Latin American Cuisine in Belize

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While exploring Belize, expect to be overwhelmed by the delicious array of options when it comes to dining. If you're admittedly obsessed with Latin American food, you won't want to miss the places that do it best. When it comes to availability, there's an enormous pool of restaurants for this type of food alone.

With everything from the very casual destination known as Celi’s Restaurant to the tasty breakfast, dinner and lunch at Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant, you could encounter a dish that suits your taste - and budget.

Take time to get a taste for this full list of restaurants serving Latin American cuisine throughout Belize. Click each option to view more information about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Palapa Bar & Grill

San Pedro | (501) 226-2528

Palapa Bar & Grill

Set in the northeastern outskirts of San Pedro, Palapa Bar & Grill is on Tres Cocos Street. Sure to please everyone, Palapa Bar & Grill isn't just Latin American themed dishes and of course barbecue, but they're also masters of desserts.

While you're still on solid ground, choose from chicken wings, sausage dip, pulled pork sandwiches, smoked fish spread and many house specialties. Keep it simple with onion rings or a simple hamburger if you're not feeling adventurous. Their huge half-pound hamburger is a big seller. Don't leave without sampling their very sinful deep fried bacon drizzled in chocolate! Every order is made fresh, never frozen.

Celi’s Restaurant

San Pedro | (501) 226-2014

Celi’s Restaurant, which is part of San Pedro Holiday Hotel, is located near the middle of San Pedro. Though one might say the overall focus is Latin American-inspired cuisine, this visitor favorite will recommend their best: hamburgers and seafood.

Maps

This restaurant has got the preparation of seafood down to a delicious science, so you can never go wrong ordering from the menu of conch, fresh caught fish, shrimp, and lobster. They are also serve up a great burger, and on Wednesdays nights they have a popular beach barbecue.

The Wild Fig Restaurant

Stann Creek District | (501) 664-5554

The Wild Fig Restaurant, part of Bocawina Rainforest Resort, is located south of Pomona Valley, in Stann Creek District; it is 11 miles (17 and a half kilometers) to the west of Dangriga. Head on over to Stann Creek District when you're feeling like a knock-out serving of barbecue.

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

O Restaurant

Ambergris Caye | (501) 226-4249

O Restaurant , part of Las Terrazas Resort, is on North Beach; it is 4.5 miles to the northeast of San Pedro. Considered a casual place to eat, it's often reserved for lazy days outdoors.

The varying blue hues that decorate O are reminiscent of the ocean, giving the restaurant a cool underwater feel.

Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant

(501) 822-3320

Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant

Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant is located 16.1 miles south west of Belmopan, a town in Central Belize; it's 13.8 miles to the southeast of San Ignacio. When you and your hungry companions are seeking memorable Latin American cuisine that's far from prim and proper, this simple restaurant is a pretty good choice.

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.

Guests with dietary needs are encouraged to let the kitchen staff know. Vegan, vegetarian, and children's menus are available upon request.

Latin American Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Antojitos San Telmo 0.5 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Latin American (501) 226-4575
Asha’s Culture Kitchen 0.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Punta Gorda Belize Latin American (501) 632-8025
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
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 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 1.2 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 Truck Stop 2.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Asian, Latin American, Vegetarian (501) 226-3663
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 (501) 633-0931

Similar Food

Wet Lizard

When seeking variety that doesn't stray too far, perhaps you'll want the familiar flavors at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
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
Rolson Cocina and Cantina (501) 824-2730 Mexican San Ignacio, Western part of Belize Belize
Habaneros Restaurant (501) 226-0487 Mexican 1.3 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker
Lola's Pub & Grill (501) 206-2064 Mexican 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
J. Dee's Restaurant and Bar (501) 503-3351 Mexican Stann Creek District Belize
Caliente (501) 226-2170 Mexican 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Wild Mangos (501) 226-2859 Tex-Mex 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Wet Lizard (501) 610-4316 Tex-Mex Fort George, Central Belize Belize
Lamanai Riverside Restaurant (501) 302-3955 Mexican 0.7 mi. East of Central Orange Walk Belize

Some of the best kitchens, cafes, and dining rooms in Belize are those that you stumble upon during your exploration of different cities. Of course, it doesn't hurt to plan on visiting specific venues. To discover much more regarding the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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