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El Fogon

Certificate of Excellence
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Central American, South American
As featured in Best Food in San Pedro
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# 2 Trigger Fish Street | Just North of Tropic Air Terminal, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 206-2121
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

El Fogon is a wonderful spot for lunch or dinner. Very traditional dishes full of flavor! The service is very friendly and accommodating!

Thank Adam T
Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Showed up here for dinner one night and were able to get a table inside where it was pretty hot, but were moved to an outside table as soon as one became available. Kudos to the staff for that. The mixed ceviche dish was absolutely amazing as were the shrimp dishes. A very nice splurge dinner.

Thank rum r
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you've been to San Pedro you know the sun sets early and the last water taxi to the resorts runs at 6:30 p.m. We decided to have an early dinner at El Fogon based on the reviews. We arrived just before 5 and they had not quite rolled out the dinner menu on a Monday night. At first I... More 

Thank J B
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went there recommended by some locals and it is really like what we were told. Local food, friendly service with a Belizean flair.

Thank Joao90028
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty food,belizean creole food choices.Worth try.Good service.Place will get crowded towards closing time..But not noisy,we can have good family dining time.We tried Coconut curry and Rice with Coconut .. it is Yummy. Probably kids may not have many choices..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing food here! The lobster was sensational! Hard to find awesome restaurants here and this is the top 3 for sure

Thank Joni B
Diamond Bar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ordered the fish plate, her's was grilled, while mine was deep fried. Both came with grilled vegetables and coconut rice. We also ordered fruit smoothies. The portion sizes were average and the flavors were good, but not exceptional. The rice had a hint of coconut (compared to a couple of roadside stands in San Ignacio and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, service and people. Pricey but great food. Cozy place near the airport, most of the food is fish, shrimp etc.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch at El Fogon and loved it! I tried the salbutes (similar to Mexican tostadas) as well as a local dish of chicken in a curry sauce and coconut rice and beans. Everything was delicious!

Thank Cristina F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was really good. Grilled lobster at a price anyone could afford. The staff, Juan and James were very attentive and make sure we had a great time. This is a no Miss restaurant while visiting San Pedro

Thank Sheldon F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $35
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Central American, South American
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: # 2 Trigger Fish Street | Just North of Tropic Air Terminal, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: +501 206-2121
El Fogon meaning the "fire-hearth" 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 in Orange and Ginger Sauce or a Mango Sauce, Seafood Creole platter, Seafood Kebabs and much more...All served with a choice of Coconut White Rice or Rice and beans cooked on the open fire. Frozen Key Lime, Coconut Cheesecake and Local Ice Cream makes up our nightly desserts.

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