The food here was excellent and we were quite happy we decided to have our last meal on the island here. The restaurant is located on the beach attached to a hotel (with only a few rooms) just a short ferry ride from our hotel. As we arrived we were greeted by the waiter (his name escapes me now) and seated at a nice table overlooking the beach and the ocean. The ambiance is upscale casual with nice lighting and wooden table and chairs.
There was a nice small bar in the back but it was the food that made a great impression, it was excellent and I would definitely return.
Miriam and I both wanted the lobster which was still in season for another 2 weeks (lucky us). We perused the menu, placed our drink order and decided on a few great choices for appetizers and main course.
Again, not a super expensive meal, but not cheap by any means. We each paid about $70 US. Please note that menu prices are in Belize dollars (can initially cause sticker shock). Divide the prices in half and you'll get your price in $US.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Favorite Dish: We started our meal with a nice cool frozen drink. A basket of fresh warm bread was brought out and we then ordered our drinks. We both had the frozen Margarita. Next up appetizers. Miriam decided on the fresh mozzarella tomato and basil and I choose the crab cakes, they were both so yummy. For our main course I decided on the Caribbean spiny lobster which was served on the shell seasoned with lime & dusted with nutmeg, paprika, fennel, celery seed and dried onion with some garlic butter, garlic mashed potato and sauteed veggies. Miraim had the combination filet mignon and lobster with the same sides...we both raved how excellent the lobster was, not overcookded!! We then finished this fabulous meal with "Kim's dreamy rum chocolate cake.
It's amazing how we thought that every single one of our restaurant choices were excellent, but Rendevous was by far our favorite and best meal during our visit.
Again, the restaurant was located on the beach inside a wonderful looking chalet type home, right next door to our hotel. On our first night in Belize we had decided to try this restaurant out but there were no reservations to be had, so we made it a point to make reservations for the following night and were so happy that we did. The food and the service was beyond excellent.
We arrived and were greeted by our waiter and seated at a nice table in the corner close to a larger table with a group of about 5 people (later on we found out it was the chef's family visiting). The restaurant is quite nice with Asian fusion decorations with a bit of French tossed in.
This night the restaurant was a bit slower with only the three tables occuppied which we found strange since it was a Saturday night but we were happy to have the attention of the two waiters, who incidently invited us to the their Beach BBQ the following day. We also met up with them later on that evening at probably the only club in Ambergris Cay.
The food was amazing, one of the best I have had. Prices were even reasonable. Our dinner every night average more than $70 per night, but we didn't pay more than $55 (US) each including a drink and a shared dessert.
Favorite Dish: Wow, the food was excellent and even the other diners where raving to the chef about her wonderful sense of combining the different tastes of each dish.
Miriam and I started our evening with drink. I had a mojito she had a margarita on the rocks. We looked at the menu and made our choices. We decided to order an appetizer to share and we chose this wonderful salad which was a combination of chicken, pork with all sorts of seasonings and was excellent.
For our main meal I ordered the snapper (the catch of the day) which was excellent and was paired with a coconut cream sauce and saffron with an orange ginger rice, YUM! Miriam had the Thai Pepper Pork which were medallions of pork in a Thai garlic peppercorn sauce served with the orange ginger rice. OMG, what a wonderful meal experience and we couldn't stop talking about how excellent the food was. We even spoke to the Chef (Collen, a wonderful transplanted Canadian women) and thanked her for a wonderful meal. She reiterated the invitation to the Beach BBQ the next day.
We ended this fabulous meal with Colleen's Chocolate Truffle Cake, it taste as good as it sounds.
Of all our dinner experiences while visiting Ambergris Cay I would say that Portofino was our least favorite, mainly for two reasons. The food was good, but nothing inspiring and the time we waited for our meal was way too long and this definitely our feeling about this place.
We called and made reservations and were picked up by their private ferry. Upon arriving to the dock, the "guard" escorted us to the restaurant, just a few steps ahead of us. The restaurant is located in a hotel with very nice decorations and furnishings. We waited about 10 minutes before we were seated at a table close to the open air seating. There were quite a few tables occupied by diners and we realized that there was only one waitstaff and one bar tender taking drink orders. At least one more waiter was needed to efficiently bring the meals out in a timely fashion.
The meal was okay, nothing to rave about and the service was lacking. I didn't feel the warmness we had felt in our other dining experiences.
Favorite Dish: I ordered a class of white wine and so did Miriam. We then waited what seemed like 20 minutes to place our meal order.
Our waitress finally made her way to us and we placed our order. I ordered the coconut Caribbean Newburg which was quite yummy and Miriam ordered some type of shrimp. We each ordered the seafood platter a combination of lobster, fish fillet, shrimp and scallops sautéed and served with rice and vegetables, we decided to skip dessert as we had waited so long for our meal to arrive.
Considering what we paid for our meal I would have to say I don't think I would recommend this place to anyone. Although the meal itself wasn't bad, the service and higher prices than we had paid in other restuarnts would warrant us to definitely skip this place on our next visit.
Our meal with an appetizer each, glass of wine each and our main entree was over $75 (US).
Because we were in a resort with very few options of places to eat (unless we woke early and made a trek by ferry) we had our breakfast every morning at the Luna Restaurant located in the hotel.
The breakfast menu was quite nice with varing choices of eggs, omelets, waffles, french toast, pancakes and fruits. We ordered a different breakfast every morning with a cup of coffe and water.
The cost of breakfast was $15 US each.
Favorite Dish: I had the pancakes and ham, waffles and eggs over with their Johhny cakes, fuit and coffee during my stay. Miriam had a varing combination of the same items.
Luna Restaurant is located at Journey's End Hotel turned out to be an excellent choice for our first meal here in Ambergris Cay. We had been traveling all day the other restaurant we had seleted hat no dinner reservations for that night. The good thing about this restuarant was that we didn't have to venture too far out of our way.
The restaurant is quite nice in an open air dinning setting. They have some nice tables or cozier booths where you can feel the cool breeze. We sat at a nice booth and proceeded to look at the menu amazed at being in such a beautiful place. We then ordered drinks followed by our appetizers then of course our main meal.
The wait staff were very nice and friendly to add to the good food. Prices are quoted in American dollars and although we didn't think it was too expensive, the meal definitely wasn't cheap by any standards. We each paid about $65 dollars for an appetizer, main dish and a drink. We skipped dessert we couldn't even finish our meal.
Favorite Dish: Miriam ordered a Rum Punch and I had a Margarita. We each ordered an appetizer, Miriam had the jerk shrimp while I ordered the crab cakes. For dinner I ordered the seafood linguine while Miriam had the fresh fish of the day a wonderful snapper. Our meal also came with a soup in a buttery cream sauce with hints of seafood, and wonderful spices.
Fresh, homemade Italian pastas and pizza. Just opened in May and run by a family from Rome. Import meats and products directly from Italy. Outdoor patio seating off a side road just south of town. Hard to find, so call for directions. Pastas were very good and pizzas made and cooked in the brick oven right in front of you. Kids loved talking to the chef and watching their pizzas being made. Amazing pizzas! Far better than the "pizza joints" on the island.
Favorite Dish: Pizza
Four Cheese Pasta
Basically a Caribbean restaurant. It was alright. It got very crowded during my visit and I had to sit at the end of the bar. They also serve Mexican and Argentinan food. The service here was very good and the cook charming. I was not knocked out by the quality of the food.
We really enjoyed our evenings spent here at El Patio Restaurant. They have a lovely patio for outdoor dining. The food is good and some evening we would eat elsewhere but stop by here for an drink or dessert.
The first night we arrived we ate here but we had to dine inside since it was raining.
Favorite Dish: Atmosphere.........
On our last night on the island we stopped by on our way home.
The patio was full with beauty contestants doing a photo shoot.
They were from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvadorhttp://ambergriscaye.com/elpatio/index.htmland were to be in the local La Costa Maya Pageant.
After having spent the day indoors due to rain we thought we would find a nice place to have dinner. We didn't want to go on our golf card though so we went to plan B.
My daughter found an ad that said if you dine at Victoria House they will sent transport for you.
She phoned them and they did come get us for dinner, in a limo. The restaurant was beautiful.
Everything on the menu was ala carte so it was a bit pricey but we enjoyed it.
Our very best food in Belize was found at Sweet Basil Restaurant.
The location was a little out of the way but it is well worth the extra effort to get there.
We dined up on the second floor on an open air balcony. There was a nice view of the sea from there.
Favorite Dish: Everything we tried was delicious.We especially liked the tabouli salad and fresh homemade bread
Island Ice Cream was a great place to go when I craved ice cream. This is a common thing in this tropical climate so there tend to be a few good ice cream parlours around. The Island Ice Cream offered excellent ice cream however they did not have a great variety of flavours offered. I settled for plain old chocolate and it was great. Just what the doctor ordered on a hot day. My other complaint here was that the cost was a bit more expensive than you might of expected.
lonery planet highly reccomended so as some locals but this place's foods were awful with a big attitude of the stuffs. We all didn't like our dishes and couldn't eat so much. We took leftovers for the street dogs and shockingly the next morning when we fed a hungry street dog the left over it chewd and spited out! You can imagine how they were....
I highly reccomed this place for dinner. We all had a seafood dish and all were excellent also the service was amazing!
We actually went for lunch as well but not as good as dinner over all food and service but dinner is supreme. You are on a outside deck with over looking the sky and ocean. So peaceful.
Favorite Dish: Mayan fish.
This is a nice place on the water on the north side of the spit.It sits about where the "Tres Cocos" snorkel site is on the reef which you can see from the bar . The main bar area is on the second floor giving you a nice breeze and view.There are real bathrooms(hooked to a septic system on land-Not just a hole in the dock!) on the first floor.Good place to stop if your taking a walk down that part of the island.
Favorite Dish: All we've had has been Beer and burgers but there's a full bar and a light menu
Everything from the greeting to the food is great. Great access by water taxi. great open air seating. We almost did not go here because of rumors of slipping quality due to new owners. I'm glad we didn't listen.
Favorite Dish: While the stuffed grouper appears to be the favorite, I had shrimp that was simply wonderfull. The Omaha beef made for a great companion for the large stone crab claw.