The restaurants in Belize are wonderful and inexpensive. Often times, I go into a restaurant and I don’t even look at the menu. I’ll just tell the lady, “Fix me something that you’d have for dinner at your house. What’s the closest thing that you have to Belizean cuisine?” What I get is always wonderful.
My favorite restaurant in Orange Walk is Cocina Sabor. It has a great menu, with soup, fish dishes, and beef dishes. The owner is onsite- a great guy Oscar Gutierrez. Oscar’s a fantastic fellow. Love it! Trade Winds at Orchid Bay is another great place. There are several places right around Corozal: Patty’s Bistro, Perozo Blues, New Millennium, Bucket Ear. I’ve never, ever, ever had a bad meal anywhere is Belize ever. And I love to eat.
Here’s a true story. We stopped at a little place in Corozal called Bucket Ear and the lady who operated it was happy to see us. We were just stopping in for a beer and a snack. We asked her what was going to be on the menu the next day. She told us that her son would be bringing in some fresh hogfish, which I’ve never had. Asked one of my buddies about it and he said, “Yes, I spent a lot of time in Georgetown, South Carolina. We had hogfish a few times, but rarely because it’s so expensive.”
We went the next day, had a great meal, and I think it was like $14 Belize which is $7 US. And it was just wonderful.
(Cocina Sabor, Orange Walk, Belize, pictured.)