El Fogon

Named for the pot used to cook traditional Belizean dishes the "fogon," this restaurant specializes in just that: homestyle meals often cooked over an open hearth in the fogon. This spot is very well-loved by locals who want a home cooked meal but are too busy to get in the kitchen themselves, and usually they begin running out of favored products an hour after opening.


Authentic local cuisine like gibnut, stew chicken, and chaya tamales served with rice and beans are the staples of the dinner menu. The lunch menu, however, rotates each week and you can check the chalk board for a hand-written rendering of a menu.

El Fogon is a grill where they proudly serve their take on Belizean cuisine. The formality level you should expect at this restaurant is very casual. They are open for business during both dinner and lunch, so make time to stop by.


Set in a thatch-roofed building with a dirt floor, dining takes place on picnic tables to complete the laid back vibe of this restaurant.


Located near the heart of San Pedro, It is at 2 Trigger Fish Street.

With a group of attractions within a short distance of the restaurant, enabling newcomers to try a little bit of everything. Two of the closest visitor favorites from this particular dining option include Boca Del Rio Park and Ambergris Museum, both of which are only a short distance away.

Besides the cuisine, something else to try in the area near this restaurant is Bermuda Beach, a beach where guests can work on their tans and work up their appetites.

Nearby Restaurants

If you are looking for a local restaurant with some similar kinds of food and/or comparable prices, there are several nearby places to consider, including Waruguma.

But of course, if you're in the mood for something different, this part of Ambergris Caye provides an excellent list of dining possibilities that will surely suit the tastes of all kinds of diners. For example, you can also try Latin American food at Pupuseria Tipico Salvadoreno, which is a short distance away away.

Hours and Other Info

Main entrees range in price from $7 to $30(USD).

Stop by early to be sure you get a plate! Lunch is from 11:30 to 3:00 p.m. and dinner is from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. They are closed on Sunday.

Contact Info

Location: 2 Trigger Fish Street, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

Phone: (501) 206-2121

Website: http://ambergriscaye.com/elfogon/index.html

Email: luisdominguez@btl.net


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