Latin American Cuisine in Belize

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Throughout Belize, expect to happen upon a delicious array of quick-service, sit-down, and fine dining establishments. Those who adore Latin American cuisine particularly should take note of the restaurants known for these fun flavors. You won't have trouble finding a place either, since there's a surplus of dining options within this cuisine alone.

From the pleasant, informal attitude at Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill to the unmistakable breakfast, dinner and lunch at Benny's Kitchen, you might come across a dish worth sharing - or not, as the case may be.

Take time to pursue the several restaurants serving Latin American cuisine to be found. For each option that interests you, click the name to read more about its hours, location, and other offerings.

Palapa Bar & Grill

San Pedro | (501) 226-2528

Palapa Bar & Grill

Palapa Bar & Grill is located in the northeastern outskirts of San Pedro. This is one local eatery that's enjoyed, not merely for its Latin American themed dishes and of course barbecue, but here they're also quite the favorite for desserts.

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

Maps

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.

La Cabana Restaurant and Bar

Belmopan | (501) 822-1577

Located toward the southwestern outskirts of Belmopan, La Cabana Restaurant and Bar is on Humming Bird Highway. Beautiful seafood and Latin American food are a great pair at this unique dining option.

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

Nahil Mayab Restaurant

Orange Walk | (501) 322-0831

Nahil Mayab Restaurant

Nahil Mayab Restaurant is situated in the heart of Orange Walk. The style of service at this fun favorite is about as casual as they come, and that means visitors can really sit back and enjoy good conversation as they order delicious, down-to-earth eats.

Nahil Mayab has a beautiful, air conditioned interior and an outside patio for a more tropical dining experience. They have a kids play area.

Benny's Kitchen

(501) 823-2541

Benny's Kitchen is located northeast of Banque Viejo del Carmen, a town in Central Belize; it's 5.6 miles to the south west of San Ignacio. For a great way to wind down while enjoying a good plate of Latin American food, don't hesitate to try this local eatery which is a very casual establishment.

Start off by ordering one of the official national drinks of Belize, a Belkin or a Fanta, as you look over the menu and see what the Mayan people traditionally eat. Options include chicken with mole sauce; stew pork with rice, beans, and plantains; and cow foot soup.

La Ceiba Restaurant

San Ignacio | (501) 824-3350

Set along the southern outskirts of San Ignacio, La Ceiba Restaurant is located at Ka Ana Resort. Fresh seafood and Latin American panache play nicely together at this well-liked restaurant.

Fresh ingredients are the key to providing guests with flavorful and healthful dishes, so La Ceiba makes sure to utilize produce directly from the resort's private organic garden as much as is possible. Some of their top selling items include Chaya and Eggs, Don Oscaras Nachos, Garifuna Sere Soup, and Maya Dukunu.

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 --

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Lone Star Grill & Cantina

You may crave something slightly different, in which case maybe you should explore related flavor profiles at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Hot Taco (501) 675-7000 Mexican 0.4 mi. North of Central San Ignacio Belize
Micky's Restaurant (501) 226-2223 Mexican 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
J. Dee's Restaurant and Bar (501) 503-3351 Mexican Stann Creek District Belize
Puccini's (501) 822-1366 Mexican 0.4 mi. West of Central Belmopan Belize
Cactus Plaza (501) 422-0394 Mexican 0.4 mi. South West of Central Corozal Belize
Lamanai Riverside Restaurant (501) 302-3955 Mexican 0.7 mi. East of Central Orange Walk Belize
Caliente (501) 2236-2170 Mexican 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Habaneros Restaurant (501) 226-0487 Mexican 1.3 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker
Lone Star Grill & Cantina (501) 226-4666 Tex-Mex 1.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Wet Lizard (501) 610-4316 Tex-Mex Fort George, Central Belize Belize

Some of the best cuisines in Belize are the ones that you stumble upon while walking around during the day. But of course, that doesn't mean you can't make a list of specific places to try. To learn more information about the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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