Caribbean Cuisine in Belize

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Classic Caribbean fare is cherished by tourists and locals, perhaps because chefs use explosive spices, produce from the land, and unbelievably fresh seafood. In terms of availability, there's dozens of restaurants for food prepared in this style.

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With many options, from the very casual attitude at Caoba Restaurant & Grill to the fantastic dinner and lunch at Blue Iguana Grille, there's a menu suited for each type of traveler and all types of budgets.

The following list allows you to peek at this full list of Caribbean eateries to be found. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to discover the details about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Caliente

San Pedro | (501) 2236-2170

Caliente, on the premises of Spindrift Hotel Resort, is located just beyond the the center of San Pedro. Got tacos on the brain? If so, you may as well make this place the one thing everyone will harmonize over.

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.

Hidden Treasure

San Pedro | (501) 226-4111

Hidden Treasure

Set toward the center of San Pedro, Hidden Treasure is a viable choice worth considering if you are going to be visiting this town and nearby areas. When the boisterous crew is anticipating delicious Caribbean food in a welcoming setting, this breezy restaurant is just the thing.

Rustic elegance is the theme here, with an open air, wooden cabana-style building decked out in luxurious linens and complimented by twinkling lights that offer a romantic air in the evening.

Wet Lizard

Fort George | (501) 610-4316

Wet Lizard

Wet Lizard, which is part of Tourism Village, is located in Fort George, near the heart of Belize City. Although some delight in the general selection of Caribbean cuisine, this local spot boasts about their hamburgers and seafood.

Everything you would expect to find at a bar in the United States is on the menu here, including burgers and fries, but there are also a local dishes like conch fritters and coconut shrimp as well as a Tex-Mex menu.

Crystal Paradis Restaurant

(501) 834-4016

Crystal Paradis Restaurant is a part of Crystal Paradise Resort. If you're wondering, San Ignacio is approximately two miles (approximately three kilometers) to the northwest. For a convenient, fuss-free place to start eating tasty Caribbean cuisine, stop by this local option where the vibe is very casual.

The dining room is set under a thatched roof in an open air environment where you can listen to birds chirp and listen as the wind rustles through the breeze. All meals are served family style as guests sit at long tables on benches.

La Cabana Restaurant and Bar

Belmopan | (501) 822-1577

Located in the southwestern outskirts of Belmopan, La Cabana Restaurant and Bar is on Humming Bird Highway. Fresh seafood and Caribbean cuisine make a nice pair at this favorite eatery.

Set in a thatch roof hut on the beach, La Cabana is perfectly laid back and thoroughly "beach-y."

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Agave Restaurant and Lounge 1.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker Caribbean, Fusion, Mediterranean (501) 226-0403
Aguada Hotel Restaurant 1.9 mi. Northeast of Central San Ignacio Belize Belizean, Caribbean (501) 804-3609
Ambergris Brewing Company 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye American, Caribbean (501) 206-2533
Antojitos San Telmo 0.5 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Latin American (501) 226-4575
Auntie Luba's Kitchen 0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central Placencia Belize Caribbean (800) 746-3743
Blue Iguana Grille 1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Ambergris Caye Ambergris Caye Caribbean (501) 226-3038
Bull Frog Inn Restaurant 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central Belmopan Belize Caribbean, Spanish (501) 822-2111
Caliente 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Mexican (501) 2236-2170
Caliente 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian (501) 226-2170
Caoba Restaurant & Grill 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Ignacio Belize Caribbean, International (501) 824-3300
Capriccio 3.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Riversdale Belize Caribbean, Italian (501) 533-4117
Casa del Caballo Blanco Restaurant 1.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Bullet Tree Falls Belize Caribbean (707) 974-4942
Chak Ek 0.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Ambergris Caye Ambergris Caye Caribbean (501) 662-7356
Chateau Caribbean Fort George, Central Belize Belize Asian, Caribbean (501) 223-1326
China Town Palace Restaurant Caye Caulker Caye Caulker Caribbean, Chinese (502) 226-0368
Coconut's Seaside Grill The vicinity of Dangriga, Central Belize Belize Caribbean (501) 522-2044
Cozy Corner Restaurant 0.5 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize Caribbean (501) 523-3540
Crave Restaurant 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean (501) 226-3211
Crystal Paradis Restaurant 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central San Ignacio Belize Caribbean (501) 834-4016
DeTach 0.4 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize Caribbean (501) 503-3385
DeTatch Seafood and Grill 0.4 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize Caribbean (501) 523-3148
Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye American, Caribbean, Creole, Cuban, Italian, Latin American, Mexican, Vegetarian --
El Divino Restaurant 0.7 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Vegetarian (501) 226-3890
El Patio Restaurant 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean (501) 226-3063
El Pescador Restaurant 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean (501) 226-2975
El Zafiro 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Ambergris Caye Ambergris Caye Caribbean, European, Latin American (501) 670-2480
Estel's Dine By The Sea 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean (501) 226-2019
Finn and Martini 1.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Belizean, Caribbean, International, Spanish, Vegetarian (501) 623-4789
Hidden Treasure 0.9 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Latin American (501) 226-4111
Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant 16.1 mi. South West of Central Belmopan Belize Caribbean, Latin American (501) 822-3320
Iguana Juan's Restaurant and Bar 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye American, Belizean, Caribbean, Vegetarian (919) 400-7654
La Cabana Restaurant and Bar 1.0 mi. South West of Central Belmopan Belize Caribbean, Latin American (501) 822-1577
La Ceiba Restaurant 0.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Ignacio Belize Caribbean, Latin American (501) 824-3350
La Esquinita Deli 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean --
Lamanai Riverside Restaurant 0.7 mi. East of Central Orange Walk Belize Caribbean, Mexican (501) 302-3955
Log Cab-Inn Restaurant 0.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Ignacio Belize Caribbean (501) 824-3367
Lola's Pub & Grill 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye American, Caribbean, Mexican (501) 206-2064
Marin's Restaurant 1.5 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker Caribbean (501) 226-0104
Maya Beach Bistro 6.7 mi. North of Central Placencia Belize Caribbean, Contemporary (501) 533-8040
Maya Mountain Restaurant 1.3 mi. East of Central San Ignacio Belize Caribbean (501) 824-2164
Miller's Landing Restaurant 2.2 mi. North of Central Placencia Belize Caribbean, Italian (501) 523-3010
Nautical Inn Restaurant 3.2 mi. North of Central Placencia Belize Caribbean (501) 523-3595
Nerie's Restaurant Belize City, Central Belize Belize Caribbean (501) 224-5199
Nook Restaurant 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, International, Vegetarian (501) 605-4071
O Restaurant 4.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Latin American (501) 226-4249
Palapa Bar & Grill 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Latin American (501) 226-2528
Pier 366 Seafood House 0.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, French, Fusion (501) 226-2565
Pirate's Treasure 2.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Belizean, Caribbean (501) 668-2156
Portofino Restaurant 6.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, European, Fusion (501) 678-5096
Rain Restaurant & Rooftop Terrace 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Mediterranean, Vegan (501) 226-4000
Riverside Café Dangriga, Central Belize Belize Caribbean (501) 669-1473
Robin's Kitchen 0.8 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian (501) 651-3583
Roses Grill and Bar 1.3 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker Caribbean (501) 226-0407
Sandy Toes Beach Bar and Grill 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Belizean, Caribbean, Vegetarian (501) 226-2030
Singanga Restaurant Hopkins, Central Belize Belize Caribbean, Fusion (844) 235-4930
Sobre Las Olas Restaurant and Bar Caye Caulker Caye Caulker Belizean, Caribbean (501) 222243
The Galley 0.8 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize Belizean, Caribbean (501) 523-3133
Wet Lizard Fort George, Central Belize Belize American, Caribbean, Tex-Mex (501) 610-4316
Y-Not Grill & Bar 1.1 mi. South West of Central Corozal Belize Caribbean (501) 422-2055

Similar Food

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If you're willing to step just outside the box, you might like distinctly different, but still related local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Jambel Jerk Pit Restaurant and Bar (501) 226-3515 Jamaican 5.3 mi. North of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Sweet Mama's (501) 523-3565 Belizean Placencia Belize
The Snack Shack (501) 670-8001 Belizean San Pedro, Northeastern part of Belize Ambergris Caye
Chaa Creek Restaurant (877) 709-8708 Belizean 3.0 mi. South of Central San Ignacio Belize
Jungle Terrace (800) 627-8227 Belizean 16.1 mi. Northeast of Central Crooked Tree Belize
Rumfish Y Vino (501) 523-3293 Belizean 0.7 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize
Charlie's (501) 522-2243 Belizean Central Belize South Water Caye
The Wild Fig Restaurant (501) 664-5554 Creole Central Belize Belize
Nouveau Jungle Cuisine (800) 627-8227 Belizean 16.1 mi. Northeast of Central Crooked Tree Belize
Omar’s (501) 523-3236 Creole 0.6 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best places to have Caribbean cuisine in Belize are those you didn't expect to find yourself craving while journeying to and from your hotel. But, noting a handful of restaurant possibilities in your daily agenda, is encouraged even for flexible travelers. To learn more information regarding the types of food waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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