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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Open air palapa bar and grill, pull up a stool and enjoy a meal.

This is a popular and enjoyable bar/grill. It is a nice place for a few drinks with friends and an informal meal looking over the water.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Diane R
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is a popular and enjoyable bar/grill. It is a nice place for a few drinks with friends and an informal meal looking over the water.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very cool place to have a few drinks and enjoy a bar over the water. The food is good and the drinks better. Highly recommend it.

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

what could be bad about a giant cabana bar on the end of a dock in perfect blue water. It will be hard to leave after one!

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Palapa Bar and Grill epitomizes the visual of food, fancy and once in a lifetime experience. It literally sits on top of the ocean. The golf cart ride, as that what most use, was a bit rough. My daughter drove..Scary! Going over the bridge from San Pedro to the north was adventurous and so exciting. Could not wait to get... More 

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Middletown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This bar was recommended to us by some local bar owners and man, it was amazing. We pulled up in our golf cart and couldn't believe the incredible views. The bar is elevated over the ocean and there is a nice breeze, cool music and fun bartenders. The punch is amazing and you must have one while there. The drinks... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Everyone who visits San Pedro should most definitely stop by this place! The incredible staff combined with the amazing atmosphere and beautiful view makes for the best day!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We had fun at Palapa Bar and thought the setting was unique, fun, and "authentic". The food is very basic bar food and is rather pricey. We went for lunch and enjoyed some cocktails and the great view. Fun experience overall.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

After recommendations from friends, we knew we had to make a trip to the Palapa Bar while spending the week in Ambergris Caye. So glad we picked Sunday afternoon to go. They had live music that was great entertainment to go along with the buckets of beer we ordered and fish tacos, shrimp tacos and bbq pork. Food was great,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We have been before but wanted to take out friends there. Service was great and the drinks are tasty. But it's not a cheap dive bar that you can sit for hours as drinks are not cheap. Good place to have a drink and look at the beautiful view

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Franklin, TN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went on a cart tour of the island one day last week, and visited Palapa based on the recommendation of the front desk at our condo. Our expectations were not terribly high, we just wanted a little something to drink, and a snack. The drinks were good, no shortage of alcohol in them like it seemed at other places... 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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