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 popular grill that happens to specialize in Belizean cuisine. Expect an atmosphere and service that is very casual. The option to eat here is on the table during both dinner and lunch, so make time to try it.


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

There are a handful of attractions within reach of the restaurant, enabling newcomers to keep busy day and night. The nearest landmark sites from this business include Boca Del Rio Park and Ambergris Museum, both of which are only a quick ride away.

One reason tourists can be found roaming the area near this restaurant is Bermuda Beach, a nearby beach, where you might nod off after a good meal or a long day.

Nearby Restaurants

For guests in the mood for another restaurant with some similar types of food and/or similar prices, there is no shortage of nearby options to choose between, including Waruguma.

Of course, if you're in the mood for a change of pace, this section of Ambergris Caye boasts an impressive selection of food and drink locales, where you will find all kinds of cuisine styles and flavors. For instance, you could also consider 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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