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“Our favorite lunch spot in San Pedro”
Review of El Fogon

El Fogon
Ranked #20 of 210 Restaurants in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Central American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, 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 June 14, 2013

El Fogon has some great, fresh food. Lunch is better than dinner and is often frequented by locals and tourists alike.

Ambience/Location: Located near the airport on a small side street, it's a little bit away from the beach and main strip. Indoor and outdoor seating, with the outdoor being the preferred choice. Medium size palapa hut with wooden tables is also good for larger groups (largest table fits 10).

Service: Very good, attentive service. Friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to satisfy you.

Food: Some of the best stews and soups are to be had here. They are slow cooked in large pots on the grill outside. Various meats and seafood like deer, beef, gibnut, chicken, conch...etc are tender and filled with a deep recado/coconut flavor. The red achiote spice mix is prevalent in many of their meat dishes. Their Conch soup, conch fritters, and grilled conch were the best we had on the island (and we had conch every day for 7 days).

Value: Considering locals also eat here, it's telling that the prices are fair.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We ate there on our last full day in San Pedro. It is about as rustic as it gets, covered picnic tables, hidden behind a low rising whitewashed fence next to an outdoor stove. The menu so simple, faded white chalk on a well worn chalk board. Most items between 15 to 28 Belieze. We heard the stewed chicken was good and so it was but the Salbutes (a flat corn tortilla lightly fried with stewed chicken and topped with cold slaw)was extraordinary. Along with a Belikin or two, warm friendly staff, nothing could have been better. My only regret was we should have eaten there every day!

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Thank Otlets
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

My first meal in Belize was the fried fish (cant remember the name)! It was amazing! I also had fresh watermelon water with my dish. Strongly recommend!

Thank WillTravelForStampts
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

My boyfriend and I , were looking for dine at an authentic Belizean restaurant , since the rest serves continental food.

The food is so delicious, I ordered a 3 course meal that has grilled fish with stew veggies and for dessert is their homemade key lime cream pie personally made the by Alfonso!

Service is great, they called the cab for us. The best place to eat local food!

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Thank sandydessert
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We were dropped off at El Fogon by a cab. The outside of the place was not very inviting, but once you got inside it was nice. By nice, I mean laid back and relaxing. We ate at a picnic table in the sand outside. We split a meal which was fantastic. We had the typical Belizian dinner of fish, beans and rice and cole slaw. The fish was great! We also got conch fritters which had a lot of conch in them. Key lime pie for desert was great as well. The waiter that we had was very friendly and provided great service.

Thank oldgoalie30
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