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El Fogon

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As featured in Best Food in San Pedro
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#2 Trigger Fish Street | Just North of Tropic Air Terminal, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 206-2121
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The drinks were good. I enjoyed the live music. Dinner was just OK though. Nothing special. Try and sit outside, it is cooler.

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indiana
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I don't know what Belizean Cuisine should taste like, but this was good food. Well prepared with fresh ingredients and nice presentation .

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Thank tjh780
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came in a group. I was mid hungry and ordered only desert (coconut cheesecake). I asked to be served the same time as the rest of the group. After an hour (usual thing here) when other were given their plates I was told they run out of cheesecake.... They waited an hour to tell me that!?!?!? I didn't order... More 

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Oregon
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was very good. Conch ceviche was pretty good. The service was excellent. Very attentive but not too much.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food! Went here because of a recommendation we got from our guide at a reserve and loved it! Try their conch fritters. We were a bit disappointed to hear that Lobster season is closed but all in all great dining experience.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Try the conch fritters very tasty! My husband and I both had seafood dish with coconut rice but they were seasoned differently. Mine had a great spiced kick and his had a curry taste. Both very delicious. Sorry I can't remember the exact names of the dishes. Servings are big here so come hungry or skip out on the appetizers.... More 

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Richland, Washington
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food and service was great. I would suggest making a reservation if going from 6:30-8:00. Crevice was awesome. So was the citrus shrimp with ginger. Price was $25 for me and 28 for my friend. That was with a cocktail.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had dinner here on Valentine’s night and had a great experience. El Fogon is off the beaten tourist track, (a block from the airport), and offers the best traditional Belizean food on the Caye. The menu offers a range of options including fish, poultry, meat and vegetarian. The meals we enjoyed (fresh fish and the Belizean wild game gibnut)... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

El Fogon is set right off the city center on a noisy street with construction taking place next store. As we pulled up I was immediately second guessing and my wife and I almost skipped this place. Thankfully we did not as it was in my opinion one of the best meals I had in our 10 days on the... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite places on the island. Curry fish was fantastic!! Our 7 year old son was with us. I was a little worried at first as there was not much for kids but he had the chicken and loved it - as did we!! Service was excellent as well. Only complaint was the drinks weren't great, just okay.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #2 Trigger Fish Street | Just North of Tropic Air Terminal, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: +501 206-2121
Description
El Fogon meaning the "fire-hearth" specializes in Authentic Belizean Cuisine. Our lunch menu includes Stewed Meats, Seafood & Soups. The items on the menu are all local favorites. Dinner consists of Grilled Seafood, Shrimp in Orange and Ginger Sauce or a Mango Sauce, Seafood Creole platter, Seafood Kebabs and much more...All served with a choice of Coconut White Rice or Rice and beans cooked on the open fire. Frozen Key Lime, Coconut Cheesecake and Local Ice Cream makes up our nightly desserts.

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