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“Avoid it like the pest! ”

Tropical Paradise Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 92 Restaurants in Caye Caulker
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
San Ignacio, Belize
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Avoid it like the pest! ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

The place seems fine and inviting enough, being situated right next to the local graveyard. Thus one has a 'great' view of tombstones while having food.

The food is average, with our jam having gone into fermentation.

What really makes the rating for this place so bad is the service. While happy and welcoming when we were still outside, all changed once we entered the establishment. We were a group of 9 people, so the staff stood around instead of helping to seat us. They then took our orders, bringing coffee without milk or sugar and forgetting us promptly afterwards. So one of us eventually got up, went to the kitchen and requested milk and sugar.

The food took forever to come (it was only us and another table, the place was empty, and we were only having breakfast). The orders were incomplete, our really friendly requests were acknowledged and then forgotten. All of us took turns to go to the kitchen and get the stuff the unfriendly staff forgot.

In short: there's many other good places on this island, there's no need to let them ruin your day.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vancleave, Mississippi
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Yum!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here as part of a snorkeling excursion that included lunch. I had the chicken burrito with salsa. It was very filling and the hand-made tortilla was delicious. The prices for their buckets of local beer and rum & coke from the bar were the cheapest we had found during our whole vacation. It was a very charming little restaurant!

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Thank HCH2006
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Wilber, Nebraska, United States
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Bucket of Beers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stopped here for three days in a row during the heat of the day to stay in the shade but have a view of the ocean. They have a nice 6 bucket of beers for $20 bz with chips and salsa. They also have a bottle of rum and 3 sodas. We tried that the third day, but were unable to get through half the bottle with only the three sodas so had to buy 3 more. Also it would have been nice if the chips and salsa were free refills. And you can take the drinks to go to, which is great!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Sandra K
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Anchorage, Alaska
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good blended drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We didn't eat but went for coladas and daiquiris on a hot day. The banana colada was excellent (although not very boozy) and only $4us...they're $6us most places.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

We enjoyed the seafood that we ordered her. Our waiter was very funny and friendly. Just like everything else on Caye Caulker it takes a while to get your meal...but it is prepared fresh and to order. Remember...go slow!

Visited February 2014
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