Treat Yourself: 5 Places To Eat In Style That’s In San Pedro Town, Belize

by Dion Vansen

Visiting an exotic and tropical location like San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye in Belize comes with the expectation of not only experiencing an unforgettable vacation but also having the option to enjoy some classy eating. While there are dozens of options for dining in San Pedro, if you feel like treating yourself or that special one to something very special and being extra pampered, making reservations at any of the following restaurants will land you in the best of fine dining while in downtown San Pedro. 

Frenchy’s-by The French Touch 

An intimate restaurant that will take you to the French ambiance with its service and top-notch cooking. It is romantic and elegant to dine at the French Touch with a great selection of fine wines. This dining experience is like no other on the island, hosted by its creator, French Chef Patrick Parmentier. Frenchy’s is located on Coconut Drive, opens in the afternoon, and closes at 9 pm. Find them on Facebook, as reservations are highly recommended. 

Maxie’s Restaurant and Lounge 

Relocating from Belize City post-pandemic, the new restaurant in town at the corner of Angel Coral and Buccaneer Street specializes in meats and seafood. Maxie’s offers an open but elegant setting, serving some of the best steaks in town and other delicious food choices like pasta, salads, and sushi as well. Maxie’s also counts with a wide range of wines, whiskies, spirits, and the already popular Cinco leches dessert. To book, email [email protected]; their opening hours are 11:30 pm to 10 pm Monday to Thursday, and 11:30 am to 12 on weekends.  

Blue Water Grill 

Are you looking for that romantic Caribbean beach setting? Then look no further and make your reservations at Blue Water Grill right on the beach within the Sunbreeze Hotel downtown. Open 7 days a week, 7 am to 10 pm, enjoy live music, great seafood, wood-fired pizza, and don’t forget their Tuesdays and Fridays sushi night. Recommendations are highly recommended. Blue Water Grill serves vegetarian dishes as well. Follow them on Facebook for updates

Elvi’s Kitchen 

You simply cannot complete your visit to San Pedro without dining at the iconic Elvi’s Kitchen if fine dining is your itinerary. Considered a pioneer in the restaurant business on the island, Elvi’s is another seafood heaven. The restaurant located on Pescador Drive, in the center of town, serves food in local and international styles, (Mexican, Caribbean, Central American). One suggestion is their delicious crab claws, a specialty from Elvi’s well-renowned Chef Jennie Staines. With its colorful décor and sandy floors, it’s truly classy and inviting and will guarantee the island feeling. Elvi’s Kitchen opens from 11 am to 10 pm and closes on Sundays. You can find them on Facebook here   

Red Ginger

Located inside The Phoenix Hotel on Pescador Drive, the Red Ginger opens every day from 7 am to 9 pm.  The Red Ginger offers a fine dining atmosphere featuring fresh seafood and locally grown produce giving life to a diverse menu with dishes influenced by the flavors of Belize, Central America, and North America. Red Ginger is also known for their selection of wines. At this restaurant, you have the option to dine in their air-conditioned main dining room or on their garden patio.

Caramba’s Restaurant

Fresh seafood on display at Caramba’s Restaurant. Image via Caramba’sAy Caramba! This is a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike for upscale eating right on the middle street of downtown San Pedro. Caramba’s Restaurant is popular for its selective cuisine of some of the best seafood dishes freshly prepared. It’s considered a food paradise to begin your evening/night. Opens six days a week, Thursdays to Tuesdays, 11 am to 10 pm.

Header image via Blue Water Grill.

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