Contemporary Cuisine in Belize

If you're a big fan of contemporary food, don't miss out on an opportunity to indulge yourself. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, you can still find a couple of places in Belize where you can sample this kind of food.

With everything from the fine dining setting of Maya Beach Bistro to the cafes whose top dishes are worth returning for, there's something for every traveler and for that special evening you're planning too.


Take time to preview the few delicious contemporary eateries you'll have the chance to check out while vacationing nearby. On each restaurant's name, click to read the full article about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Maya Beach Bistro

Stann Creek District | (501) 533-8040

Maya Beach Bistro, which is part of Maya Beach Hotel, can be found in Stann Creek District, in Belize; approximately six and a half miles (11 kilometers) to the north of Placencia. Salty, fresh seafood and contemporary fare share the same plate at this notable fine dining establishment.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner items or order off their small plate menu for a lighter portion. The menu pulls from Belizean traditions as well as other tropical influences. Many of the flavor pairings are both contemporary and unique. Coconut, spices, vegetables and meats grown on small local farms, as well as abundant local seafood are featured throughout the menu. Creative sauces and unexpected culinary touches further elevate the dining experience.

Mesa Cafe

San Pedro | (501) 226-3444

Located toward the center of San Pedro, Mesa Cafe is on the premises of Vilma Linda Plaza, and is a logical choice that's worth considering if you're going to spend some time exploring this town and the surrounding area. As part of their panel of contemporary culinary creations, this potential favorite is especially proud of their coffee and sandwiches.

The deep blue-violet paint job on the exterior of Mesa Cafe makes it hard to miss, while inside the decor is reminiscent of a bistro.

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best places to try any cuisine in Belize are those that you casually come across while walking the streets near your hotel. Then again, it's still a good idea to learn about dining in a particular region in advance. To read much more concerning the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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