Fodor's Expert Review El Fogon

$$ Ambergris Caye and San Pedro Caribbean Fodor's Choice

Named for the open wood-fire cooking hearth ("faya haat" in Kriol), El Fogon serves authentic down-home Belizean cooking like chaya tamales, Creole stews, and gibnut (a small game rodent and delicacy). El Fogon feels like a hole-in-the-wall, but it's actually one of the most renowned spots on the island. Think island-casual but with the quality dialed up (you sit at picnic tables, but the picnic tables have cloth runners). Dishes are prepared in cast-iron pots in a traditional fogón. Next to it, a mountain of fresh veggies, about to be chopped, is part of the decor. Though it's in town, it's a little hard to find: ask any local where it is.

Caribbean Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

2 Trigger Fish St.
San Pedro Town, Belize District  Belize


Known For:
  • Fish coconut curry
  • Mango smoothies
  • Off-the-beaten-path dishes in a well-known restaurant
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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