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Hode’s Place Bar & Grill

Hode’s Place Bar & Grill (Savannah Street, across from sports field, San Ignacio, west Belize) – this restaurant attracts tourists coming back from their tours of Mayan ruins at Caracol. It serves simple food items like fried chicken with French fries, hamburgers, chicken burritos and stew chicken with rice & beans. There’s also karaoke and […]

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Don Corleone Caribbean Trattoria

Don Corleone Caribbean Trattoria (Front Street – halfway between main public pier and the Split, Caye Caulker) – this Italian restaurant is a hit for those who want something different from the typical rice-and-beans Belizean meal. Along with pizzas and calamari, there is the pasta carbonara, seafood linguine, and the well-regarded snapper cooked in olive […]

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Dit’s Restaurant

Dit’s Restaurant (50 King Street, Belize City) – this eatery is a local favorite, a fine place to get rice-and-bean Belizean standards, sandwiches and Mexican dishes such as panades and salbutes (variations on the tortilla). Especially good are the desserts, coconut and lemon pies, milk shakes and juices.

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Chon Saan Palace

Chon Saan Palace (corner of Kelly & Nurse Seay Streets, Belize City) – in business since the 1970s, this Chinese restaurant’s extensive menu includes more than 200 items, including plenty of fresh seafood (which you can see swimming around the tanks). Favorite dishes include chicken in cashew nuts, lobster in black bean sauce and Singapore-style […]

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Calypso Club

Calypso Club (Princess Hotel & Casino, Newtown Barracks Road, Belize City) – despite its name, it’s actually a restaurant that serves Belizean & Caribbean-style seafood. There are also burgers, pastas, and salad (which are more economical here).

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Caliente

Caliente (Barrier Reef Drive – Spindrift Hotel, San Pedro) – since Mexico is not far from Belize, it’s not surprise there’d be an eatery such as this one. Items on the menu include margarita shrimp, caracol al mojo de ajo (grilled conch with garlic sauce), and Hawaiian with chicken and pineapple tacos. This, along with […]

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Blue Water Grill

Blue Water Grill (Beachfront at SunBreeze Beach Hotel, Coconut Drive, San Pedro) – in the heart of the tourist-friendly beach town of San Pedro, this restaurant ‘s strong points are seafood dishes (such as breaded pan-seared grouper, coconut-encrusted snapper fillet, and grilled shrimp). There’s also angel hair pasta, sushi (apparently only on Tuesdays & Thursdays), […]

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Bird’s Isle Restaurant

  Bird’s Isle Restaurant (at the south end of Albert Street, Belize City) — locals and tourists alike flock to the open-air palapa to partake of sea breezes, fresh-squeezed juice and cold beers, as well as delicious burgers and tasty snacks like conch fritters. Thursdays from 8:30pm to 1am is karaoke night; the bar also […]

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Big Daddy’s

Big Daddy’s (2nd Floor, Commercial Center, Regent Street, Belize City) — You’ll get hearty, low-priced meals and friendly service here. At breakfast, fry-jacks (lightly fried pancake slices), eggs, bacon, sausage and a fresh juice are under BZ$8. Lunch is served cafeteria-style from 11am until the food is gone. Rice-and-beans and vegetable-and-rice dishes are the stock […]

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Benny’s Kitchen

Benny’s Kitchen (across Benque Road (Western Hwy.) from ferry to Xunantunich, San José Succotz, Belize) – for those just arriving from the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich, this little open-air restaurant within this area has won many fans who come for hearty Mayan and Creole dishes at rock-bottom prices. Items serves include chilimole (chicken with mole […]