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$8 - $35
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

El Fogon was so good we went twice and ordered the same thing twice! Location: Right next to the airport. Super easy to find. Reservations: Super simple emailing. They respond quickly. Drinks: Coconut mojito is spot on. My boyfriend ordered beers. Food: Grilled lobster for...$30 US, heck yeah!!! And for my non-seafood eating boyfriend he loved the Chicken Curry. Staff- Amazing!!! From the waiter and bar tender to the server. Wonderful restaurant!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Staff are lovely and the food is very reasonable and delicious. Great local fare. Try the key lime pie. Served in an ice cream Sunday dish. Very creative and delicious. The hearth cooked stews are good as is the fried chicken. Every time we come...to the island this is a must.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don’t be fooled by the exterior looking inside, this place is a GEM. Amazing food. We had the Belizean Dip, Chicken Salbutes, Creole Fish and the Curry Lobster. All were good but the Curry Lobster was hands down the best. Enjoy!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had about 2 hours before the 9pm curfew was in effect. Save On was located right next to a TripAdvisor location called El Fugon (The Fire in Spanish). Guess what the food and drinks were 💯🔥 Our we ever Juan was cool with smiles...and conversation all the way!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 31, 2021 via mobile

Food was good but not great. Had the creole shrimp with rice and beans. Portion size was average but not a good value for the price. My wife had the grilled shrimp and had the same feeling, it was good but not worth the price...especially considering the location.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

Good food. Best fried chicken and coconut mojito on the island. Service was okay. Restaurant was super hot. While the grilled fish was still really good, it wasn’t quite as seasoned or as good as a few years ago.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 21, 2021

My husband and I stopped here to have dinner on our trip to San Pedro. We were very pleased with our meal and the service. I had the Coconut Curry Chicken w/ Coconut Rice it was very tasty. This restaurant also offered an sink to...wash your hands outside of the establishment.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

This is the best place to eat now in San Pedro! Ceviche is among the best in world. I ate there at least once a day every day of my vacation. Special shout-out to my buddies Jorge, Juan, and Ebby who keep the place running...with helpful, friendly, and attentive service.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 19, 2021

Go here. Eat the Belikin fried lobster tails. Probably the best dish in San Pedro. I always return when I visit.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 13, 2021 via mobile

Tucked in and small, this family run restaurant should not be missed if you are staying on Ambergris Caye! Authentic and divine. We had the chicken salbuta, the chicken stew, and the shrimp creole with coconut rice. Rich in flavor and deep in history. Save...room for the Key Lime Pie!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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d h
February 11, 2018|
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Response from arivera11082 | Reviewed this property |
Most places where belizean on the menu. We always asked to be sure
November 23, 2017|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
Unsure. If they have a website I'd try contacting them directly.
Larry M
June 3, 2017|
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Response from ElFogonSP | Property representative |
Sorry but we only deliver within the town limits. We would be happy to organize a taxi delivery. Thanks you!
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Fogon

Yes, El Fogon offers takeout services.

Yes, El Fogon is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

El Fogon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5