti, crispy fried shrimp, hummus, quesadilla, nachos supreme, chicken fingers and fish and chips. There are also desserts like bananas foster, sorbet, completely cacao, frozen tropical tundra, rum caramel apple and vanilla ice cream. If you would like to call before making reservations, do so at (501) 678-5096.

Lone Star Grill & Cantina is a lunch and dinner venue 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.

View more information on these kinds of places on Ambergris Caye by scrolling to the table just below.

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 --
Wild Mangos 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Tex-Mex, Vegan, Vegetarian (501) 226-2859
 

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