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Palapa Bar and Grill

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American, Seafood, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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1 1/2 miles north of San Pedro | Tres Cocos, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
501 226-3111
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Located 300' over the Caribbean overlooking the beautiful Reef. Enjoy cool...
Located 300' over the Caribbean overlooking the beautiful Reef. Enjoy cool breezes, no Mosquitos. Fresh Tropical drinks, ICE Cold beer. Delicious food,fresh made daily. Specialities are Humongous Cheeseburgers, BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches, BBQ Beans, Fish Tacos, Shrimp and Snapper Dishes, Smoked Chicken Wings, Fresh Salsa, Sausage Dip. Bring your fresh catch and we will cook it for you!!!! Float in inner tubes in the cool Caribbean while you get cold drinks by the bucket.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 134
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  • 41
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stingrays, bikinis & beer!

Great eats, great drinks - exceptional atmosphere! Leave your mark on the walls to let all know you were there! Have a bucket of beer lowered down to you on a rope pulley as you float in an inner tube, or just snorkel around looking for starfish and stingrays.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
QueenGallesGal
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Casper, Wyoming
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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Casper, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great eats, great drinks - exceptional atmosphere! Leave your mark on the walls to let all know you were there! Have a bucket of beer lowered down to you on a rope pulley as you float in an inner tube, or just snorkel around looking for starfish and stingrays.

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We arrived at a very crowded bar, mainly for younger people, and no one would wait on us as we stood next to the bar. We finally left. I honestly think we were too old, although we are not old, just not in our 20s. I would not return.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a serious bar with good food. The pulled pork sandwich was fantastic. The tacos good. The drinks were excellent. This place gets busy so come early or late or be prepared to wait. Bring a sharpie the place is decorated by patrons.

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Flower Mound, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I dropped in for a late lunch around 2pm. The restaurant was small and crowded (very young crowd). We were not greeted and seating was limited. We found a couple of empty stools on the far side of the room and took a seat. After waiting 5-10 minutes I got up and found a waiter on the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

nice fun place u can always get a cold beer the food are more finger food .. burgers chicken ..nice place the chill in the evening time

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Fairfield
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great place to have a really fun afternoon. Started up on the deck, fruity beverage in hand listening to the band, played some jenga with huge blocks, loser buys around. THen we moved down to the inner tubes where they sent down the bucket of beer. Warm water, beautiful day, what is not to like.

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for lunch and met the owner. Really nice guy, retired firefighter. My husband and a friend got a bucket of beer, and I had a good pulled pork sandwich. Music was being set up an the place was packed by 1:00. Had lots of fun conversations with folks, and the servers were great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a must-do! The bar has two floors with the bar on the top (three, if you count the laying in the water). The cool thing, in my opinion, was being able to lay in tubes in the water and have our drinks lowered down to us. It is also fun to read all the different love signatures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A very fun bar with great views, fun staff, good food. The live music and singing on Sunday afternoon by Valentino was the best experience! Highly recommend this place.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Palapa Bar is a little bit of a touristy destination but was within walking distance of our hotel and was out on the water, which is the best place to be in Ambergris Caye. The food was simple but tasty, and reading all of the signs on the wall was entertaining. We were there for lunch, so not sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 1/2 miles north of San Pedro | Tres Cocos, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: 501 226-3111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 17
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

Description

Located 300' over the Caribbean overlooking the beautiful Reef. Enjoy cool breezes, no Mosquitos. Fresh Tropical drinks, ICE Cold beer. Delicious food,fresh made daily. Specialities are Humongous Cheeseburgers, BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches, BBQ Beans, Fish Tacos, Shrimp and Snapper Dishes, Smoked Chicken Wings, Fresh Salsa, Sausage Dip. Bring your fresh catch and we will cook it for you!!!! Float in inner tubes in the cool Caribbean while you get cold drinks by the bucket.

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