Mexican Cuisine in Belize

During your travels through Belize, you'll be impressed by the diverse set of restaurant gems preparing local ingredients. But guests who seek Mexican cuisine in particular will definitely want to check out the places that do it best. When hunger strikes, you'll find there's an incredible amount of choices for this cuisine.

With lots to try, from the very casual backdrop at Ms. Sara's Kitchen to the beautiful smells of dinner and lunch at Puccini's, it really is possible to find the dish worth sharing - or not, as the case may be.


The list below allows you to pursue this full list of Mexican establishments available in Belize. Click on one of the options to read more about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.


San Pedro | (501) 2236-2170

Positioned near the heart of San Pedro, Caliente is a part of Spindrift Hotel Resort, and is a viable option for people thinking about going to this town and adjacent locations. Out-of-towners who are in the mood for tacos will fully love dining here during a trip to San Pedro. Although margaritas are really the most popularly ordered item on the menu, Mexican-Caribbean is their style, with free chips and salsa served with every meal and fresh guacamole offering a refreshing topping. They are know for their curries, ginger rum shrimp, blackened snapper, Jalisco snapper, and authentic sauces. Stop by on Friday for Taco Night, where they offer half price Margaritas, and they have recently added salbutes as a lunch special on Wednesdays.

Ms. Sara's Kitchen

Ambergris Caye | (501) 226-2870

Ms. Sara's Kitchen, part of Exotic Caye Beach Resort, is a good choice worth considering if you are going to explore this side of the island; it's eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) to the north of San Pedro. Perhaps you could guess that this place is best known for Mexican goodies, which yes, includes pancakes, but here 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.

Caramba Restaurant

San Pedro | (501) 226-4321

Caramba Restaurant is located near the middle of San Pedro. Fresh seafood and Mexican flavors both share the spotlight at this informal dining option. Not only does Caramba specialize in Mexican and Caribbean fare, but you can bring your own days catch from the sea and the cook will prepare it how you so choose.

Elvi's Kitchen

San Pedro | (501) 226-2176

Elvi's Kitchen is located just outside the heart of San Pedro. Travelers that desire chicken will fully enjoy stopping here during a visit to San Pedro. Fish, seafood and more fish abound at Elvi's Kitchen, but you can get some chicken too. Leave the vegetarian at home, unless they're content to drink delicious cocktails all night from Elvi's bar.

The Shak

Placencia | (501) 622-1686

The Shak is situated just beyond the the center of Placencia. Looking for Indian food, but smoothies in particular? No matter your expectations for dining, there's no shame in it being a must-do item on your list. Breakfast is served all day long, alongside healthy Indian and Mexican dishes.

Mexican Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Cactus Plaza 0.6 mi. South of Central Corozal Belize Mexican (501) 422-0394
Caliente 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Mexican (501) 2236-2170
Caramba Restaurant 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Mexican (501) 226-4321
Cocina Caramba 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Continental, Mexican (501) 603-1652
Elvi's Kitchen 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Latin American, Mexican (501) 226-2176
Habanero Bakery Placencia Belize Mexican (501) 523-3565
Habaneros Restaurant 1.3 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker Mexican (501) 226-0487
Hot Taco 0.4 mi. North of Central San Ignacio Belize Mexican (501) 675-7000
J. Dee's Restaurant and Bar Stann Creek District Belize International, Mexican (501) 503-3351
La Hora Taco 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Mexican (501) 629-6757
Lamanai Riverside Restaurant 0.7 mi. East of Central Orange Walk Belize Caribbean, Mexican (501) 302-3955
Locals Restaurant 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Mexican (501) 635-0518
Micky's Restaurant 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye International, Mexican (501) 226-2223
Ms. Sara's Kitchen 1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Ambergris Caye Ambergris Caye Creole, Mexican (501) 226-2870
My Secret Deli 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Mexican (501) 226-3223
Puccini's 0.4 mi. West of Central Belmopan Belize Italian, Mexican (501) 822-1366
Purple Toucan Bar 0.6 mi. East of Central Corozal Belize Caribbean, Fusion, Mexican (501) 402-0157
Rolson Cocina and Cantina San Ignacio, Western part of Belize Belize Mexican (501) 824-2730
The Shak 1.6 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize Indian, Mexican (501) 622-1686

Similar Food

Wet Lizard

If your preferences are flexible, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
La Cabana Restaurant and Bar (501) 822-1577 Latin American 1.0 mi. South West of Central Belmopan Belize
Celi’s Restaurant (501) 226-2014 Latin American 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
O Restaurant (501) 226-4249 Latin American 4.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Benny's Kitchen (501) 823-2541 Latin American 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central Banque Viejo del Carmen Belize
Wet Lizard (501) 610-4316 Tex-Mex Fort George, Central Belize Belize
Asha’s Culture Kitchen (501) 632-8025 Latin American 0.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Punta Gorda Belize
Waruguma -- Latin American 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
The Wild Fig Restaurant (501) 664-5554 Latin American Central Belize Belize
Da Lazy Fish -- Latin American 0.3 mi. West of Central Punta Gorda Belize
Nerries (501) 223-4028 Latin American Fort George, Central Belize Belize

Some of the most memorable kitchens, cafes, and dining rooms in Belize are the ones that you didn't think you'd ever wander into while journeying to and from your hotel. But, jotting down at least a few reliable-looking restaurants on your itinerary, means even your fall-back options are good ones. To learn much more regarding the kinds of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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