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“Wonderful, Authentic Food and Great Service”
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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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 May 28, 2014

We decided to go to El Fogon based on all the great reviews, and we were not disappointed. We had the conch fritters as our appetizer, sangria, salbutes, and the BBQ chicken. All of it was delicious and a nice change of pace from the food at our resort. Everything we ate was fresh and tasty, and the service was warm, fast, and friendly. A great place to try local comfort food, and we loved the casual atmosphere and sand floor. We would definitely go back on our next trip.

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Thank volcanogirl
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

This was the first restaurant we tried in San Pedro, and it was our absolute favorite! We went back twice more before leaving, and when we asked if we could purchase some of their homemade hot sauce, they made it fresh for us and bottled it up. The service was great; everyone is so friendly. The prices are reasonable, and the food is amazing. I had the mango fish kebabs twice. I definitey recommend going here early on in your trip, because you will want to go back again before you leave!

Thank Anonymous428
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

El Fogon Restaurant is a MUST visit restaurant if you are looking for excellent local food. It is owned and operated by a local San Pedrano family. Everything is prepared fresh and they offer game meats from time to time. I love the gibnut meat so if they have it when you visit, make sure you try it. Gibnut is famous in Belize and it is nicknamed "Royal Rat" because it was fed to Queen Elizabeth on her visit to Belize. And no, it's not a rat :) They also serve a delicious lemon pie. They just opened a coffee shop so you can get coffee served throughout the day.

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Thank JoseLuisZapata
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

We stopped at EL Fogon by mistake as we couldn't find the place we were looking for, it's just as well we did, the food was excellent, we had the stewed chicken and stewed lamb, the tastiest meal we have had since arriving on the island! The frozen key lime pie was outstanding and the service was swift and friendly!

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

Went to El Fogon in May. We got there a little early for lunch and someone from the staff gave us a tour of the fire hearth and the food. We got stew chicken and stew beans and rice. Excellent food at a very good price. El Fogon gets very high ratings from me in every category.

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Thank EF0724
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