Ambergris Caye Restaurants

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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

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Caribbean food is definitely a popular choice on Ambergris Caye. Since this kind of fare has elements borrowed from many different cultures and culinary techniques, just about any type of diner will find something they like at Caribbean-style restaurants. Don't forget that you'll be able to read further info about each place on the page by clicking on their names.

Caliente is located 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.

Palapa Bar & Grill has a variety of dishes to try, including barbecue and desserts. Grilling up pulled pork or fresh fish are just some of the delicious options Palapa bar & Grill offer. Most notable for their ever-flowing drinks, you can enjoy floating on the water in an inner-tube with beers gently bobbing along beside you. Guests will 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. You'll be able to find them at 20 Pescador Drive.

Just below you can find the 17 options serving up this cuisine.

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 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2528
Portofino Restaurant Central Ambergris Caye (501) 678-5096

Local Cuisines

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For guests who like seeking out exciting flavors that are particular to the destinations they visit, Ambergris Caye offers a wide range of truly local restaurants to choose from.

Celi’s Restaurant is situated at San Pedro Holiday Hotel and is a restaurant that serves hamburgers and seafood 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. Customers can reach them at (501) 226-2014.

A worthwhile nearby food place worthy of consideration is El Fogon. Authentic local cuisine like gibnut, stew chicken, and chaya tamales served with rice and beans are the staples of the dinner menu. The lunch menu, however, rotates each week and you can check the chalk board for a hand-written rendering of a menu. Guests will 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 If you want to call in advance, you can do so at (501) 226-2176.

See more about related types of dining options within Ambergris Caye by scrolling to the table below.

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
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 --
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

If you find yourself looking to enjoy some European fare, you will find lots of different options to choose between in the vicinity. Alongside Italian food, you will also be able to choose from Continental and Mexican restaurants too.

Casa Picasso offers a couple of cuisines to choose from, 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. If you're looking to call before booking a room, you can do so at (501) 226-4443.

A notable nearby food place you could visit 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. Visitors can call them at (501) 670-2480.

Portofino Restaurant is located at Portofino Resort and offers various different cuisine options to try, 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. If you have questions and want to call before making reservations, do so at (501) 678-5096.

A restaurant in the vicinity to think about is 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. If you'd like to call before you go, you can do so at (501) 226-4623.

The table below collects the 16 different possibilities you can visit while on 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
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

American

American fare is especially easy to find on Ambergris Caye. For less adventurous travelers, there are 8 spots where you can find characteristic American cuisine.

Fido's Steak and Lobster is a local eatery offering 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.

Ambergris Brewing Company: Closed on Monday, the restaurant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Visitors can contact them at (501) 206-2533.

Lazy Croc BBQ is a restaurant in the area you might like. While they may not be able to guarantee crocodile sightings, it is a possibility at Lazy Croc BBQ. Luckily, their menu of southern smoked barbecue is delicious enough that it is worth making the trip. You will find them at 15 Buena Vista.

Legends Burger House is a lunch and dinner spot located in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. The menu at Legends is filled with a wide selections of burger variation like the "Jerry Garcia" which has swiss cheese and grilled mushrooms or the "Wyatt Earp" burger, which has bacon, cheese, and onions. The fries are also great. You can contact them at (501) 226-2113.

View more information about these kinds of restaurants on Ambergris Caye by taking a look at the table down below.

American Restaurants on Ambergris Caye
Name Location Phone Number
Ambergris Brewing Company 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 206-2533
Casa Picasso 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central San Pedro (501) 226-4443
Chon Saan Palace San Pedro 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-3627
Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro --
Fido's Steak and Lobster 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2056
Lazy Croc BBQ 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-4015
Legends Burger House 1.9 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 226-2113
Roadkill Bar 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro (501) 628-6882

Other Restaurants

Black Orchid Restaurant

You'll be able to choose from some other restaurants offering other types of food on Ambergris Caye.

Aji Tapa Bar and Resturant is a local bistro found within southern Ambergris Caye. Although tapas are this restaurants specialty, there is a full menu available for each meal of the deal. Seafood and pasta makes up the bulk of the menu. If you want to be sure they're open , call them at (501) 226-4047.

Black Orchid Restaurant is a top dining establishment you might consider visiting. 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. If you'd like to call before booking a room, you can do so at (501) 206-2441.

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.

Travelers may enjoy dining at Caprice Bar Grill. 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.

Green Parrot Bistro is located at Portofino Resort and is a lunch and dinner spot located in central Ambergris Caye. 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're looking to call ahead of time, do so at (501) 678-5096.

Take some time and look through the table down below if you want to view all the relevant possibilities that you will be able to find within Ambergris Caye.

Other Restaurants on Ambergris Caye
Name Location Type Phone Number
Aji Tapa Bar and Resturant 3.1 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro International (501) 226-4047
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
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
Green Parrot Bistro Central Ambergris Caye French, Fusion (501) 678-5096
Hurricane's Bar and Grill San Pedro Eclectic (501) 226-4124
Hurricanes Ceviche Bar & Grill 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro International (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
Lone Star Grill & Cantina 1.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro Tex-Mex (501) 226-4666
Mama Caribe 3.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Australian, Eclectic, Vegetarian (800) 316-4229
Mambo Restaurant San Pedro International (501) 226-5010
Mesa Cafe 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Contemporary, Vegetarian (501) 226-3444
Micky's Restaurant 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro International, Mexican (501) 226-2223
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
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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