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“Island Institution” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palapa Bar and Grill

Palapa Bar and Grill
1 1/2 miles north of San Pedro | Tres Cocos, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
501 226-3111
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Ranked #25 of 121 Restaurants in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $17
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Description: Located 300' over the Caribbean overlooking the beautiful Reef. Enjoy cool breezes, no Mosquitos. Fresh Tropical drinks, ICE Cold beer. Delicious food,fresh made daily. Specialities are Humongous Cheeseburgers, BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches, BBQ Beans, Fish Tacos, Shrimp and Snapper Dishes, Smoked Chicken Wings, Fresh Salsa, Sausage Dip. Bring your fresh catch and we will cook it for you!!!! Float in inner tubes in the cool Caribbean while you get cold drinks by the bucket.
Anchorage, Alaska
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Island Institution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This palapa hut is a must-visit attraction on Ambergris Caye. This establishment is right on the water and the prices are very appetizing. Order anything on the menu - we enjoyed the ceviche as well as the coconut shrimp. The drinks were excellent as well and there are a lot to choose from.
The bar has a fun “shots in a bamboo stick” experience - looked great. We were surprised when the bill arrived; it was half of what we were expecting. There is music at night and it sort of becomes a dance bar. Arrive early to acquire a nice table.
This is a bit north of the main part of town but well worth the drive.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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cooperstown,ny
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“Bannana & Coconut Smoothie Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

You don't even have to have rum in it............it's really good! This place has character with all the graffiti everywhere....feel free to add to it.

Several inner tubes tied together and to the dock make for a perfect floating/cool drinking experience. It's at the end of the dock north of town but well worth the walk or ride........

Visited October 2013
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Sacramento, California
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“The scenery and experience are amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This place is unreal! What an experience for a bar to lower down bear to you while you sit in inner tubes and stare at the ocean! So fun!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Arcadia, California
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“Great place to hang out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Good appertizers, nice view, fun place to hang out, and good service! I ordered conch ceviche and fritters! Yummy! The view was awesome! You can see variety of fishes from your seat and enjoy the view of the sky and ocean. Also you can take a dip and chill on the tube while drinking beer. They'll bring you bucket of beer to the tube area so easy access to get a refill. Fun place to be!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, Illinois
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“Best beach bar in belize/ san pedro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

really cool atmosphere, hanging out in the water all day while they lower you buckets of beer down to you on a rope! Excellent Fish tacos and frozen/ mixed drinks!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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