Best Restaurants to Experience in Belize
Traveling is never complete until you experience some local cuisine. What better way to explore a country than to eat at its most prominent restaurants? Belize is a coastal country and seafood is their most common cuisine, however, there are restaurants that also serve world-renowned cuisine ranging from Chinese, Indian, Italian, French, and many more. Have a look at the best restaurants you need to explore when you’re in Belize.
This restaurant forms part of the Francis Ford Coppola’s luxury resort, the Blancaneaux Lodge in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve in Cayo. Montagna Ristorante is a posh restaurant that specializes in Italian dishes ranging from pasta, seafood, and brick-oven pizza. The aesthetic of the restaurant consists of an open thatched-roof dining room overlooking the beautiful forest that the resort is nestled in. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and pair their dishes with the finest selections of wines from the Coppola vineyards.
Bistro at Maya Beach Hotel
This restaurant is owned by an Australian-American couple and lies on the Placencia Peninsula. The bistro overlooks the beach, giving it a serene feel. A favorite to the locals and tourists at large because they manage to incorporate traditional tropical Belizean cuisine and mesh that with some French notes which produce flavors that are phenomenal. If you’re looking to try out some unique dishes then this is the place for you.
Situated in San Pedro Belize. Elvi’s Kitchen is a well-known restaurant in the area because it serves common and classic Belizean dishes. Owned by chef Elvia Staines and her daughter Jennie, this restaurant has been in operation for almost 39 years. The most ordered meals at Elvi’s Kitchen are the fried chicken, crab claws, sweet corn, fried green plantain, and many more delectable dishes. Elvi’s Kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
El Fogon was opened by the Arceo-Eiley family in the early 2000s and they mainly specialize in Belizean cuisine. Situated in Ambergris Caye Belize, this area is commonly known for the Mestizo people who are descendants of the Mayan and the Spanish people. The word Fogon means “kitchen hearth” and all their food is cooked in a traditional outdoor oven which gives their food a rich textured smoky flavor.
Chef Rob’s Gourmet Café
One of Belize’s top chefs, chef Rob, owns this restaurant situated at his resort, Parrot Cove Lodge in Hopkins Village. This stunning restaurant overlooks the beachfront and serves its customers a worthwhile fine-dining experience that is not too common around Belize. Chef Rob’s Gourmet Café serves a four-course menu made with products that are sourced locally, which is why their menu is updated according to which products he has sourced on that particular day. Reservations are recommended at this restaurant because it does get busy and just like the Lucky Creek promotional games, you don’t want to miss out.
These are some of the best restaurants in Belize, but there are many more to explore that may match your preference. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or have specific dietary requirements, you will find a restaurant suitable for your appetite.