We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Fogon

#2 Trigger Fish St. | Just north of Tropic Air Terminal, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 206-2121
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 122 Restaurants in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean, Coffee Shop, Central American, Ice Cream
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: El Fogon meaning the "firehearth" specializes in Authentic Belizean Cuisine. Our lunch menu includes Stewed Meats, Seafood & Soups. The items on the menu are all local favorites. Dinner consists of Grilled Seafood, Shrimp on an Orange and Ginger Sauce or a Mango Sauce, Seafood Creole platter and much more...all served with a choice of Coconut White Rice or Rice and beans cooked on the open fire.Frozen Key Lime is our nightly special dessert.
Write a Review

491 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    360
    96
    29
    5
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fall River, Massachusetts
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Off the plane and looking for lunch after my arrival in San Pedro I thought right away of my old favorite El Fogon. I asked the baggage handlers at Tropic if I could delay taking my bags while I went over for lunch. No problem. A short walk maybe 200' away and I was sitting down for lunch. El Fogon... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A local recommended this place to us. It's on the third street over from the beach (the one less traveled). We were the only ones there but no restaurants we had eaten at had more than a handful of tables filled (off-peak season). It was the best food we had in San Pedro. My fish kebabs had a delicious sweet... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tucson, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We didn't try the royal rat, although we were told it was a delicacy. And, its not a rat, but a gibnut. Anyway, we were directed here by a local on the street, and it was the best meal we had all week. The garlic and lime shrimp were fabulous, as was the creole shrimp. Its not on the main... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was definitely local and was great... so was the variety. Fried snapper and stew chicken were great. The ambiance was very relaxing. And best of all, the prices were reasonable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Flower Mound, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Food was great, staff was helpful and gave great recommendations! We are here several times on our trip. Kabobs with mango sauce were amazing as well as the curry. Loved it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peoria, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We rode past El Fogon several times (days) before deciding to come. The food was really pretty good, the service was excellent. The 'feel' of the place was just really cool. outside seating, thatched roof, outdoor barbecue pit, music, on street people watching. overall highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
NY
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our waiter, Friad, was excellent. It ws our first night in Belize and he enthusiastically told us about the country and also the flag that was hanging. He was charming. Food was good and overall, one of our favorites. Not gourmet, but a good picture of the cuisine of Belize. You will not be disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Recommended by a local, this turned out to be one of our favorite meals of the trip. Very authentic Belizian cuisine- cooked with so much love. We had the fish balls and fried chicken with coconut rice and coconut rice and beans. The rice sides were on a another level! This place is a must!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cody, Wyoming
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We heard from a local not to miss at El Fogon. We wound our way through the streets of San Pedro town, very near the airport, and found this little hidden treasure. The menu was all fresh seafood, chicken and vegetables. Everything was delicious and the service was terrific. We loved the outdoor seating and sandy floors. Upon leaving I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Located near the air terminal. Great menu, everything fresh. Stewed chicken flavorful and tender. Deserts all good. Intimate bar.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Fogon also viewed

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
 
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
 

Been to El Fogon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Fogon, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing