Latin American Cuisine on Ambergris Caye

Almost everywhere in Belize, you'll come upon a diverse set of places to eat. Latin American food lovers should pay attention to those restaurants known for this style of cooking. You and your hungry sidekicks will find a pretty good variety of places that feature it on their menus.

With everything from the very casual destination known as Waruguma to the unmistakable breakfast, dinner and lunch at El Zafiro, there's something special waiting for each visitor and style of vacation.

The following list allows you to preview this full list of restaurants serving Latin American cuisine awaiting Belize's guests. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to view more information about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

Elvi's Kitchen

San Pedro | (501) 226-2176

Set toward the center of San Pedro, Elvi's Kitchen is on Pescador Drive. Consider stopping by San Pedro when you want the familiar, inviting flavor profile of chicken.

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.

El Zafiro

Ambergris Caye | (501) 670-2480

El Zafiro, which is on the premises of Sapphire Beach Resort, is a popular choice that's worth considering if you're thinking about spending some time visiting the island; it is 9.7 miles to the north-northeast of San Pedro. Seafood (of course) and Latin American cuisine share the same plate at this enjoyable restaurant.

"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.

Celi’s Restaurant

San Pedro | (501) 226-2014

Celi’s Restaurant, a part of San Pedro Holiday Hotel, can be found in the heart of San Pedro. Perhaps you could guess that this place is best known for Latin American cooking and their signature staple of hamburgers, but we shouldn't forget they're also masters of seafood.

This restaurant 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.

O Restaurant

Ambergris Caye | (501) 226-4249

O Restaurant , which is on the premises of Las Terrazas Resort, is a viable choice for you to consider if you're thinking about exploring this part of the island; it is 4.5 miles to the northeast of San Pedro. Considering this is a casual place to eat, it's perfect for a delicious, but not elaborate, meal.

The varying blue hues that decorate O are reminiscent of the ocean, giving the restaurant a cool underwater feel.

Palapa Bar & Grill

San Pedro | (501) 226-2528

Palapa Bar & Grill

Positioned in the northeastern outskirts of San Pedro, Palapa Bar & Grill is on Tres Cocos Street. When it comes to specialty Latin American-inspired cuisine, this place is known for its barbecue and desserts.

The location of The Palapa Bar and Grill is like none other, set 300 feet out over the beautiful Caribbean. You can sit under the shade of the Palapa thatch, enjoy the beautiful breeze and view of the reef or sit on the sun decks to work on your tan. There is nothing like floating in the inner tubes with your ice cold beer being lowered down to you in a bucket. Stools surround the bar, and Adirondack chairs sit on top of the deck, allowing guests to eat and take in the view.

Latin American Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Antojitos San Telmo 0.5 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Caribbean, Latin American (501) 226-4575
Celi’s Restaurant 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Latin American (501) 226-2014
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
Elvi's Kitchen 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Latin American, Mexican (501) 226-2176
Hidden Treasure 0.9 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Caribbean, Latin American (501) 226-4111
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
Popeye's Bar 1.4 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker Latin American (501) 604-9168
Pupuseria Tipico Salvadoreno 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Latin American (501) 627-3865
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

Similar Food

You may crave something slightly different, in which case you'll find commonality between the restaurants above and local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Lola's Pub & Grill (501) 206-2064 Mexican 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Wild Mangos (501) 226-2859 Tex-Mex 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Caliente (501) 226-2170 Mexican 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Caliente (501) 2236-2170 Mexican 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Ms. Sara's Kitchen (501) 226-2870 Mexican Central Ambergris Caye Ambergris Caye
Habaneros Restaurant (501) 226-0487 Mexican 1.3 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best culinary offerings in Belize are those you run into naturally while walking the streets near your hotel. But, including at least a couple interesting-sounding restaurants in your travel plans, is encouraged even for flexible travelers. To learn more details regarding the types of food available to you, check out this page.

 

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