Latin American Cuisine in Belize

While staying in Belize, expect to have the privilege of deciding between a variety of restaurants and other dining options. Latin American food lovers should check out those restaurants serving this favorite. When it's time to narrow the list, you'll find there's dozens of restaurants for food prepared in this style.

With so much to try, from the informal backdrop at Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill to the tasty breakfast, dinner and lunch at El Zafiro, there is a choice for every visitor and any style of dining desired.

The following list allows you to browse the numerous restaurants serving Latin American cuisine available. On each restaurant's name, click to view more information about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

Palapa Bar & Grill

San Pedro | (501) 226-2528

Palapa Bar & Grill

Positioned in the northeastern outskirts of San Pedro, Palapa Bar & Grill is a logical selection worth considering if you are going to explore this town and the surrounding area. As part of their panel of food with Latin American flair, the kitchen at Palapa Bar & Grill is particularly known for its barbecue and desserts. <p>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</p> <p>you can sit on our sun decks and work on your tan. The best is part is being able to float in the inner tubes and have your ice cold beer lowered down to you by the bucket from one of the members of the staff. Stools also surround the bar, allowing guests to eat and take in the view, plus Adirondack chairs and small side tables on the top sundeck. Finally, there are three picnic tables downstairs.</p>

Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant

(501) 822-3320

Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant

Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant is found 16.1 miles south west of Belmopan, a town in Central Belize; it's 13.8 miles to the southeast of San Ignacio. Considered a casual place to eat, it's great when you don't want to get too fancy. <p>Authentic Maya and Mesito flavors steal the show at Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are important, and many ingredients used are either grown on site or bought fresh daily from local markets. All baked goods are made fresh in the kitchen, and the coffee is grown, roasted, and ground on property as well.</p> <p>Guests with dietary needs are encouraged to let the kitchen staff know. Vegan, vegetarian, and children's menus are available upon request.</p>

Hidden Treasure

San Pedro | (501) 226-4111

Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure is located just beyond the the center of San Pedro. Definitely deemed a casual place to have a meal, it's convenient, plus great for quicker, quality meals. <p>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.</p>

El Zafiro

Ambergris Caye | (501) 670-2480

El Zafiro is located at Sapphire Beach Resort, and is a good option that's worth considering if you're visiting this side of the island. In case you're wondering, San Pedro is nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) to the south-southwest. Salty, fresh seafood and Latin American style eats both describe the best dishes at this favorite dining option. <p>"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.</p>

The Wild Fig Restaurant

Stann Creek District | (501) 664-5554

Set south of Pomona Valley, The Wild Fig Restaurant is on the premises of Bocawina Rainforest Resort, and is a viable choice worth considering if you're exploring this part of Belize. From the restaurant, Dangriga is 11 miles (17 and a half kilometers) to the east. Hoping to indulge a bit on barbecue during your stay? No matter your expectations for dining, you should think of this place as the one thing everyone will harmonize over. <p>Using fresh ingredients and local cuisines, The Wild Fig offers up and authentic taste of Belize and Central America. Additionally, they also serve some delicious Creole meals and smoked BBQ that make a tasty addition to any day. If you have any dietary needs, be sure to let them know, as they can be flexible if given advanced notice.</p>

Latin American Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Antojitos San Telmo 0.1 mi. East of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Latin American --
Asha’s Culture Kitchen 0.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Punta Gorda Belize Latin American (501) 632-8025
Bamboo Grill 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker Latin American (501) 607-1514
Benny's Kitchen 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central Banque Viejo del Carmen Belize Latin American (501) 823-2541
Celi’s Restaurant 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Latin American (501) 226-2014
Da Lazy Fish 0.3 mi. West of Central Punta Gorda Belize Latin American --
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 Sazon 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Latin American --
El Zafiro 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Ambergris Caye Ambergris Caye Caribbean, European, Latin American (501) 670-2480
Elvi's Kitchen 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Latin American, Mexican (501) 226-2176
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
King Burger Restaurant Dangriga, Central Belize Belize International, Latin American --
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
Mar’s Belizean Downtown Belize City Belize Latin American (501) 223-9046
Nahil Mayab Restaurant Orange Walk, Northern part of Belize Belize Latin American (501) 322-0831
Nerries Fort George, Central Belize Belize Latin American (501) 223-4028
O Restaurant 4.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Latin American (501) 226-4249
Palapa Bar & Grill 1.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Latin American (501) 226-2528
Popeye's Bar 1.4 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker Latin American (501) 604-9168
Pupuseria Tipico Salvadoreno 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Latin American (501) 627-3865
The Wild Fig Restaurant Central Belize Belize Creole, Latin American (501) 664-5554
Waruguma 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Latin American --

Similar Food

Lone Star Grill & Cantina

If your heart's not set on this cuisine in particular, you might like distinctly different, but still related local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Tacklebox Bar and Grill (501) 226-4313 Tex-Mex San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Caramba Restaurant (501) 226-4321 Mexican 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
J. Dee's Restaurant and Bar (501) 503-3351 Mexican Stann Creek District Belize
Habanero Bakery (501) 523-3565 Mexican Placencia Belize
Hot Taco (501) 675-7000 Mexican 0.4 mi. North of Central San Ignacio Belize
Lone Star Grill & Cantina (501) 226-4666 Tex-Mex 1.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Caliente (501) 2236-2170 Mexican 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
The Shak (501) 622-1686 Mexican 0.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Placencia Belize
Cactus Plaza (501) 422-0394 Mexican 0.4 mi. South West of Central Corozal Belize
Cocina Caramba (501) 603-1652 Mexican 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye

Guests often find that the best culinary offerings in Belize are those you find unexpectedly as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. At the same time, you can't go wrong when you have a few favorites on the itinerary. To read more information regarding the dining options available to you, check out this page.

 

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