Hello World! I know, it’s been almost two weeks since I posted, sorry ’bout that! We’ve been drying out after the storms, trying not to be eaten alive by the hordes of mosquitoes the storms brought, and I’ve been very busy – *writing! More on that later. Today I’m going to continue with my series on “Best little known restaurants in Belize.” This time I’ll be covering some of the restaurants on Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker.
Again, I must give thanks to those who sent me recommendations: Sam McAm, Sonja Jamison, Sharyn Cerniglia, Janet Bateman, and Liz Hull.
Although it has been some time since I was out to Ambergis Caye, I would highly recommend Caliente’s, where they have some of the freshest, tastiest guacamole I have ever had (other than my own, which I must say is spicy and delicious!)
Next is Aba Isieni Restaurant in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. “Very good jerk and fry fish, thoughtful plating; very popular for take out.” “Great Local and Affordable Food.” “Small family owned and operated restaurant. Good selection, Amazing food, very reasonably priced. Highly recommend.“
Then try El Fogon, they serve authentic, traditional Belizean food. “One of my favorites for lunch or dinner.” “Worth stepping off the Main Street to find.” “We ate here twice in 1 week. The kids loved the mango chicken and you can’t beat the lobster! We liked that the location was off the main strip.”
Estel’s: I must admit, I love Fryjack’s for Breakfast, and Estel’s has such a great beach-side atmosphere, it’s a must-try for any visitor to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. “For breakfast or lunch…especially their Sunday BBQue!” “Breakfast all day – The view is great-right on the beach. You have to eat breakfast there, it is a moral imperative (ok, maybe not but it is really, really good).”
Waruguma’s: “Serves lobster burritos topped with half a lobster tail!” “Delicious lobster, chicken burrito and pupusas! Prices are reasonable compared to some of the others on the Caye. You’ll find it on Back Street. Only downside during the day is no AC – it’s an open outdoor restaurant but not a problem at all in the evening! Try it – you won’t be disappointed!”
El Patio: “They make a mean fettuccine Alfredo!” “One of our favorite restaurants.” “We visited off season and weren’t too sure about this restaurant – only one other table was occupied – be we are SO glad we tried it. Best meal we had in San Pedro! The lobster thermidor was unbelievable – fresh, creamy and melt in your mouth. I wish we has found this restaurant earlier in our trip.”
Wow, I have quite a few more for Ambergris Caye alone, so this is going to be a two-part post! I’ll post the rest of the Ambergis “Best little known restaurants in Belize” in a couple of days, along with the ones for Caye Caulker, and then on to Belize City and Orange Walk.
As always, if you have any recommendations, comments or questions, please feel free to post below, or email us at info AT discoveringbelize.bz
*Note on “writing”: Recently I had the opportunity to write a short story and submit it for publication at FitCat Inc. for their publication of “Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes.” So to help boost my chances, I’ve started a blog about my Belizean Rescue cats and their ‘Pals” (the dogs) that are all also resuces. If you’re interested you can follow their adventures on Tumblr at: “The Adventures of “Cat-paw-tain” (Captain) Malcolm Reynolds and his Crew of Rescue Animals in Belize” as well as follow our Discovering Belize page. If you like us, please remember to “Like” and “Share!”
Thanks, and as always… “Welcome to Belize!”