12 of the Best Restaurants in San Ignacio, Belize

While Belize is well known for its scenery, its outstanding cuisine often goes unnoticed. San Ignacio in particular has a restaurant scene that rivals cities many times its size. Here are a dozen establishments worth visiting.

Photo by Cahal Pech Village Resort

Cahal Pech Village Resort Restaurant

The crown jewel of San Ignacio dining, this eatery has the best views in town. Stunning vistas aside, this gem boasts 4-star fare like Mayan pork chops at fair prices.

Ko-Ox Ha-Nah Restaurant

While it may not look like much from the street, Ko-Ox Ha-Nah is the place for unique Asian cuisine. From Lamb Curry to BBQ ribs, they’ve got a wide assortment of tasty dishes.


Seafood lovers should head straight to Erva’s for a massive plate of coconut lobster tail. If you’re in the mood for something uniquely Belizean, try the Chaya dip or the Relleno Negro dinner.

Mr Greedy’s

Regardless of where your travels take you, pizza will always hit the spot. Mr. Greedy’s offers solid pies as well as wings and burgers. They’ve also got free Wi-Fi and Belikin on tap.

Fuego Bar & Grill

Voted one of the best restaurants in the country, Fuego is a class act that’s surprisingly affordable. They serve up smart cocktails and the best pulled pork sandwich in town.

D Catch Sea Food Bistro

Situated right on the beach, D Catch is all about dishing out the freshest seafood possible. Their shrimp, octopus and conch ceviche with habanero pepper alone is worth making the trip.

Pops Restaurant

For the best breakfast in town, head straight to Pop’s first thing in the morning. Fresh-squeezed local fruit juices, homemade tortillas and authentic fry jacks await at this bustling little dinner.


A local San Ignacio institution, Mincho’s is a respected purveyor of quick and simple fried fare. They crank out some of the best burritos and empanadas you’re likely to find within 100 miles.

Cenaidas Belizean Food

If you’re trying to stay away from the touristy spots, Cenaidas is the way to go. This inexpensive eatery is perfect for families that need to load up without burning through cash.

Maxim’s Restaurant

This hole-in-the-wall establishment puts out tasty American-style Chinese food at Belize prices. Whether you stick around for a sit-down meal of Fry Chicken or order takeout, Maxim’s grub always satisfies.

Hode’s Place

For road weary travelers, Hode’s Place is a reliable option that serves up familiar items like fajitas, wings and nachos. They’ve got a full bar and plenty of shaded tables out back beneath the orange trees.

Rolson’s Cocina Cantina

If moderately upscale, attractively priced Mexican is what you’re in the mood for, Rolson’s is a wise choice. The guacamole and carne asada in particular earn rave reviews from legions of satisfied patrons.

Eating Well in Paradise

If you’re looking for the cream of the culinary crop, any of these establishments will fit the bill. From comfort food to high-end fare, there’s something for everyone in San Ignacio.


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1 Comment

  • Jane West Reply

    February 16, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Check out the restaurant redo and new menu at the San Ignacio Hotel, too!

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