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“Food was good and that was the only good.......”

Wish Willy - Bar & Grill
Ranked #18 of 92 Restaurants in Caye Caulker
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
colorado
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Food was good and that was the only good.......”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2010

We arrived there when it had just started raining. There were two of us. Willy came out and we told him we wanted fish. The sign on the main drag said any meal $9 US including all the drinks you wanted. We ordered and he went to the kitchen to prepare our meal. A group of 6 showed up and we became pretty much non-existent. We got our food and it was barracuda sauted in teriyaki and ginger with vegetables. The meal was really good but Willy disappeared and brought the group of six cubre libras and never acknowledged us again. He didn't even bother to come back to our table, either to ask how the food was, did we want something to drink or to collect our money for the meal - INVISIBLE WE WERE! We finished and he was standing out at the street on his cell phone and we walked by and handed him $9 each. He couldn't be bothered to even get off of his phone. RUDE!

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Helsinki
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“It's hard to be more laid back”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2010

This restaurant is like the definition of laid back. The staff will take a quick nap in the hammock, while waiting for the lobster on the grill to get cooked. They market themselves as quite cheap, but with no written menu or prices, the total bill will end up to similar prices as in the other places. This is definitely worth a visit, just for the atmosphere, but the food is not extraordinary and neither is it dirt cheap.

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Orange County, CA
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best food on the island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2010

We set out to find the best food on the island...and we found Wish Willy. Yes you are in a yard at tables eating. But the food was not better anywhere else. And trust me we tried a lot of places on the island. This was by far my favorite.

The prices seem to be what ever they want them to be. So make sure they tell you the price BEFORE you order. Because it might change at the end of the meal.

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nyc
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“The Best Food in Caye Caulker”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2009

The most authentic and delicious food you will find in Caye Caulker. Maurice is the guy who owns this place and cooks...went to culinary school in Chicago and been back in Belize for the past 10 years. Totally laid back - its basically the backyard to his home with a grill outside and the kitchen in his home.

If you go at night, don't worry about the baby lizards on the ceilings or the crabs running around on the sand...they won't bother you. Just enjoy the best food in Caye Caulker.

My wife and I hung out with Maurice and ate at his place at least 3-4 times over the weeklong vacation we took in Caye Caulker.

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Boston
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2009

The food was great. Maurice was very personal and funny. It is very relaxed. We did not have a long wait, but we got there on the early side for island time. The food is all fresh and we found spices and vegetables there that we did not find in other places. I would higly recommend it. I agree that the atmosphere may not be for everyone, but I found it delightful

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