Restaurants to Visit on Ambergris Caye in Belize

The number of tourists traveling to Belize is growing, and it’s no wonder why. Its vast natural beauty and proximity to the U.S. are just two of the reasons more and more travelers are discovering this majestic country. And whether you’re going on a solo trip, taking a romantic couples getaway, or bringing along the whole gang for a family vacation, you’ll find plenty to do.

Its stunning beaches, laid back vibe, and world-class scuba diving make San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye, one of Belize’s most popular destinations. From casual cafes to elegant establishments, you’ll find all kinds of dining options on the island. Here are some favorites to consider including in your visit:

El Fogón

A small but varied menu gives you the opportunity to choose from local dishes, like stewed chicken or pork, or from seafood options like grilled fish and conch fritters. You’ll spot the thatched roof of the restaurant from the street and can opt for outdoor seating next to the big open air stove. Check out their daily specials for some unexpected flavor combinations that will most definitely excite your taste buds!


Beautiful Colors of San Pedro

Beautiful Colors of San Pedro / Areed145 at English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

Mesa Cafe

This lovely cafe may be small in size, but the owners whip up delicious creations that are big in flavor, and the presentation is always great, to boot. It’s hard to say which time of day is best for your visit–you won’t want to miss the creative coconut French toast or omelettes at breakfast, but then again, the same could be said for the chicken burgers and fish tacos that are served up at lunchtime!


Outdoor seating right on the beach, your choice of a shaded table on the deck or a cozy spot with your feet in the sand…this is the type of restaurant you’ve dreamed of visiting while in Belize! Choose from burritos, curries, tacos, and lots more from their Mexican- and Caribbean-influenced menu, and whatever you do, don’t miss their margaritas!

Pupusería Salvadoreño

If you haven’t yet enjoyed a pupusa, there’s no better time than now. And those of you who are already in the know won’t be disappointed with the fresh-made ones you’ll find here. Fillings include pork, cheese, chicken, and even lobster. They also have burritos, ceviche, quesadillas, and other menu items available at very affordable prices. This is a great spot to catch a no-fuss, quick, and casual meal.

Town of San Pedro

Town of San Pedro / Haven Chan / CC BY 2.0

Black Orchid Restaurant & Lounge

For a touch of class, without that stuffy feeling you’ll find at some upscale places, visit this charming beachfront restaurant. There are lots of entree options on the menu, but it’s the special touches, like the homemade breads and locally sourced liqueurs, that make a visit here extra special. The staff is extra friendly and will ensure you leave happy!

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