Creole Cuisine in Belize

During your visit to Belize, expect to have the privilege of deciding between a variety of options when it comes to dining. When your preference is Creole food, you will definitely want to check out the restaurants where this style of cooking is king. And luckily, guests will have access to several restaurants within this culinary category.

With plenty of variety, from the very casual setting of Wendy's Creole Restaurant and Bar to the inviting breakfast, dinner and lunch at Calico Jack's, you are sure to find something you absolutely love.


Take time to get a taste for the group of popular establishments where Creole food is dished out. For each of the options, click to find out more about its hours, location, and other offerings.

Wendy's Creole Restaurant and Bar

Placencia | (501) 523-3335

Located near the middle of Placencia, Wendy's Creole Restaurant and Bar is a logical choice for vacationers thinking about visiting this part of Stann Creek District. Salty, fresh seafood and Creole style eats make for an exciting meal at this colorful establishment. Creole lobster or cheesy shrimp are featured on the entree menu, while lunch might be cow food soup. The options here are truly authentic, not redefined for foreign palates. Wendy's is a gastronomic adventure.

Ms. Sara's Kitchen

Ambergris Caye | (501) 226-2870

Ms. Sara's Kitchen, which is on the premises of Exotic Caye Beach Resort, is on South Coconut Drive; it is 8.5 miles to the north of San Pedro. While more generally known for Creole-inspired cuisine, this possible dining pick eagerly offers their pancakes and sandwiches. No matter what time of day you stop in, breakfast is what you'll find on the menu at Ms. Sara's Kitchen. Bagels, breakfast burritos, waffles, pancakes, french toast, and waffle sandwiches are all options to choose from. Come lunch, you can pick the rotating daily lunch special, or order for a list of sandwiches.

Calico Jack's

(501) 832-2478

Located southeast of Santa Elena, Calico Jack's is a part of Calico Jack’s Village, and is a viable choice for people exploring this area of Belize. If you're curious, San Ignacio is ten miles (16 kilometers) to the west-northwest. Seafood and Creole panache share the same plate at this relaxed eatery. Traditional and exotic dishes are available daily for breakfast, to help break the cycle of the traditional continental hotel breakfast. When it comes time for lunch and dinner, meals are made fresh daily with local produce so everything tastes like it was made at its peak. Although they do offer fresh fish, poultry, and beef, they also have a vegetarian menu. Beverages include water, soft drinks, and local beers, wines, and rums. If you're feeling peckish, snacks are available including burritos, hot dogs, brownies, and cupcakes.

Secret Garden

Placencia | (501) 523-3240

Located near the heart of Placencia, Secret Garden is a viable choice worth considering if you're thinking about exploring this section of Stann Creek District. Both exuberant and exhausted travelers love that this fun little destination is considered casual, so, of course, folks won't need to get dressed up to order and indulge in whatever sounds good. The food is good, especially the breakfast options, but the coffee is fabulous so grab an afternoon espresso drink.

Wish Willys

Caye Caulker | (501) 206-0307

Wish Willys

Wish Willys is situated on Caye Caulker. Although some delight in the general selection of food with Creole flair, the kitchen at Wish Willys is especially proud of their chicken and seafood. Located on the North End of Caye Caulker, Wish Willys is just as much about the experience as it is about the food. The open air spot invited the tropical winds in along with its guests, who will sit at homemade tables and chairs, and enjoy an eclectic selection of music during their meal.

Creole Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Calico Jack's 9.1 mi. Southeast of Central Santa Elena Belize Belizean, Creole, Vegetarian (501) 832-2478
Ms. Sara's Kitchen 1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Ambergris Caye Ambergris Caye Creole, Mexican (501) 226-2870
Omar’s 1.4 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize Creole (501) 523-3236
Secret Garden 1.5 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize Creole (501) 523-3240
The Wild Fig Restaurant Central Belize Belize Creole, Latin American (501) 664-5554
Wendy's Creole Restaurant and Bar 1.6 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize Creole, Spanish (501) 523-3335
Wish Willys Caye Caulker Caye Caulker Creole, Fusion (501) 206-0307

Similar Food

Palapa Bar & Grill

If you're willing to step just outside the box, there are similar flavors to be experienced at local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Log Cab-Inn Restaurant (501) 824-3367 Caribbean 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Ignacio Belize
French Connection (501) 523-3656 French 1.4 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize
Palapa Bar & Grill (501) 226-2528 Caribbean 1.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Nautical Inn Restaurant (501) 523-3595 Caribbean 2.3 mi. North of Central Placencia Belize
Coconut's Seaside Grill (501) 522-2044 Caribbean The vicinity of Dangriga, Central Belize Belize
Wade the Gringo Burgers (501) 643-7428 American 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Miller's Landing Restaurant (501) 523-3010 Caribbean 1.3 mi. North of Central Placencia Belize
Fantoni's Kitchen (501) 630-4752 Belizean 5.7 mi. North of Central Placencia Belize
La Esquinita Deli -- Caribbean 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
La Ceiba Restaurant (501) 824-3350 Caribbean 0.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Ignacio Belize

Sometimes, the most satisfying culinary offerings in Belize are those that you find unexpectedly as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. But, including at least a few delicious-sounding restaurants on your schedule, may put everyone's minds at ease. To learn more about the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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