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“Not for the faint of heart”

Wish Willy - Bar & Grill
Ranked #22 of 94 Restaurants in Caye Caulker
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Not for the faint of heart”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

We heard about Wish Willys before coming to Caye Caulker and were excited to try it! Never in my life have I felt so unwelcome at a restaurant. We ordered two waters, and they brought out one tap water to share, no ice. I got the impression that tourists aren't really welcome here. The food was pretty good- for $9US per plate it's a good deal. I just recommend drinking before hand so you're brave enough to stick it out. Also, good luck if you need to use the bathroom - bring a headlamp and hand sanitizer.

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  • Dutch first
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English first
Carmel, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best Food On The Island”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Maurice the chef/owner (trained in Chicago) serves great food for breakfast and dinner. You never know what might be on the menu, but it is all amazing. The tables are all kind of funky and everything is outside in Maurice's yard and at first you might not want to stop and try it, but do not miss eating here.
Maurice is fun to talk to and his Dutch girl friend Monique who manages their cottages that are for rent is also very interesting and friendly. We went so many times that we even got to know their 3 dogs and their employees Charlie and Mr. Freddy.
The cost is also very reasonable!!

Visited December 2011
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Seattle, WA
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Stop here for dinner... every night!”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

You can't beat Wish Willy for a meal. $18 BZ... $9US for fresh grilled lobster, fish, chicken... you name it. If Wish Willys has it, it is served fresh to your table.

The ambiance is cool, set back off the beach. We went twice during our stay - and wish we could have gone more. I had the grilled lobster twice, the first night it was served with a delcious fresh vegetable pasta and the second time it was served a curry rice. We also tried the spicy shrimp and the conch stew. All was delicious... and you can't beat the price!

Visited December 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
371 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Can be excellent”
Reviewed January 3, 2012

I went twice, once for their Xmas day buffet dinner (which was average) and then again with a group of friends. The 2nd time they just brought out a selection of lobster, chicken, pasta, rice, veggies - and it was incredible. Based on the first experience I would not have gone back, but only did so because my friends were eating there - and based on that meal I would go back. So it seems to be hit or miss.

Visited December 2011
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Arcata, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best food 56 friends and family have ever eaten! Wonderful!”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

Our destination wedding was planned sight unseen on the beautiful island of Caye Caulker, 56 friends and family flew down for a week in December of 2011, with a reception at Wish Willy's on 12/8. Maurice and Monique (owners of Wish Willy) stayed in constant contact, with me from Belize to California, Maurice would call once a week in the months leading up to the event to make sure my inquiries were satisfied. The event was amazing, the food delicious, and Maurice was able to provide a private club at our request, so we could dance all night. This business owners attention to detail is fabulous! If you have a large group, or are planning a special event, or if you just want to have great food, Wish Willy is the place to be on Caye Caulker. Let Maurice know what you want and you will not be dissapointed!!!

  • Visited December 2011
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