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Palapa Bar and Grill

1 1/2 miles north of San Pedro | Tres Cocos, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
501 226-3111
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Ranked #21 of 122 Restaurants in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $17
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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Buffalo, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Unique over water 2 story bar where buckets of beer are lowered by rope to thirsty patrons floating in inner tubes below. Palapa Bar quickly becomes a favorite watering hole in San Pedro where the ambiance is reflective of the TV series "Cheers". Great location just north of the bridge, accessible by Golf cart, bicycle or boat. Food is all... More

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Wyoming
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Food was good and the drinks were cold! It was windy when we went so be sure to hold onto your hats lol.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We made the pilgrimage to the Palapa with another couple we met at our resort and we are so glad we did! I had a lot of really good libations while in Belize, but hands down the Palapa Bar's can't be beat. Add in the location and the vibe and it's an unbeatable combo. The appetizers were really tasty too,... More

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Roosevelt, NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Although it's over the TOLL bridge, it's at the end of a pier and has views ... to die for. Don't know yet if I'll be able to attach photos, but I will if I can. Food's good, and they encourage you to write on the walls, everywhere, with Sharpies. This year, when we went back, I found my appropriately-placed... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

it is at the end of a pier, over the water. You can watch stingrays swimming underneath. They have inner tubes where they will lower buckets of beer to you. Didn't eat there, so can't comment on the food, but what we saw served didn't look especially appealing. Stick with the bar end. You won't have a bad day!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We love this place for drinks, food, and the view! We took our kids this time, and they had so much fun sitting in the tubes eating their lunch. Everyone is so friendly. We had great service, and wonderful food! We can't wait until next time!

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Folsom, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went here a couple of times on the north end of the island (took our golf cart). Great atmosphere and a fun place to hang out over the ocean and have some drinks and food. You can sit in inner tubes in the water and they will lower a bucket of beer down for you so you don't have... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food was pretty good, not great. But the experience was awesome! The restaurant is right over the water - beautiful view and so relaxing. After we ate lunch, we hung out in the tubes and had a bucket of beer lowered down to us. That was super fun! You can also write on anything in there...chairs, tables, bar, poles,... More

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Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Its a must to sit in an inner tube and have a bucket of beers lowered down to you. Prices are good. Didn't try the food but the place looked filled with expats so I'm sure its good too.Over the bridge take a right at their yellow sign.

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Justin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is off the beaten path and worth the short drive across the bridge and down the dirt road. Good food and drinks, great staff, fun atmosphere and awesome view! And if you're in your swimsuit, no problem, grab a drink and float in a tube!!!!

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