Caribbean Cuisine on Ambergris Caye

Traditional and contemporary Caribbean cuisine is a delight to locals and tourists alike, perhaps because chefs use savory and sweet combos, incredible fruits and vegetables, and some of the freshest seafood worldwide. When it comes to availability, there's an incredible amount of choices within this cuisine alone.

With choices such as the informal setting of Rain Restaurant & Rooftop Terrace to the fantastic dinner and lunch at Lola's Pub & Grill, there is a choice for every person in your party and even for a memorable date night.

The following list allows you to scan and read details about the several restaurants serving Caribbean cuisine to be found. On each restaurant's name, click to see more important info about its ambiance, food, and what's located nearby.

Caliente

San Pedro | (501) 2236-2170

Situated near the center of San Pedro, Caliente is on the premises of Spindrift Hotel Resort. Thinking about Caribbean food, and definitely need some tacos? No matter your expectations for dining, consider making this fun restaurant a permanent plan in your vacation agenda.

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. Stop by on Friday for Taco Night, where they offer half price Margaritas, and they have recently added salbutes as a lunch special on Wednesdays.

Portofino Restaurant

Ambergris Caye | (501) 678-5096

Portofino Restaurant

Portofino Restaurant is located at Portofino Resort, and is a viable option worth considering if you are thinking about exploring the island. It is 6.6 miles northeast of San Pedro. It's worth noting that within the genre of Caribbean culinary creations, this potential favorite will recommend their best: 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. Just make sure to save some room for dessert, which includes temptations like Rum Caramel Apple and the Completely Cacao; a chocolate brownie laced with creme de Cacao and served with ice cream.

Roses Grill and Bar

Caye Caulker | (501) 226-0407

Roses Grill and Bar

Roses Grill and Bar is on Calle Al Sol; it is 12 and a half miles (20 kilometers) to the south of San Pedro. Fresh fish from Belize's coasts and Caribbean style eats make for a bold combo at this friendly eatery.

The interior will remind visitors of a minimalist restaurant with five flat screen televisions and a karaoke system that play all kind of music, and a beautiful wooden bar to sit and drink a nice cocktail. The decor allows the simplistic beauty of the food to really shine, although the television and huge palapa isn't the only thing bringing folks to Roses. The restaurant buzzes with excited energy and is comfortable with a friendly staff.

Crave Restaurant

San Pedro | (501) 226-3211

Located near the middle of San Pedro, Crave Restaurant is a viable choice that's worth considering if you're thinking about going to this town and nearby areas. As soon as you walk in, you're in for a beautiful, formal menu that sticks out in a destination normally ripe with less formal establishments.

The menu brings Latin American and Caribbean cuisine together in a unique way,

Hidden Treasure

San Pedro | (501) 226-4111

Hidden Treasure

Located near the heart of San Pedro, Hidden Treasure is at 1 San Pedro Way. Craving quality Caribbean cooking in a comforting, convenient environment? Check out the informal surroundings at this dining option.

Food is cooked in the Garifuna style, using their signature spices and even cooking many items in banana leaves.

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Agave Restaurant and Lounge 1.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Caye Caulker Caribbean, Fusion, Mediterranean (501) 226-0403
Ambergris Brewing Company 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Caribbean (501) 206-2533
Antojitos San Telmo 0.5 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Caribbean, Latin American (501) 226-4575
Blue Iguana Grille Central Ambergris Caye Caribbean (501) 226-3038
Caliente 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Caribbean, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian (501) 226-2170
Caliente 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Caribbean, Mexican (501) 2236-2170
Chak Ek Central Ambergris Caye Caribbean (501) 662-7356
Crave Restaurant 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Caribbean (501) 226-3211
Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Caribbean, Creole, Cuban, Italian, Latin American, Mexican, Vegetarian --
El Divino Restaurant 0.7 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Caribbean, Vegetarian (501) 226-3890
El Patio Restaurant 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Caribbean (501) 226-3063
El Pescador Restaurant 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Caribbean (501) 226-2975
El Zafiro 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Ambergris Caye Caribbean, European, Latin American (501) 670-2480
Estel's Dine By The Sea 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Caribbean (501) 226-2019
Finn and Martini 1.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean, Caribbean, International, Spanish, Vegetarian (501) 623-4789
Hidden Treasure 0.9 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Caribbean, Latin American (501) 226-4111
Iguana Juan's Restaurant and Bar 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Belizean, Caribbean, Vegetarian (919) 400-7654
La Esquinita Deli 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Caribbean --
Lola's Pub & Grill 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro American, Caribbean, Mexican (501) 206-2064
Marin's Restaurant 1.5 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker Caribbean (501) 226-0104
Nook Restaurant 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Caribbean, International, Vegetarian (501) 605-4071
O Restaurant 4.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Caribbean, Latin American (501) 226-4249
Palapa Bar & Grill 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Caribbean, Latin American (501) 226-2528
Pier 366 Seafood House 0.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro Caribbean, French, Fusion (501) 226-2565
Pirate's Treasure 2.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean, Caribbean (501) 668-2156
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
Robin's Kitchen 0.8 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian (501) 651-3583
Roses Grill and Bar 1.3 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker Caribbean (501) 226-0407
Sandy Toes Beach Bar and Grill 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Belizean, Caribbean, Vegetarian (501) 226-2030

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Also worth considering if you really love Caribbean food, there are other categories to tackle, including local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Jambel Jerk Pit Restaurant and Bar (501) 226-3515 Jamaican Central Ambergris Caye
Caroline's Cookin' -- Belizean 0.2 mi. South of Central San Pedro
Island Time (501) 226-4220 Belizean 1.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro
Cafe Cubano (501) 226-3022 Cuban 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Ms. Sara's Kitchen (501) 226-2870 Creole Central Ambergris Caye
Melt Cafe and Beach Bar (501) 226-6358 Belizean 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
The Snack Shack (501) 670-8001 Belizean San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
El Fogon (501) 206-2121 Belizean 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Crazy Canucks Beach Bar and Grill (501) 670-8001 Belizean 0.1 mi. South of Central San Pedro

Visitors often find that the best Caribbean food joints in Belize are the ones you casually come across while journeying to and from your hotel. However, jotting down the names of a couple of dining possibilities on a checklist, means even your fall-back options are good ones. To learn more about the types of food waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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