Venturing beyond the resort, you will be spoilt for choice being just two miles south of San Pedro town. As well as the delicious range of authentic local cuisine available, Belize is really ‘upping the ante’ on the international fine dining scene, giving you the best of both worlds.
Somewhere not to be missed is the award winning Rojo Lounge, the restaurant at Azul Resort, located 5 miles north of town (concierge will advise on water taxi transportation for you). Rojo is a hip and exclusive loungey spot that has won Fodor’s choice three years running. The grouper cakes served with fire roasted red pepper and coconut dipping sauce and the key lime pie margarita are a must!
Wild Mangoes located on the beach in the heart of San Pedro town serves ‘nuevo latino’ cuisine, Caribbean food infused with spicy latin influences from Cuba, Mexico and Argentina. The rum glazed bacon wrapped shrimp and the plantain crusted tilapia ensure that bookings are absolutely necessary.
Blue Water Grill is a popular lunch and dinner spot on the beach in San Pedro serving a wide range of Belizean and International cuisine, so something for everyone. Sushi is served on Tuesday and Thursday and we are big fans of the aji poke salad.
For a truly rustic and authentic Belizean experience, check out El Fogon in San Pedro, where the five or so dishes that change daily are cooked in cast iron pots over an open fire pit. It is located one street down towards the lagoon from the arrivals section of the airstrip, behind a wooden fence.
The Reef is a San Pedro local institution serving fresh fish and seafood cooked in a variety of styles. The coconut shrimp comes highly recommended. Located on ‘middle street’, just ask around.
Red Ginger in central San Pedro is a smart and creative restaurant attached to The Phoenix Resort. The cuisine is a combination of local Caribbean with an international twist in air conditioned surroundings.
The Palapa Bar is a fun and friendly ‘over the water’ bar which attracts a good crowd, especially on Sundays. The bar food is tasty (burgers, sandwiches, etc) and you can look out for rays and dolphins in the waters surrounding. Located 1 mile north of San Pedro town.