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Top Restaurants in Belize

A number of influences combined to make Belizean cuisine what it is today. Sample Creole chicken stew in Belize City, Mestizo tamales or escabeche on Caye Caulker, Mayan fish in San Pedro, Garifuna hudut in Hopkins, or Mayan caldo in Punta Gorda.
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Pescador Dr, San Pedro, Belize
Before I went to Belize, anyone I spoke with who had already been told me that I had to have a meal at Elvi’s Kitchen. What started out as a take-out burger window in 1974 eventually became a sit-down restaurant serving lovingly prepared Caribbean...
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#2 trigger fish street, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
In San Pedro, a town on Belize's northern island of Ambergris Caye, the Mestizo traditions are strong. The Mestizo people are descendants of the Maya and the Spanish, and when those two cultures mixed, a new one was born. You'll find many Mestizo...
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90 Albert St, Belize City, Belize
Bird's Isle, a staple on the Belize City local dining and socializing scene, is just five minutes south of the noisy downtown along a waterfront, with an open dining room that enjoys breezy views of the dock and the birds hovering nearby. The...
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Baymen Ave, Belize City, Belize
Belizeans have been known to drive to Belize City for the sole purpose of eatingSumathi’s Indian food. Not only is the authentic Indian cuisineworth a trip, the long-running restaurant's lunch buffet is also one of the best deals in Belize City....
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1st Floor Vista Building, Philip Goldson Hwy (Northern Highway), Belize City, Belize
Belizean cuisine includes a healthy dose of Middle Eastern influence, thanks to the small but established Lebanese community in Belize. If you're on the hunt for authentic shawarmas, kebabs, hummus, and gyros, the tastiest and most affordable...
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Placencia Rd, Placencia, Belize
Placencia’s best sit-down local restaurant is located smack in the heart of the village. Wendy's is a favorite with locals for its hearty breakfast—fried eggs with refried beans and tortillas—before work or...
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Guadalupe St, Orange Walk, Belize
Just as taking in some of the iconic sights—Mayan temples and rivers—is a must for visitors to Orange Walk, so is stopping for a meal at Nahil Mayab. The restaurant, the name of which translates to "House of the Maya,"...
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North Rd, Hopkins, Belize
One of the most convivial Garifuna dining spots in Hopkins is run by the entrepreneurial Tina, born and raised in the village. Sample local dishes, such as the breakfast fry jacks, and Tina's Garifuna hudut—snapper...
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Beachfront, Barrier Reef Dr, San Pedro, Belize
Blue Water Grill is an open-air restaurant right on the beach in a quieter end of San Pedro. Simple and rustic in its decor, with wood walls and colorful paintings, it’s a space that allows the food to be the star of the show. Breakfast...
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Maya Beach, Placencia, Belize
John and Ellen left their home countries (Australia and the United States) to build a life in Belizeandopen a restaurant and hotel, thus giving them the time to connect with people in a meaningful way. Whether their passion for life makes the food...
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1 Sittee River Road, Hopkins Village, Belize
One of Belize’s top chefs runsthis beachfront restaurant at his resort, Parrot Cove Lodge, in Hopkins Village. In addition toits lovely alfresco atmosphere, you’ll enjoy a fine-dining experience that’s hard to find in Belize. Chef Rob’s...
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Front St Caye Caulker, Belize
One of Caye Caulker’s best beach bars is also its friendliest. Set right on the Split—a narrow channel dividing the island’s north and south portions—Caye Caulker’s most social corner invites tourists and...
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Barefoot Bar is a place that's known for just that: bare feet. Located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Barefoot is a Placencia staple where locals and visitors mingle, drink, and eat great Belizean food. The bar is known for the lobster...
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No visit to Ambergris Caye is complete without an afternoon at the Palapa Bar. Situated at the end of a dock surrounded by turquoise waters and cool breezes, Palapa Barattracts a mix of locals, travelers, and some of the coolest bartenders on the...