Mexican Cuisine in Belize

While staying in Belize, expect to encounter a wide range of places to dine. Can't resist Mexican food during your holiday here? Guests can't afford to miss the various establishments that dub it their specialty. Across Belize, visitors will find more than enough restaurants that offer this favorite.

From the informal destination known as Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill to the crave-inducing dinner and lunch at Elvi's Kitchen, there's a menu for every guest and style of vacation.


Below, you can preview the several restaurants specializing in Mexican food awaiting Belize's guests. For each of the options, click to read more about its location, style, and more.


San Pedro | (501) 2236-2170

Situated toward the center of San Pedro, Caliente is located at Spindrift Hotel Resort. People that are in the mood for tacos will fully enjoy eating here during a visit to San Pedro.

Everything is super casual and laid back here, down to the miniature toy donkey who wears a colorful sombrero. The restaurant is also known for stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.

Elvi's Kitchen

San Pedro | (501) 226-2176

Positioned near the middle of San Pedro, Elvi's Kitchen is a viable option worth considering if you're going to be visiting this town and nearby areas. Looking for chicken within the Latin American food genre? If so, remember the name Elvi's Kitchen and make it the one thing everyone will harmonize over.

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.

Ms. Sara's Kitchen

Ambergris Caye | (501) 226-2870

Ms. Sara's Kitchen, part of Exotic Caye Beach Resort, is on South Coconut Drive; it is 8.5 miles to the north of San Pedro. It's worth noting that within the genre of Mexican cuisine, this visitor favorite is particularly known for its pancakes and 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.

Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill

San Pedro

Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill is located toward the center of San Pedro. Not only is this restaurant famed for Mexican creations and one favorite, barbecue, but here they're also known for putting out great hamburgers.

This is the perfect place for families and large groups because they serve delicious Mexican and Creole inspired dishes at amazing prices. Locals are regulars and love spending time meeting tourists from all over the world. Great place to grab a quick bite, large meal or happy hour drinks with friends.

The Shak

Placencia | (501) 622-1686

The Shak can be found near the center of Placencia. Hoping to indulge a bit on smoothies during your stay? Actually, either way consider making this fun restaurant a permanent plan in your vacation agenda.

Breakfast is served all day long, alongside healthy Indian and Mexican dishes.

Mexican Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Cactus Plaza 0.4 mi. South West of Central Corozal Belize Mexican (501) 422-0394
Caliente 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian (501) 226-2170
Caliente 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Caribbean, Mexican (501) 2236-2170
Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye American, Caribbean, Creole, Cuban, Italian, Latin American, Mexican, Vegetarian --
Elvi's Kitchen 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Latin American, Mexican (501) 226-2176
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
Lamanai Riverside Restaurant 0.7 mi. East of Central Orange Walk Belize Caribbean, Mexican (501) 302-3955
Lola's Pub & Grill 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye American, Caribbean, Mexican (501) 206-2064
Ms. Sara's Kitchen 1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Ambergris Caye Ambergris Caye Creole, Mexican (501) 226-2870
Puccini's 0.4 mi. West of Central Belmopan Belize Italian, Mexican (501) 822-1366
Rolson Cocina and Cantina San Ignacio, Western part of Belize Belize Mexican (501) 824-2730
The Shak 0.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Placencia Belize Indian, Mexican (501) 622-1686

Similar Food

Wet Lizard

If you're willing to step just outside the box, you will find similar ingredients and influences at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Celi’s Restaurant (501) 226-2014 Latin American 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Wet Lizard (501) 610-4316 Tex-Mex Fort George, Central Belize Belize
Hidden Treasure (501) 226-4111 Latin American 0.9 mi. South West 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
Hidden Valley Inn Restaurant (501) 822-3320 Latin American 16.1 mi. South West of Central Belmopan Belize
Nahil Mayab Restaurant (501) 322-0831 Latin American Orange Walk, Northern part of Belize Belize
La Cabana Restaurant and Bar (501) 822-1577 Latin American 1.0 mi. South West of Central Belmopan Belize
The Wild Fig Restaurant (501) 664-5554 Latin American Central Belize Belize
Nerries (501) 223-4028 Latin American Fort George, Central Belize Belize
Mar’s Belizean (501) 223-9046 Latin American Downtown Belize City Belize

Some of the most unique dining destinations in Belize are the ones that you run into naturally while journeying to and from your hotel. However, keeping a couple of reliable-looking restaurants on the list, means even your fall-back options are good ones. To find out much more about the types of food available to you, check out this page.


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