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Reviewed December 8, 2020

We did the iguana tour first and then stayed for dinner. The staff was incredibly kind, allowing us to eat earlier than their listed hours. Our waiter was very professional and attentive. We ordered multiple appetizers instead of a dinner meal. The ceviche was delicious...and we also had bacon wrapped shrimp, dumplings, and calamari. All was beautifully presented and delicious. For dessert, we had the Cayo Lime Pie. Loved it!! Highly recommend this restaurant if you’re looking for a special, classy evening out with quality food!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

My wife and I ate several means at this restaurant that is in the San Ignacio Resort hotel. The atmosphere and view were wonderful and the meals were excellent in every way. The staff was very attentive. The outdoor portion of the restaurant overlooks a...beautiful pool area and dense jungle and could not have been more beautiful. This place is certainly on the repeat list when we go back to San Ignacio.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

We were staying at the San Ignacio Hotel so ate here several times, but mostly for breakfast. That was the highlight as the food and coffee is great and the setting wonderful as toucans fly around up until 7:30 or so. Dinner was nice as...well. Food is well-prepared, setting is nice on veranda overlooking the jungle. Surprisingly no bugs. Service is good with nice wait staff.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

This is a beautiful place with such a warm ambience. There are so many places to sit - the dining room, under the stars, or on the patio - all perfect options. I especially loved breakfast on the patio while we watched and listened to...the many tropical birds. We ate every single meal here breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sometimes a midday snack. We were so happy with our experience each and every time. First of all, the staff is second to none. Always so accommodating and gracious. True professionals. As for the food, it was so flavorful and savory and I loved the many menu options. We never got bored. I tried so many different dinner entrees from crusted fish filet to sushi to chicken and beef. My compliments to the Chef! The breakfast options were equally pleasing and delicious and I tried my first Johnny Cake. Honorable mention to the many breakfast smoothies - what a way to start your day. Oh, and how could I forget the bar? The bartenders are quite talented and whipped up some interesting drinks like mango or watermelon mojitos. Yum!More

Date of visit: January 2020
sanignaciobelize, Manager at Running W Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2020

Good afternoon QMA9, thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at the Running W Restaurant. We're pleased to know that the experience was pleasing to all senses and that you were able to try out many of our signature dishes. We...More

Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

The food was delicious, the servers delightful and setting unbelievable. We both ordered Mediterranean Salad and I added very good onion rings. It came with think sauce and pita bread. So good.

Date of visit: January 2020
sanignaciobelize, Manager at Running W Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2020

Good afternoon 190celestem, thank you very much for choosing to dine at the Running W Restaurant. We look forward to serving you again. My best, Stephanie Elena Marketing Manager

Reviewed January 8, 2020

I can only attest to their calamari and Lebanese platter with kibbeh. The calamari was perfectly cooked and seasoned, perfect with its mango sweet and chili sauce. The Lebanese platter with kibbeh was delicious. Don't forget to ask for the garlic sauce! Btw, the garlic...sauce with the calamari was so good, too!!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
sanignaciobelize, Manager at Running W Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2020

Good morning PaolaMason, thank you for taking the time to share your experience (and tips!) with the TripAdvisor community and choosing to dine at the Running W Restaurant. We look forward to serving you again, Stephanie Elena Marketing Manager

Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

Lovely place to sit in a beautiful dining room or on the terrace overlooking the pool. Extremely varied menu for Belize. We are most meals here during our 6 night stay as we could count on the purified water making all ingredients accessible. I am...gluten free and the kitchen was extremely accommodating. Service is thorough and food was creative and delicious. Steaks are the freshest you will find, from their own ranch a few miles away. People have commented on slow service, but relax, folks, this is Central America, not the US! Enjoy the lovely spot and have a rum punch!More

Date of visit: December 2019
sanignaciobelize, Manager at Running W Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Good afternoon christieford2, thank you very much for also sharing your experience about the Running W Restaurant. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the ambiance, the service, and of course...the food! We are a 100% scratch kitchen and we take pride in creating our dishes fresh...More

Reviewed January 5, 2020

The restaurant is inside the San Ignacio Resort Hotel, but is a full restaurant open to all customers. We usually avoid "hotel Restaurants", but we went there on the Christmas Eve because many restaurants were closed and the few open were fully booked. Entering the...Hotel we appreciated the nice lobby and very kind receptionist, but we notice also a terrifying view: a Christmas buffet with pasta, turkey, mashed potatoes and other traditional american food that we didn't want to eat while in Belize. Luckily the waiter offered us a limited, but nice A la Carte menu as well. Even this menu had a very limited offer of local cuisine (ceviche, lobster popper, and few other items) and offered mediterranean plates like hummus, kebabs or sushi and many kinds of steaks; but we were so happy to have found a place where to eat that accepted the international menu. We were sitting outside, on a beautiful terrace that during the day has a beautiful view on the garden. Nice table setting and perfect service. We had (all price in Belize dollars that are 2 BLZ for 1 USD): Popcorn Caribbean Lobster $40 Eggplant Fries $12 Beef Tenderloin Fillet with brussel sprouts and roasted potatoes $60 Lebanese Platter (hummus, pita, olives, grilled vegetables) + Lamb skewers $16 As a drink a good bubbly rose brut from Italy at a reasonable $65 Very good food cooked and presented in a very accurate way. And, as I said, the service was very professional. So we end up to have a very satisfying Christmas dinner in a nice ambient, even if with a little Belizean flavor.More

Date of visit: December 2019
sanignaciobelize, Manager at Running W Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Good afternoon albicusi, Thank you so much for visiting us during your Christmas time in Belize-- we're happy our Restaurant was able to accommodate you for the occasion. We appreciate all your comments and we will definitely keep these in mind for next year's holiday...More

Reviewed December 19, 2019 via mobile

We went here for lunch and they had taco Thursday do so we ordered the fish and lobster tacos. The lobster taco was ok but the fish taco was amazing. My kids had the chicken tortilla soup and tacos. The place was busy, it took...over an hour for us to get our food. So if you are in a hurry to get to a tour, skip this place. It’s a good place for a leisurely lunch. I would recommend trying the flavored mojitos. I liked the tamarind mojito, different from anything I’ve had before.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 11, 2019

Ate most of our meals at the Running W during our stay at San Ignacio Resort Hotel. Sitting on the terrace watching the wildlife, especially the toucans, added to the experience. Great variety and the food was excellent and so fresh.

Date of visit: October 2019
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