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Belize Local Restaurants

Where to Eat in Belize

What vacation would be complete without some opportunities to dine out? Yes, the villas on Belize have fully equipped kitchens and they may even have cooks available, but there's something special about getting out and doing a little people watching while you enjoy the aromas and flavors of the Caribbean. The villas and other accommodations can be mesmerizing...they'll make you so comfortable you won't want to move, but how can you resist the lure of Caribbean cuisine at places like The Wet Lizard or Elvi's Kitchen?


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Local Restaurants


Charlies Bar at Hickatee Cottages (Caribbean) - Belize


Charlies Bar at Hickatee Cottages is located in a peaceful jungle setting, one mile south-west of Punta Gorda Town

Open to non-residents on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (or by reservation for groups of 4 or more) we offer a selection of home-cooked daily specials, using local seasonal ingredients from the local market and vegetables grown on our farm.

The meals change each day, but feature caribbean-style and international dishes such as calalloo and coconut soup, gingered fish steaks, tamarind shrimp, coconut rum chicken, and banana and walnut gateau.

Our small bar is stocked with local and imported beers, spirits and wines, as well as the juice of the day which could be anything from watermelon to tamarind and banana! Special diets (including diabetic and celiac) can easily be catered for, with advance notice.

Dine on the verandah and listen to the sounds of the jungle, or in the bar for a candelight treat!

Call for reservations on (501) 662-4475.


Elvi's Kitchen (Caribbean) - Belize


Stone crab claws!!! Fantastic! We have spent 2-3 times more for small to medium size claws at Joe's Stone Crab in Chicago. The claws at Elvi's were huge! Also, great conch fritters. The atmosphere was relaxing, sand floors. Only ate there once, so many restaurants in Belize, so little time, but we will definitely return!


Maya Beach Hotel Bistro (Eclectic/International) - Belize


Imaginative, memorable flavor combinations at reasonable prices.


McDonalds (Fast Food) - Belize


A Fast food resteraunt with greasy food. Ronald McDonald stars at you your intire meal and so do his friends my children loved it but me and my husband, Matt, hated it


Pirate's Grill @ Lost In Paradise Beach Shop (Caribbean) - Belize


Real Baja Mexican Food

Cajun Seafood Platters

Breakfast, Smoothies, Cafe

Burgers, Subs, hot Dogs, 100% Vegetarian

Open Air Restaurant, fast food.

The best seafood in town!


Portofino Restaurant and Resort (Eclectic/International) - Belize

Portofino Elevated Restaurant on Second Floor

Portofino Restaurant is the most talked about Dining Experience on Ambergris Caye, featuring a Romantic and Eclectic Atmosphere and Elevated Deck, overlooking the Beautiful Blue Caribbean and while watching the Sunset at The Green Parrot Beach Bar you can enjoy a full array of Tropical Cocktails and Smoothies or have Local and International Beers and Liquors. rnrnrnEstablished in March of 2003, Portofino Restaurant was designed with concepts of Euro-Caribbean Fusion Cuisine. Our chef’s background in French and Italian Cuisine fuses the Freshest local Seafood, Meats and Produce available in Belize and features mostly an all Sauté Menu with Individual Custom Plate Presentations.rnPortofino Restaurant has been so popular we have expanded again to accommodate our Rising Star. rnrnWe are also the only restaurant on Ambergris Caye that offers Pier Dining at Night; under the Mayan Stars with your own personal wait staff. rnThe Pier Dining is popular with Honeymooners and other Special Occasions and reservations are recommended.rnrnrnOur Menus offer Breakfast, lunch, dinner and Bar Appetizers. We also offer nightly Specials. Our new Vegetarian Menu is one of the best on the Island. If there is something not on our menu or some other Culinary Delight you may have in mind, check with our Chef. We will gladly accommodate you if the products are available. rnrnPortofino Restaurant looks forward to making Your Dining Experience here a Memorable Event.rn


Sibun Bite Bar & Grill (International) - Belize


Sibun Bite Bar and Grill is the place to experience Belizean cuisine at its best! Our Restaurant is ideally situated facing Cucumber Beach and the Caribbean Sea. Our attractive rustic seaside setting provides the perfect tropical ambiance for dining or unwinding.

Our Menu boasts 'belly-full' appetizers, mouthwatering dishes, sinful desserts, and fresh natural tropical juices. Be sure to ask about our daily specials.


Table Rock Riverside Restaurant (Eclectic/International) - Belize

+501 670-4910
Table Rock Riverside Restaurant

Our culinary staff strive to present you with a unique and unforgettable epicurean experience to enhance your Belizean jungle adventure. Our resident gourmet chef, "Chef Chris", classically trained in French and Pacific Rim cuisine, dazzles guests with elegant candlelit dinners served outdoors in our stunning open-air dining room.

Reservations required.


The Chaa Creek Restaurant (International) - Belize


Spoil your taste buds and enjoy our delectable ‘Jungle Cuisine’ in our romantic al fresco dining room. Enjoy the sounds of birds quarrelling in the surrounding trees in the daytime, or listen to the symphony of jungle sounds at night in our completely candlelit dining room.

At the Chaa Creek restaurant, we combine modern and ‘old fashioned’ cooking techniques with a wide variety of fresh local produce to create innovative and original, mouthwatering meals.

For your breakfast you can start your day light with a selection of tropical fruits and home made yogurt, or join the local habits by eating the more sturdy, refried beans, eggs and freshly prepared tortillas.

For lunch you can choose from our ‘Back a Bush’ Menu with a choice of international dishes like pizzas and pastas joint by some regional favorites like quesadillas and tamales.

Apart from our a la carte menu, starting this October, at dinner time we highly recommend our Chef’s daily changing four course connoisseur menu, which is for many of our guests one of the highlights of the day. Innovative dishes like carrot and ginger soup flavored with orange peel and lemon grass, cho cho and cantaloupe salad with mango and balsamic dressing, or fresh fish filet wrapped in ‘Santa Maria’ leaves sprinkled with lime butter are just a few examples of what you can expect in this menu.

At the end of your day you may want to try a refreshing Sorrel Flower ice tea, our non-alcoholic signature drink. After dinner come over to our verandah bar where you can gaze at the stars and share stories with other guests while sipping on your favorite drink. Our outgoing bartenders will mix delicious tropical cocktails, while they tell you about their passion, their country of Belize and especially their Cayo District. Our bar has in stock the best selection of spirits in the country and is open from six in the morning until the last guest leaves.


The Meating Place (Steakhouses) - Belize

001 501 664 5441

The Meating Place is reputed to have the best steak in Belize and also includes good pork and seafood. The setting overlooks the pristine Roaring River below and is located at Roaring River Golf and Accommodation just outside Belmopan. It is advisable to call in advance.


The Smoky Mermaid (Caribbean) - Belize


The Smoky Mermaid Restaurant & Bar is located at The Great House in the heart of Belize City (in the Fort George area). Dine in the lush garden courtyard, on one of the private jungle decks, palapa dining, or an AC dining section. Full service Buddabar & Lounge and bar deck dining available. Weekends start on Thursdays at the Smoky Mermaid!


The Wet Lizard (Caribbean) - Belize


Whether a conch fritter or tropical cocktail, the casual and often rowdy Wet Lizard is sure to please. Dine on their colorful and lively verandah overlooking the Belize City Harbor. Fresh lobster and conch delivered daily. Local Belikin Beer is only $2.00, and it's good! Don't forget to visit the gift shop and take home a Wet Lizard T-shirt, and get a free taste of Belizean Cashew wine or Coconut Rum. And be sure to stick around after lunch -- that's when the party really gets going!


Wild Mangos (International) - Belize

Grab one of the best seats in the house--outdoors! Broad, creative menu of international cuisine at Amy Knox's (former head chef at Victoria House and winner of more than one cuisine award) Wild Mangos, located on the beach, just north of the Sunbreeze Hotel. Try the Fire and Ice Ceviche, bacon-wrapped shrimp grilled with rum glaze, or the Conchinita Pibil, a traditional Mayan pork dish slow cooked in banana leaves. The food at this casual outdoor establishment is hot, spicy and infused with Latin flavors. Hence the name...