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Restaurants in Belize

There's always something new to try at Belize restaurants, and the cuisine runs the gamut from American and Caribbean classics to South American foods that are all about cheese, rice, and beans. Restaurants in Belize often serve dishes influenced by the country's many different cultures.

In the north, you’ll find traditional Maya cuisine, which features dishes based largely on corn and cassava, a root vegetable that's popular in South American cuisine. A signature Mayan dish is caldo, a soup containing whole pieces of chicken, large chunks of vegetables, lemon juice, and hot corn tortillas. Another noteworthy dish is the "Bile Up," or "Boil Up." It's made of boiled eggs, fish, pigtail, and ground legumes such as cassava, plantains, yams, and cocoa. Of course, we'd be remiss not to mention the bounty of fresh seafood that's available all over the country.

One noteworthy Belize restaurant is the Riverside Tavern in Belize City, which has the best burgers in town. If you find yourself in San Pedro, meanwhile, check out The Lazy Croc BBQ; not only is their barbecue finger-licking good, but they also offer access to the beach. In the mood for some jerk chicken? Then make sure to head over to Robin's Kitchen in San Pedro.

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  • Big Daddy's Diner

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The bustling buffet-lunch spot on the central market's second floor serves Belizean staples such as stewed pork and duccunu (grated, steamed corn),... More
  • Dit's Saloon

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Eating lunch at this sweet, simple café (floral-patterned place mats, cups of milky tea) feels like being in your grandmother's kitchen. The chalkb... More
  • Harbour View Restaurant

    Occupying the Old Customs House, a clapboard building surrounded by hibiscus bushes and palm trees, this restaurant is the most sophisticated in to... More
  • Mambo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located at the Matachica Resort and Spa on Ambergris Caye's North End, this thatch-roofed restaurant uses fresh ingredients to add local flavor to ... More
  • Over the Top Café

  • Smoky Mermaid Restaurant & Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This courtyard restaurant, in a grand former mansion, is popular for its relaxed garden setting and Caribbean-accented food (cassava-crusted snappe... More
  • Wendy's Creole Restaurant & Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Menus were once nonexistent at this restaurant; fried chicken and snacks were sold deli-style when it opened in 2002. From there, Wendy's Creole Re... More
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