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Cheap local eats?

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Cheap local eats?

Greetings all. Coming to San Pedro in mid-late July for Honeymoon and staying at Coco Beach. In regards to food, I've found several of the local eateries I've researched to be quite expensive. Where are some good places to go for good local food that is also easy on the pockets? I've traveled the Carribean before and love conch. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Cheap local eats?

Try the cafe at Akbol Yoga retreat. Comfortable, casual, inexpensive, Open air, right on the beach. Open 7a-5p. Also Art of Life Gallery & Cafe. On main road heading north out of San Pedro, short walk north of the bridge. Last I heard they were open evenings Wed-Fri. Art of Life will be romantic for honeymooners. Legends Burger House, about a block north of Art of Life. Have fun!

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2. Re: Cheap local eats?

Sorry to say that conch season is closed from July 1 to, I think, September.

The cheaper restaurants are in town. El Fogon for lunch, Antojitos San Telmo, Shelly's, Neri's Tacos. On weekends, excellent street food from the vendors around Central Park.

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3. Re: Cheap local eats?

You can eat really cheap on Ambergris Caye if you want to. There are lots of local eateries that dont have a web presence simply because they are operated by locals and the food really inexpensive.

Examples a good plate of rice and beans Stewed chicken with potatoe salad and some Hot Onion and Habaneros on top Mmmmmm delicious and for just $2.50 US if you eat that in a restaurant expect to pay $10-$12

You can get a Burger for $2.50 also from the central area and Burrittos Emapanades etc can all be had real cheap.

If you want a cheap sit down el Fogon although you will need to get directions to that place once you get there are its tucked away.

Legends Burger house is not bad prices with Burgers and fries starting at about $6

Look around a bit and you will find the cheap places

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4. Re: Cheap local eats?

Thanks for all the help and suggestions! Are there any of these types of small local places near Coco Beach or will we have to do some serious walking/riding/taxing into San Pedro Town?

Edited: 1:46 pm, April 07, 2010
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5. Re: Cheap local eats?

I think Tacogirl might have a listing on her site for food: http://tacogirl.com If she logs on, she can give you a list of great, inexpensive places to eat. I like The Bakery, especially for their pastries, which are good for breakfast and lunch.

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6. Re: Cheap local eats?

No there will not be any places like that near Coco Beach you will have to head into town to to find the cheaper places to eat.

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7. Re: Cheap local eats?

Basically for inexpensive food with a local flavor, your best bets are on Middle Street (or on cross streets). Front Street restaurants are either expensive and/or not-local cuisine.

On Middle Street: Warugama, an El Salvadoran place (don't recall the name), and The Reef are good places.

Island Deli is on a cross street between Front and Middle streets (walk up from the water taxi terminal).

There are also street vendors for barbecue ($5 US per person for chicken+beans+coleslaw), on Front (near Central Park), and also sometimes near the Water Taxi terminal. Also Maya Roast Chicken (attached to a Tortilla Factory) on Back Street. These generally open around 11 and sell out in a couple of hours.

The Bakery on Front Street has good inexpensive baked goods. Same for Pan Dulce bakery on Middle Street. Not necessarily local cuisine obviously.

Incidentally there are also some good fruit vendors on Middle and Back streets.

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8. Re: Cheap local eats?

These are all places closer to or just outside of town.

Here are more food recommendations by a Memphis blogger that has been coming here since the 70's

Top Ten San Pedro food joints

tacogirl.com/2010/…

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9. Re: Cheap local eats?

Not sure where Coco Beach is, but there is a small local place very near Banana Beach, just south of Rico's on the street side of the road. It is called Taqueria Belizeno and run by a lovely local man named Johnny. His menu varies- maybe jerk chicken, rice and beans,maybe some local dishes, maybe fish, or curry chicken. He can even make vegetarian plates. The prices are ridiculously low and you get a bit of interesting conversation from Johnny. If he has a few minutes he'll sit and chat with you and show you how he makes his yummy food. Not to be missed.

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10. Re: Cheap local eats?

Not sure where Coco Beach is, but there is a small local place very near Banana Beach, just south of Rico's on the street side of the road. It is called Taqueria Belizeno and run by a lovely local man named Johnny. His menu varies- maybe jerk chicken, rice and beans,maybe some local dishes, maybe fish, or curry chicken. He can even make vegetarian plates. The prices are ridiculously low and you get a bit of interesting conversation from Johnny. If he has a few minutes he'll sit and chat with you and show you how he makes his yummy food. Not to be missed.