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Coconut Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 226-4042
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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
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  • 51
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
BigTravelingMan
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Charlotte, NC
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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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
37 reviews 37 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
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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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Snohomish, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I wish I had! The order was wrong, the food was sparse and the the owner was unbelievably RUDE! This place is a poor example of the great places in San Pedro! We asked for an explanation about the error and all we got was gibberish! This guy should be banned from Ambergris Caye!!

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We visited Ali Baba on Jan 20,2015...HUGE MISTAKE! The owner seemed like he was coming off a 3 day cocaine binge and was so rude and angry that he should THINK ABOUT RETURNING TO JORDON. The food (if you want to call it that) was super over priced. The chicken we ordered looked like the skinniest chicken in town not... More 

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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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