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Coconut Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 226-4042
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 4
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 52
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 stars
Disgusting vile owner and horrendous food

Quite possibly the worst restaurant I have ever experienced. A real holiday low in a threatening environment and a weed-high aggressive and intimidating manager. The empty restaurant seemed fairly clean and it was about 10pm when we arrived in the are. Ali Babba was the only restaurant open in... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
slhsoy
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Sierra Madre, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were driving around San Pedro Island and drove past Ali Babas. I noticed a huge Rotisserie over outside that was filled with delicious smelling/looking chickens. I said to myself that I was definitely going back. And I did! SO GLAD I DID! First off, it's the only place I feel like I got a darn good drink. And cheap... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Quite possibly the worst restaurant I have ever experienced. A real holiday low in a threatening environment and a weed-high aggressive and intimidating manager. The empty restaurant seemed fairly clean and it was about 10pm when we arrived in the are. Ali Babba was the only restaurant open in the area and it was our first night in San Pedro-... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A good friend of mine and I just got back from San Pedro a couple days ago. We stopped at Ali Baba pretty much every day for a couple drinks, had supper there twice. I had no problems what so ever, people have stated that he's expensive and over charged. Well your in San Pedro, look around, everything here is... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The owner Bilal was very personable at first and took our order quickly. The food was marginal and the longer we sat there the less attentive he became, but the real surprise was when we got the bill. He tried to charge us $149.00 for an over priced $110.00 meal. When we called him on his lie he took us... More 

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San Pedro, Belize
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

i had the misfortune of eating there. the food was very bad and i felt sick shortly after leaving the place; it took three days to recover from the meal. the service was almost as bad as the food and the owners attitude. avoid this place at all cost. i can't believe the tourism board allows this place to ruin... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you're looking for an experience and do not have high expectations, you might consider dropping in here for lunch. The rotisserie chicken wasn't bad. The other reviews are pretty accurate, but I have to say it was a fun experience for a group of guys who were just as crazy as Billy.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Went here last night expecting a great experience. Customer service missing. The place had no taboili or baba ganoush to serve. Was served what seemed to be microwaved pita bread. Requested a replacement and was given a hard time. Worker was more concerned w/ what looked like socializing with friends hanging out in the place and using the hookahs than... More 

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Glendale, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

What an experience~! I ordered the half chicken & hummus . The chicken was just ok & the hummus was spreadover the plate like an illusion that there was more~! The bill came to $30.00~! The girl who served my wife & I looked like she was being held hostage~! The owner was so high on coke he couldn't stand... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

So the food was edible, but nothing great. The owner, however, is a hot-headed jerk, so this place is definitely not one I would suggest spending your money at.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Got charged more than twice the going rate in the attached shop for cigarettes etc on first day here by the wasted wide boy owner. Really pushed some bad looking food at us. Thief, swindler, AVOID! Posted as it confirms other reviews reference the swindler running the place. Disgrace to an otherwise great resort.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Coconut Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: +501 226-4042

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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