There’s a popular saying that goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”
On that same note, “When in Ambergris Caye, do what the locals, tourists, and expats do.” When it comes to dining at some of the top bars and grills on the Caye, be sure to include these gems on your “Must Go” list.
Secret Paradise Beach Bar
The Amazing Seafood Served at Secret Paradise Beach Bar
Getting to Secret Paradise Beach Bar located at The Secret Beach, North Ambergris Caye, is an adventure all its own. But once you arrive and take in the picturesque surroundings of the white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise water, you will understand it’s well worth the 45-minute golf cart ride. Here are just a few of the highlights of the Secret Paradise Beach Bar – food made with the freshest ingredients daily, fantastic fish tacos, savory fries and chicken nachos, delicious tropical drinks, and cerveza helada (ice cold beer)! Also the service is impeccable. While you’re there at Secret Beach, play some games, rent a paddleboard, or get a massage right in the water.
Blue Water Grill
Be Sure to Eat at Blue Water Grill just Across the Airport
Located on Barrier Reef Drive, right across from the San Pedro Airport, this restaurant is situated right on the beach and has superior views of the Caribbean Sea. We had an early dinner here one evening and the food was outstanding. While this place is a little more upscale than other restaurants, there’s no need to dress up, you can still wear your shorts and flip-flops. Be sure to try one of their pizzas (we had the delicious Colombia Pizza), and the grilled shrimp with the ginger BBQ sauce is my personal favorite.
Wayo's Beachside Beernet - Photo from Pinterest
One traveler calls Wayo’s “A cute gem of a place for an evening cocktail”. Wayo’s bar is located along the beach with comfy seating and gorgeous water views. They have an assortment of drinks that are served strong and with a smile from the fun and attentive staff. The food is flavorful and perfectly seasoned, especially the quesadillas and burritos. Wayo, the Owner, is typically there chatting and mingling with his customers, and also giving advice on what to do while vacationing in Belize.
The Truck Stop
The Truck Stop Ambergris Caye Offers Different Food Choices
Described by a Trip Advisor reviewer as “Ingenious”, The Truck Stop” is a food truck-truck stop. Bet you can’t say that fast 10 times in a row! The Truck Stop, with its 4 colorful containers that have been converted into mini restaurants, serves up different savory cuisines - like Asian, pizza, local favorites, and ice cream! There’s a sunset deck and a poolside bar, which overlooks the bay and gives you a peaceful view of the marvelous, hot-pink and fiery-orange sunsets. Not only do they have savory food that works with everyone’s budget, they complete your experience with “super yummy” ice cream, plenty of seating, kids games, trivia and movie nights, and family feud nights.
Palapa Bar & Grill
Taste Delicious Food Right Over the Water at Palapa's Bar & Grill
Known to be “The Coolest Bar & Grill Over The Caribbean Sea”, Palapa’s is located in a convenient and fun location on a pier. They boast delicious food, giant burgers, views of the Barrier Reef, great music, and the “Best hot sauce I’ve ever had”, says one of their many online reviewers. What more could a person ask for when the waiters bring you cold buckets of beer while you are floating in a tube on the water along the pier? It’s no wonder why Palapa's Bar & Grill gets a firm “Must Go” from locals and travelers alike.
Crazy Canuck's Beach Bar
Looking for a fun-filled night of activities? Then have we got the beach bar for you!
Known for hosting some of the most laughter inducing and happiest atmosphere's on the island, Crazy Canuck's Beach Bar is the place to be for fun games, live music, and, of course, great food and drinks. Located right on the beach across from Caye Bank, this beach bar features weekly game nights, the world famous Crab Race, Trivia Night and more. Rob, the owner and your host, will show you an amazing time. Laughter, fun and great food is guaranteed when visiting Crazy Canuck's.
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