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Palapa Bar and Grill

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American, Pizza, 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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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cool spot

We went at night so didn't get in the tubes but definitely want to next time. It wasn't too crowded so we were able to sit down which was nice. They have large jenga on the upper level.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
kmottl
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We went at night so didn't get in the tubes but definitely want to next time. It wasn't too crowded so we were able to sit down which was nice. They have large jenga on the upper level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We walked from the bridge to Palapa (further than we thought, maybe try and take a golf cart/get a lift). Palapa is a bar at the end of a jetty. It was busy when we got there just before sunset and got even busier. The atmosphere was fantastic, with live music and people dancing. We watched the sun go down... More 

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Midland, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was by far the biggest burger I've ever seen. It was so thick, I'm still amazed at how they cooked it all the way through and it was still juicy. There were fun signs all over the walls and fence. The bar itself is on the pier over the water. It was definitely worth the visit.

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a cool joint to hang out at. We got there just as they opened, and within a few minutes there were 20+ people there. It's very eclectic, and probably not the place to take grandma. Obviously a younger crowd bar and there are hand drawings of dicks on the woodwork, were normal people write there names to signify... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great location and very fun atmosphere.You definitely have to visit this place for a casual drink & lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It is a bit of a drive to the north to get to it. But the food and service were great. We had so much fun, we went back a second time to have them clean and cook the fish we caught on our trip.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great burger. Great smashed potatoes. Great onion rings. Great peel and eat shrimp. Great drinks. Great people watching. Great waiter. Great view. Guess you can say everything was great😀

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

The food was good and the atmosphere was fun. Tons to look at either in the bar or watching the ocean. Very relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This bar is paradise found. Overlooking the water this bar has the best music, food, drinks and service. Be preapred to make the bar your new home. You feel instantly at home with the whole crew. Chi and the team of bartenders go out of thier way to make sure you are having an unbelizable experience. Stay all day or... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Just a short drive north from The Landings @ Tres Cocos where we stayed, this very fun bar out over the beach. You walk to the end of the pier and there sits Palapa Bar & Grill with the perfect view. Great photo spot, great drinks, tasty food, fun people, live music, cool signs. Don't forget to buy a t-shirt.

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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, Pizza, Seafood, Barbecue, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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