Creole Cuisine in Belize

While staying in Belize, you'll come upon a great number of options when it comes to dining. When your preference is Creole food, you won't want to miss those restaurants where it's always on the menu. In this destination overall, there's quite a broad selection of places where you can order dishes prepped in this style.

With everything from the informal attitude at Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill to the lingering deliciousness of breakfast and lunch at Ms. Sara's Kitchen, there's something in store for each visitor and for that special evening you're planning too.


Below, get a taste for the enticing set of places at which to sample Creole eats. You can click each restaurant's name to see the full article about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

Wendy's Creole Restaurant and Bar

Placencia | (501) 523-3335

Wendy's Creole Restaurant and Bar is found toward the center of Placencia. Fresh fish and Creole cuisine play nicely together at this chilled-out eatery.

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.

The Wild Fig Restaurant

Stann Creek District | (501) 664-5554

Located south of Pomona Valley, The Wild Fig Restaurant is a part of Bocawina Rainforest Resort, and is a logical choice for you to consider if you're going to explore this part of Belize. It is 10.8 miles west of Dangriga. Hoping to indulge a bit on barbecue during your stay? In any case, there's no shame in it being a priority on your agenda.

Like much of the Bocawina Rainforest Resort, The Wild Fig is in a wood-thatched building that fits right in to its jungle environment.

Calico Jack's

(501) 832-2478

Located southeast of Santa Elena, Calico Jack's is on the same premises as Calico Jack’s Village. It is 10.0 miles east-southeast of San Ignacio. Fresh catches from and Creole flavors both describe the best dishes at this completely casual favorite.

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 toward the center of Placencia, Secret Garden is a smart choice worth considering if you are going to explore this part of Stann Creek District. If you're not looking to doll-up before having a good plate of Creole fare, don't hesitate to try this local option where the setting is casual.

The food is good, especially the breakfast options, but the coffee is fabulous so grab an afternoon espresso drink.

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. Not only is this restaurant famed for Creole goodies, which yes, includes pancakes, but they're also masters of 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.

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
Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye American, Caribbean, Creole, Cuban, Italian, Latin American, Mexican, Vegetarian --
Ms. Sara's Kitchen 1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Ambergris Caye Ambergris Caye Creole, Mexican (501) 226-2870
Omar’s 0.6 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize Creole (501) 523-3236
Secret Garden 0.7 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 0.8 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 seek even more options in this same genre, you will find similar ingredients and influences at local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Coconut's Seaside Grill (501) 522-2044 Caribbean The vicinity of Dangriga, Central Belize Belize
Crave Restaurant (501) 226-3211 Caribbean 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Palapa Bar & Grill (501) 226-2528 Caribbean 1.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Old Belize Bar and Grill (501) 222-5588 Belizean Belize City, Central Belize Belize
Casa del Caballo Blanco Restaurant (707) 974-4942 Caribbean 1.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Bullet Tree Falls Belize
La Ceiba Restaurant (501) 824-3350 Caribbean 0.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Ignacio Belize
Green Parrot Beach Houses's Restaurant (501) 533-8188 Belizean 6.9 mi. Northeast of Central Alabama Warf Belize
Chaa Creek Restaurant (877) 709-8708 Belizean 3.0 mi. South of Central San Ignacio Belize
Nouveau Jungle Cuisine (800) 627-8227 Belizean 16.1 mi. Northeast of Central Crooked Tree Belize
Therese's Home Cooking (501) 523-7020 Belizean Hopkins, Central Belize Belize

Oftentimes, the best dining options in Belize are those that you find suddenly while walking around during the day. However, keeping a few different places on your schedule, will keep your mind at ease. To read much more regarding the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.


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