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.

Aji Tapa Bar & Restaurant

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
2.5 Miles North San Pedro Town | Belize, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye 00000, Belize
+501 226-4047
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A one of a kind 5 Star Tapas Lounge and Restaurant situated on the...
A one of a kind 5 Star Tapas Lounge and Restaurant situated on the enchanting island of Ambergris Caye, Belize. Come visit us for an exotic cocktail under our Palapa bar, or bring the family to dine in our outdoor beachfront restaurant. Enjoy the myriad of flavors our tapas menu has to offer and relax in the moonlight inside the tropical Tapas lounge . Looking to celebrate? Our beautiful property is perfect to house your wedding, or specialized private event, alongside our event coordinators. .If you plan on visiting Ambergris be sure to visit Aji, where you will be captivated by the tropical, romantic atmosphere, fine food and fun friends you will make while visiting.
read more
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 474 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 313
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Walking distance to Grand Caribe, great paella

The location of Aji is great with water views during daylight hours and twinkling lights at night. We ate here three different times in three days and enjoyed it every time. We tried all of the paellas and enjoyed them all, and the fish choices were great also. Interesting wine choices and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
sanibelrocks
,
Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

474 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The location of Aji is great with water views during daylight hours and twinkling lights at night. We ate here three different times in three days and enjoyed it every time. We tried all of the paellas and enjoyed them all, and the fish choices were great also. Interesting wine choices and cocktail menu.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This place has an amazing atmosphere! The wait staff is attentive and friendly. The menu offers a good variety and everything was delicious. Highly recommended!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Aji is a beautiful little spot for dinner with a bar nestled into the hill and lights strung on the overhead trees. Very romantic and secluded feeling. We ate here twice, sharing tapas one night and then having the paella the other night. We also had both the key lime and chocolate desserts which were nice and light. The waiters... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

From the main road you follow a charming path over a pond and through the gardens. The restaurant is just off the beach, where tables were placed in little nooks with twinkle lights. Service was great. Paella was excellent, but daily catch was so-so(dry).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Caledon, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere and the service was fantastic! Follow a stonewall lined path with a jungle feel, into this cozy seaside restaurant. The tapas were delicious, mains a bit ordinary and the key (caye) lime pie was great. The friendly unique atmosphere is worth the drive north of the bridge!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wyckoff, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful setting. Beachfront, twinkling lights in the trees, enchanting little path to the seating area. Food was sub par though. Tapas were small and overcooked. Paella was also overlooked. Tough mussels and clams. Rice was mushy. Even the drinks on their specials menu - strawberry mojitos -were underwhelming. There are better places to eat in Ambergris Caye.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Food was excellent and service attentive. Eli at the bar makes a great sangria! Menu is a mix of Tapas and Entrees, so something for everyone.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plano, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This place was very nice. The walk to get to the restaurant from the road was amazing. It was right on the water and the staff was very nice. We had good quality well prepared food but it wasn't our favorite place. I think many people would love it. We also found it a bit pricey.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very good food. We had a party of 8 and everyone was very happy with their meal. The only problem we had was that ordering wine by the glass was actually less expensive than wine by the bottle...unusual to our American senses...we caught that little nuance right when we ordered, so ordered by the glass rather than the bottle.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport Beach, CA
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This has to be one of the most enchanting settings for dining anywhere! Set about 2.5 miles north of San Pedro, Aji is nestled in a rustic garden between a path along the beach and a hotel. One can easily walk along the beach path from the hotels nearby or approaching from the road, via golf cart, there is a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Aji Tapa Bar & Restaurant also viewed

 
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
 

Been to Aji Tapa Bar & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2.5 Miles North San Pedro Town | Belize, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye 00000, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: +501 226-4047

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Mediterranean, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

A one of a kind 5 Star Tapas Lounge and Restaurant situated on the enchanting island of Ambergris Caye, Belize. Come visit us for an exotic cocktail under our Palapa bar, or bring the family to dine in our outdoor beachfront restaurant. Enjoy the myriad of flavors our tapas menu has to offer and relax in the moonlight inside the tropical Tapas lounge . Looking to celebrate? Our beautiful property is perfect to house your wedding, or specialized private event, alongside our event coordinators. .If you plan on visiting Ambergris be sure to visit Aji, where you will be captivated by the tropical, romantic atmosphere, fine food and fun friends you will make while visiting.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Aji Tapa Bar & Restaurant and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
2 months ago
Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
2 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Aji Tapa Bar & Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?