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Palapa Bar and Grill

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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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My wife and I made 5 trips to Palapa Bar within the 7 days we were on the Caye, no way this can be put in words, it will have to be experenced, sitting over the ocean drinking any kind of drink you could wish for, watching the fish, cool breeze hitting you in the face. We met people from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I made 5 trips to Palapa Bar within the 7 days we were on the Caye, no way this can be put in words, it will have to be experenced, sitting over the ocean drinking any kind of drink you could wish for, watching the fish, cool breeze hitting you in the face. We met people from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The kids were begging to go here, as they heard you sit in tubes and they lower drinks down to you. Nice bar on the ocean , average food. Not bad.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Cool Key West - ish place built out into the sea and accessible via a long boardwalk. Has a funky vibe and laid-back atmosphere, but really great food at decent prices. You gotta try their signature 1/2 lb burgers...you won't be disappointed! Since the are out in the sea, you get amazing views. When we were there, we watched a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great location you can't beat. The drinks are really good. You can sit up top and admire the view or sit in intertubes in the ocean. The staff is fun and friendly. The food is ok. Not the best but decent. You go for the atmosphere! A must do in Belize!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Good view and place to drink. Kitchen is a fryer and toaster oven. Got lobster quesadilla and tortilla was dry and thick. Only served with tiny sour cream. Lobster fishy. Not much flavor and serve nothing with it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We got married up the road at Coco Beach. We were told that the Palapa Bar was a must see, while on the island. My wife, and family, really enjoyed sitting in the inner tubes, and getting beer delivered to us via buckets...totally cool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place is located at the end of the pier. The food is good but the fact that you can have a drink and a burger basically in the ocean us the best. Service was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was actually one of our favorite places to go. Great guacamole and munchy snacks but the view was OUTSTANDING! Was fun reading all the writings and pictures on the walls.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I love the novelty of this bar. You can sit in inner tubes outside while drinking a beer. However, in an island where delicious food is plentiful, we overpaid for a subpar burger. The place was crowded & while the burger was hot, the fries & onion rings were cold. Plus, our order was screwed up & the waiter was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A nice bike ride to an out-of-the-way bar on a pier. Excellent views of the nearby reef. A great way to spend a couple of hours away from San Pedro.

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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 to 17
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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