Belizeans have been known to drive to Belize City for the sole purpose of eating Sumathi’s Indian food. Not only is the authentic Indian cuisine worth a trip, the long-running restaurant’s lunch buffet is also one of the best deals in Belize City. The menu includes everything from curries, kormas, biryani, masalas, and dosas to mango lassis. It’s also a solid bet for vegans. Sumathi is set off the beaten path on a residential street and has a spacious interior as well as an outdoor veranda.

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Sumathi Restaurant - Belize City

There’s nothing formal about Sumathi Restaurant, where only a TV enlivens the bare dining area. Don’t let that be a turn-off, though; the food here reflects the flavors of Belizeans with South Indian roots and is exceptionally delicious and entirely authentic. No matter what you order, expect small bowls of delightful accompaniments like pickled carrots to be delivered to your table; you’ll dream about them long after your vacation is over. The restaurant also wins points for its location in easy walking distance to the capital’s most popular hotels.

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