5 Must Try Restaurants in San Pedro

 In San Pedro

San Pedro is one of the most popular destinations in Belize, with plenty to offer both locals and visitors in terms of things to do, places to see and of course—food to eat. And as anyone who has ever set foot in San Pedro will tell you, it has some of the best restaurants in the whole of Belize. If you are ready to go on a culinary adventure that will have you reaching for your recipe book, read on to find out more about the very best restaurants in San Pedro.


Jyotot Sushi

Jyoto has the finest Sushi on all of Ambergris Caye! The Japanese cuisine is delicious and the atmosphere has an elegant island vibe. Located in the gated area of Mahogany Bay Village with the Hilton Curio Hotel, Jyoto Sushi combines the authenticity of Japanese cuisine with a tropical vibe and Caribbean flare. Head chef and owner Toshiya Tsujimoto is a master chef with a very diverse menu.


Elvi’s Kitchen

Elvi’s Kitchen is a staple in San Pedro and a definite “must try” for anyone who wants to take in local culture. Elvi’s Kitchen is actually one of the oldest restaurants in the entire city and although the interior décor has not quite changed in all that time, it is their delicious recipes that have people returning again and again for a taste.


Blue Water Grill

For diners who like to have plenty of options, Blue Water Grill is an excellent choice. This restaurant has a very extensive menu–and that’s not even getting into the additional sushi menu available upon request—which is a delight to anyone who loves to have more than one option available. Best of all, the restaurant it has great views of the beach and the ocean, so you’ll be able to enjoy the relaxing sight of the sea while you eat your hamburger.



If you’re looking for unique cuisine, then Waruguma is definitely the perfect choice for you. Among Waruguma’s rare offerings include pupusas, which are traditionally only found in El Salvador, where they originated. Waruguma’s pupusas are delicious, fresh and definitely not to be missed. But if you’d rather try something extremely unique, check out the Waruguma “lobster burrito” special. This burrito is stuffed with fresh lobster and a bit of butter, making it a simple yet delicious treat.


El Fogon

If you are on a tight budget you want to try the very best that Belize has to offer in terms of local cuisine, then El Fogon is your best bet. This restaurant serves up, as the locals say, “good simple food,” with delicious authentic Belizean cuisines that are designed to help people indulge in local flair and favor. The restaurant itself has a very calm atmosphere, which is definitely a boost to visitors who are hoping to get a little more peace and quiet.


Final Thoughts

If you are going to be traveling to San Pedro in the near future, then you will want to make sur that you try out some of the best local cuisine that San Pedro has to offer. There are a lot of restaurants out there nowadays, especially restaurants claiming to make “authentic food,” which is not always the case. If you are interested in local Belizean food which truly rises to the occasion, then you must try out one (or more!) of the restaurants featured above.


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