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 style of dining and service here is considered very casual. They are open for business during both dinner and lunch, so give it a try.


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.


Situated near the center of San Pedro, El Fogon is at 2 Trigger Fish Street.

If you are hoping to combine your visit to this restaurant with some pleasant sightseeing opportunities, there are at least a couple worthwhile attractions within reach of the restaurant, like Ambergris Museum.

One reason tourists visit the vicinity is Bermuda Beach, a beach where you could either work up your appetite, or wind down after a meal.

Nearby Restaurants

If you and your party are looking for another restaurant in the area with similar menu items or similar prices, there are lots of nearby dining spots to consider, including Waruguma.

But then again, if you want a change of pace, this region of Ambergris Caye features a long list of food and drink venues that will suit the tastes of nearly any type of diner. For instance, you can try eclectic food at Licks Beachside Cafe, which is a short distance away away.

Cost and Hours

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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