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“Great food and service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Fogon

El Fogon
#2 Trigger Fish St. | Just north of Tropic Air Terminal, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 206-2121
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Ranked #9 of 126 Restaurants in San Pedro
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Coffee Shop, Central American, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: El Fogon meaning the "firehearth" 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 on an Orange and Ginger Sauce or a Mango Sauce, Seafood Creole platter and much more...all served with a choice of Coconut White Rice or Rice and beans cooked on the open fire.Frozen Key Lime is our nightly special dessert.
Madison, WI
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

I am currently on Ambergris Caye and had dinner here tonight. It was recommended by a really nice family that saw me walking and stopped and gave me a ride into town. I was not disappointed. The menu is small, but everything on it sounded delicious. Your meal includes appetizer, entree, and dessert. I had never had fish balls or conch fritters before, so my super friendly waiter gave me a combo of both. Both were excellent, but I loved the fish balls! So delicious. For my entree I had chicken skewers in a mango sauce. It came with beans and rice and vegetables. So much food and so good!! I may go back tomorrow as I heard my waiter tell another table that the current fish is grouper. I love grouper. Do try the habanero sauce but be very careful! It has quite a kick. My waiter had me try it before I doused it over my food. So glad he did. A very little goes a long way. They were busy tonight, but I was seated and waited on right away. The staff couldn't be any friendlier, and I met the owner too. What a nice guy! If you are in San Pedro, definitely go here! You will not be disappointed! The restaurant itself isn't fancy but with food like this it doesn't need to be. I feel it was also very fairly priced for the amount of food and quality. Save room for key lime pie. Go here!

Visited April 2013
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English first
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best food on the Island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Very casual and laid back atmosphere. It is basically a price fix menu with about 11 overall options. Like a lot of places here it really is actually two or three dishes with options of rice and meat. The food is actually very very good. The wait staff is very friendly and accommodating. It's not on the beach and the overall seating area is kind of rustic. It's a very pleasant and authentic feeling place. A must visit in San Pedro

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious! Went twice in a week!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Hands down the best Belizean restaurant in town. They were the saving grace of my trip to San Pedro/Ambergris. Henry and Alberto are so sweet and friendly. Get the grouper and the lime shrimp!

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Boston, MA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Not my favorite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is a nice, small restaurant where the menu is written on a blackboard. The cooking appears to be very old fashioned which I like. The menu didn't have enough options on it for me. Most of the items were stewed meat. I got the stewed beef and didn't really like it. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was nice and more mayan oriented than others. Seating was outdoors under a thatched roof. Others in my party enjoyed the food more than me. I would go back & try it again.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Food excellent, shrimp out of this world. Service was out of this world. Atmosphere very nice and the entertainment was an awesome singer. Prices very good for the excellent food and amount. Appetiser, main course and dessert all included in the price.

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