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“Best Conch Fritters in the World”
Review of El Fogon

El Fogon
Ranked #13 of 192 Restaurants in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Central American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed February 14, 2013

They also do great grilled Hogfish fish and they have a secret recipe for Key Lime pie which I usually am not a fan of, but it was amazing.

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

We had a great dinner and drinks in this unique and quaint restaurant! The conch fritters were the best that we had of all the restaurants we went to in Ambergris Caye. Henry our waiter was so kind and helpful. He is very knowledgeable about Belize and Ambergris Caye's traditions and about the food that was prepared for us. We truly enjoyed visiting with him!

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Thank Kim D
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Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

This place tries to mimic local village kitchen but is far from being authentic .Our grouper file was about 3oz ,definetly frozen .we ordered lemonade(did not feel like beer) that was made from concentrate.after spending 50 US dollars we left in satisfied.i will not recommend this place to anybody.

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Thank tonya43
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Luis D, Owner at El Fogon, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

We appreciate every person who walks into our humble restaurant. We really wish we would have known you were unhappy, we would have addressed it right away. We never use lime concentrate for our limeades or serve frozen fish so we are shocked about that complaint. Our little restaurant was established by my mother who was born and raised on the island of San Pedro as were her descendants. She designed the restaurant to look like an Old fashioned kitchen like to good old days. Our lunch menu consists of traditional Belizean cuisine cooked in our fire hearth and our dinner menu specifically states that we specialize in grilled seafoods only. We have small menu with the intention of keeping our food fresh. We apologize for not satisfying you and we are very sad you do not recommend us to anybody. We understand that our family restaurant does not cater to everybody. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to post about their great experience at our place! We are always looking forward to having you there.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

This was an amazing place to visit, recommended by many, and we found out why. All 6 of us had an amazing last night at this place. Loved the food, drinks, and well its not north america, the service was amazing for Island time :)

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Thank Andy d
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We drove our golf cart through town to find this very cute restaurant. The staff was nice and friendly, Good food and Fresh fruit juices.

Thank 695DebbieB
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