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El Fogon

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South American, Central American, Caribbean, Barbecue
As featured in Best Food in San Pedro
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#2 Trigger Fish Street | Just North of Tropic Air Terminal, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 206-2121
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: El Fogon meaning the "fire-hearth" specializes in Authentic...
El Fogon meaning the "fire-hearth" 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 in Orange and Ginger Sauce or a Mango Sauce, Seafood Creole platter, Seafood Kebabs and much more...All served with a choice of Coconut White Rice or Rice and beans cooked on the open fire. Frozen Key Lime, Coconut Cheesecake and Local Ice Cream makes up our nightly desserts.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
You won't be sorry

Our family lived this place. We wanted to eat here after reading some of the better reviews and we weren't disappointed. Our server was friendly,helpful and seemed amused that we wanted to try stuff like octopus ceviche and royal rat. All the food was excellent. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family lived this place. We wanted to eat here after reading some of the better reviews and we weren't disappointed. Our server was friendly,helpful and seemed amused that we wanted to try stuff like octopus ceviche and royal rat. All the food was excellent. Highly recommended.

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Chichester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We met a local couple in town and recommended El Fogon for lunch. We both had fried chicken and it was beyond delicious! The salad was fresh with a fabulous dressing and home made mashed potatoes. The fresh brewed iced tea was so good. This is a must visit place.

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Orange County, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I just came back from Belize, and every local we asked about dining recommended El Fogon and Elvi's Kitchen. We decided to go to El Fogon one night, and we were sure glad we did. It is located near the airport and craft stalls in town. The place is small with a few seats outside, and even... More 

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Thank rkmoy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to this restaurant following a recommendation from the airport. This restaurant did not disappoint. There were four of us and we all had a different meal. Every item was cooked to perfection and we couldn't get enough. The garlic lime shrimp with coconut rice was soooo delicious!!!! We will miss eating here when we go home.

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Thank Liz F
Searcy
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15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stewed chicken, rice, and plaintains. Can't go wrong! Owner and staff very friendly. We visit Ambergris Caye several times a year and always eat here!!! Near airport.

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Thank bluemoonmadness
South Carolina
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On our 5th visit to Ambergris Caye we finally got to eat here. The service was very good, the decor was authentic wood fire grill, big iron pots, and native vegetables sitting in a dugout canoe on the wall. The staff was kind enough to answer our questions about unfamiliar vegetables. The live music added to the festive atmosphere but... More 

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Thank grits4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and l just enjoyed supper at El Fagon and we both agreed it was our best meal in San Pedro. Our waiter, Farid was the best. He made us feel very welcome, patiently answered all our questions and was always nearby but not in our faces. My wife enjoyed her Creole Shrimp as l enjoyed my Gibnut Stew.... More 

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Thank Bruce P
Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

highly recommended by all of the locals nice, inexpensive, home-style a good change of pace from any of the tourist traps

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Kentucky
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably the best place that we ate while visiting Belize. The food was great, the service was great, the atmosphere was great, and the watermelon juice was great.

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Thank Brandon H
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. Not too large with excellent service. We has red snapper, nicely presented with coconut rice, We would love to return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #2 Trigger Fish Street | Just North of Tropic Air Terminal, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: +501 206-2121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
  • Cuisine: South American, Central American, Caribbean, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

El Fogon meaning the "fire-hearth" 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 in Orange and Ginger Sauce or a Mango Sauce, Seafood Creole platter, Seafood Kebabs and much more...All served with a choice of Coconut White Rice or Rice and beans cooked on the open fire. Frozen Key Lime, Coconut Cheesecake and Local Ice Cream makes up our nightly desserts.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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