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

Hidden Treasure

Caribbean fare is an extremely popular choice on Ambergris Caye. Because this kind of fare has elements borrowed from many different cultures and culinary techniques, even the pickiest of diners will find dishes they'll enjoy at such restaurants. Be sure to remember that you can click on the link to each restaurant to read more details.

Caliente is situated at Spindrift Hotel Resort and has a couple of cuisine options to try, including Caribbean and Mexican. 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 have questions and want to call ahead of time, do so at (501) 2236-2170.

El Patio Restaurant is a dining establishment you might like. Seafood is their specialty, but there are a number of grill offerings to choose from as well. If you would like to call in advance, you can do so at (501) 226-3063.

El Pescador Restaurant: Start the evening off early at 3:00 p.m. when you stop in for hors d'oeuvres at the bar. Reach them at (501) 226-2975.

Take some time and look through the table just below if you want to see the Caribbean restaurants that you will be able to find inside Ambergris Caye.

Caribbean Restaurants on Ambergris Caye
Name Location Phone Number
Ambergris Brewing Company 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 206-2533
Antojitos San Telmo 0.5 mi. South West of Central San Pedro (501) 226-4575
Blue Iguana Grille Central Ambergris Caye (501) 226-3038
Caliente 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2170
Caliente 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 2236-2170
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
La Esquinita Deli 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro --
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
Nook Restaurant 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 605-4071
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
Robin's Kitchen 0.8 mi. South West of Central San Pedro (501) 651-3583
Sandy Toes Beach Bar and Grill 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2030

Local Cuisines

Island Time

For vacationers who like tasting new flavors that are specific to the place they're visiting, Ambergris Caye has a nice variety of truly local restaurants to choose from.

Celi’s Deli is situated at San Pedro Holiday Hotel and is a laid-back restaurant 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. If you want to call before making reservations, you can do so at (501) 226-2014.

A pleasant local establishment you could try is 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. You will be able to find them 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

Be sure look through the chart right below in order to view all the relevant options that you will be able to find on Ambergris Caye.

Other Local Restaurants on Ambergris Caye
Name Location Type Phone Number
Caroline's Cookin' 0.2 mi. South of Central San Pedro Belizean --
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) 206-2121
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
Melt Cafe and Beach Bar 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Belizean (501) 226-6358
Ms. Sara's Kitchen Central Ambergris Caye Creole, Mexican (501) 226-2870
Pupuseria Tipico Salvadoreno 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Latin American (501) 627-3865
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 to find some European cuisine, you'll find plenty of different options to pick from in the vicinity. Alongside French-style food, you will also be able to find Fusion and Italian options too.

Casa Picasso offers a couple of cuisine options to try, including American and Asian Fusion. Using local, organic ingredients, the kitchen staff challenges itself to make the ordinary extrodinary every day. In addition to eclectic tapas, they also have a full menu which features a nice selection of vetarian dishes.

Portofino Restaurant is situated at Portofino Resort and has a variety of specialties to choose from, including pasta and seafood. Start your dinner with one or two of several appetizers like Asian Rice Wraps and Spinach Citrus Salad. Then look towards the diverse list of entrees that include, among many others, dishes like Caribbean Angle Hair Pasta, Classic Bouillabaisse Marseillaise, and Rib Eye Bearnaise. To contact them, call (501) 678-5096.

Red Ginger: 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. Visitors can reach them at (501) 226-4623.

Guests may enjoy trying The Palmilla Restaurant. Choose from cashew crusted grouper, beef tenderloin or baked chicken. You will be able to find them at 22 Coconut Drive.

Below you will be able to see the 15 eateries serving up this food.

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
PepperOni's 8.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Ambergris Caye Italian (501) 226-4515
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

American and Other

Green Parrot Bistro

There are a large number of restaurants that offer American and other food on Ambergris Caye. Travelers will be able to choose from vegetarian and American meals, among other options.

Fido's Steak and Lobster is a local eatery that serves fish and chips and seafood San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye. The largest open-air palapa on the island, this is the epitome of a Caribbean beach bar, and a great place for guests to stop for a relaxed meal, a few cold drinks an some good times. Don't miss the Sunday Night Beach Barbecue. The property can be found at 18 Barrier Reef Drive.

Mama Caribe is located at Captain Morgan's Retreat and has various different cuisine options to choose from, including Australian and eclectic. 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.

Green Parrot Bistro is located at Portofino Resort and has a couple of cuisine options to try, including French and Fusion. 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. If you would like to call ahead, do so at (501) 678-5096.

View more about these kinds of places inside Ambergris Caye by viewing the table below.

American and 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
Caliente 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Caribbean, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian (501) 226-2170
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
El Divino Restaurant 0.7 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Caribbean, Vegetarian (501) 226-3890
Feliz Bar & Grill 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American (501) 615-4490
Fido's Steak and Lobster 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American (501) 226-2056
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
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
Iguana Juan's Restaurant and Bar 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Belizean, Caribbean, Vegetarian (919) 400-7654
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
Mama Caribe 3.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Australian, Eclectic, Vegetarian (800) 316-4229
Mambo Restaurant San Pedro International (501) 226-5010
Melt Cafe and Beach Bar 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Belizean (501) 226-6358
Mesa Cafe 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Contemporary, Vegetarian (501) 226-3444
Nook Restaurant 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Caribbean, International, Vegetarian (501) 605-4071
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
Robin's Kitchen 0.8 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian (501) 651-3583
Sandy Toes Beach Bar and Grill 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean, Caribbean, Vegetarian (501) 226-2030
The Truck Stop 2.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Asian, Latin American, Vegetarian (501) 226-3663
Wild Mangos 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Tex-Mex, Vegan, Vegetarian (501) 226-2859
 

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