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Black & White Cultural Entertainment Center
Ranked #26 of 46 things to do in San Pedro
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Owner description: At our cultural center we invite families, guests, visitors and tourists to come in to see local Belizean culture. In our country there are many ethnic groups yet we are all Belizeans. One of the most dynamic and interesting ethnic groups is the Garifuna culture. We offer a full presentation of our culture on request. Live Drumming Displays Food Dances Videos Information Clothing Language and lifestyle. This restaurant has a very unique atmosphere. There is an indoor space as well as outdoor space. It is cultural decorated in traditional Garifuna style, demonstrating our unique artifact, and with the instruments we use, when playing music. This restaurant is locally owned by a Belizean Garifuna family. We serve traditional food and local Belizean food. We specialize in food prepared using coconut milk. This gives our food an authentic flavor which is enjoyed by many. Fish is our main diet so fish is served in many forms, and is always available. Some of our main food serving: Hudut or fish serre and plantains Coconut white rice Coconut luxury rice Rice an beans Stew chicken Fish balls, pork chops, pork ribs and more Our tradition menu is available as You walk into the restaurant. If You are a vegetarian there is a wide variety to choose from. Lunch is great with us. Dinner is even better, as that is the time when the drummers are in and Belizean Garifuna music and dance takes place. Friendly people, Friendly drummers, Atmosphere local Belizean style!
Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was high on our to do list while in Belize and it did not disappoint! It was a thorough and entertaining presentation of the Garifuna in and around Belize. The owner Julia is a school teacher and made the presentation so easy to follow and interactive. She was friendly and knowledgable and went out of her way to answer the many, many questions we had. The drummers that performed were talented and enjoyable. And the food!! I can't not mention the delicious food that was prepared as dishes of the Garifuna. I definitely recommend an evening here for all ages. It's a can't miss attraction.

Thank Maggieb37
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Cultural Entertainment Center is a stretch. This is a small restaurant aka as a "Hole in the Wall" in the states. If you're interested in Garifuna culture and food it's well worth a visit. The owner is Garifuna and will chat with you about the history of her people. Unfortunately, they didn't have any performances while I was in San Pedro; however, I went for lunch and the Hudot (Fish in Coconut Broth with Sweet Plantain Mashed Ball) was terrific!

Pros: Great Garifuna food
Cons: Hard to contact. No answer by phone. You have to go by to make arrangements. Its a bit difficult to find.

1  Thank aglobalfoodie
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you visit Belize, do THIS before you do anything else!!! It puts many other things you see into perspective. Especially fun with kids!! Julia and Frank Martinez (with the help of their family and friends) have put together a wonderful expose' on Belize's Garafuna people and culture, which includes food, dancing, a historical video, and more. The event starts at 6:30pm and ends about 9:00pm (or whenever you get tired of eating or asking questions). Very informal, very fun. Julia is a school teacher during the day, and she is very effective at getting the historical and cultural information across to her audience - mostly because you become a participant in everything that occurs! If you are shy, you might want to have a rum punch or two before you get there, because you won't be able to sit back and just "observe." This event made put our whole visit to Belize into a different, more thoughtful, perspective. Highly recommended.

5  Thank LadyEngineer_1956
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

This dinner and performance was a spectacular evening for our family.
The food is delicious and unique and the dancing and drumming is high energy.

The location was about a 15 minute taxi ride from our hotel the Blue Tang inn.
The venue itself is fairly low key but comfortable and the staff made us feel very welcomed.

They gave us a welcome drink and then an interesting history of the Garifuna culture,
The food was prepared and laid out on a table buffet style with curry rice,rice and beans,2 types of fish,a meat dish,bread,and much more as well as dessert.
the food was plentiful and tasty.
Then the performance with dancing and great drumming and singing.All of us joined in the dancing and after the show we played the drums and took photos with the whole family and performers.
Overall it is a great night out,lots of fun and an excellent cultural experience.We were thrilled that we were able to have this memorable experience!

Highly recommended!!!

3  Thank desslock
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Julia and the rest of the staff were absolutely amazing. The food was excellent, the cultural education memorable, and hopefully our dancing not too offensive. We had a great time and would certainly recommend that visitors to Ambergris Caye visit Black & White Cultural Entertainment Centere.

1  Thank Jen_F_K
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