Wet Lizard (Fort Street, Belize City) – even though it’s a restaurant that serves both Tex-Mex and local cuisine, this is also a popular bar & hangout spot because it caters to incoming cruise ship passengers and plays a lot of Jimmy Buffett music.
Tinto and Blanco Wine Bar (13 Cork Street, Fort George, Belize City) – this is Belize City’s first and only wine bar. It’s a proven hit with tourists for its comfortable atmosphere, accommodating service, and superior-quality wines. The owner (Gerry Mitchell) even arranges occasional tastings of wines from Spain, South Africa, Chile and elsewhere.
Legends Burger House (1/4 mile north of the bridge, Ambergris Caye) – this eatery is for those who want a simple burger and fries (that can then be washed down with a cool beer or beverage). Along with the comfort food, there is also a buzzing bar and often live music.
Habaneros (Front Street, due west from main public pier, Caye Caulker) – this restaurant is for vacationers who want to splurge. Various types of dishes are offered here, including Stone Crab Claws, Brazilian pork, Thai Snapper, Coconut Crusted Snapper, Three Meat Entrée, and Mayan Plate.
St. George’s Dining Room (Radisson Fort George Hotel, 2 Marine Pde.,Belize City) – this is the Radisson Hotel’s main restaurant, which serves hearty buffet lunches with a different theme daily (Mexican, Caribbean, Asian etc) and a mainly Mediterranean dinner menu, with plenty of seafood and some vegetarian options. There are also buffets on Friday, Saturday […]
Smoky Mermaid (13 Cork Street, Belize City) – another hotel restaurant (this time, within the city’s Grand House hotel), the Smoky Mermaid serves tasty Caribbean and international food on a lovely patio, which features tinkling fountains and towering tropical trees. The meals are dependably good and the servings satisfying. The atmosphere also gets good ratings.
Serendib (27 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, west Belize) – this place was opened years back by a British Army conscript of Sri Lankan descent. The menu here is a mix of Belizean, Chinese, and American dishes, along with Sri Lankan curries and teas. This eatery also serves the Wattalappan dessert (a Sri Lankan coconut custard […]
Rainbow Bar and Grill (off of Front Street, on beachfront midway between public pier and the Split, Caye Caulker) –this is another seafood-centric restaurant (with various grilled and fried fish dishes), along with burgers, fajitas and vegetarian dishes.
Nerie’s II Restaurant (corner of Queen & Daly Strees, Belize City) — Nerie’s offers most accompaniments imaginable to rice and beans, including curried lamb, stewed cow foot, lobster, gibnut and deer. You can start things off with a choice of soups, including chicken, escabeche (with chicken, lime and onions), chirmole (with chicken and a chilli-chocolate […]
Maya Café (158 North Front Street, Belize City) – this restaurant serves a mix of café food (ranging from fresh juices, hot teas and strong Belizean coffee) to various Chinese meals.