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El Fogon

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Central American
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
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Typical Mayan food. The owners were so proud of their food, as they should be. It was unusual, really well executed, and an experience.

Thank bertagirl
Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and service was AWESOME!! I had the shrimp creole and my wife had the fish creole. We will return each time we visit San Pedro.

Thank James C
Mill Valley, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although we had to wait almost 45 minutes for a table, the staff was very sweet and accommodating, and the food was excellent. I had the shrimp kebab with mango sauce and my boyfriend had the creole shrimp, both of which were flavorful and delicious. The lime juice (limeade) was also really good. I would go back to El Fogon... More 

Thank RebRenee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was possibly our best dinner in San Pedro. My daughter had crab legs and they are cooked somehow in their special cooking area and therefore took quite awhile. However the waiter was clear about this from the start and kept us updated. I had shrimp with mango sauce kabob ,that too , was very good. The unfortunate experience here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had dinner at El Fagon. We all had seafood (grilled lobster, shrimp and creole). Service was great, food was delicious with a good size portion! The atmosphere was very Belizean with live music. A must to try!

Thank Bev M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

By Far the Best food on all of Ambergris Caye. We charted a boat to go fishing all day and returned with our fresh catch which El Fagon was MORE than happy to cook up for us! I just told them to do "chef's choice" and I was BLOWN AWAY by the house coconut curry. Service was EXCEPTIONAL. We went... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone raves about this place. I had a T bone. It was ok. I asked for medium rare. Pretty sure I got medium well. Chewy.

Thank YouDontOwnMe
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Basic cuisine trying hard to be elite. We were recommended the seafood combo. The lobster was rubbery and overall it was fine. Service was exceptional. Dessert was an attempt at chic instead of satisfying. A coconut cheesecake served in a sorbet dish (??). Stick with serving a dessert as it's intended to be served.

Thank ilvscifi
Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had pork chops and lobster. The pork chops were great. The lime and butter lobster was great flavor but a little over cooked. The staff were great 😜

Thank shelley w
Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The combination of delicious Belizian fare and friendly service made the El Fogon our favorite restaurant during a week-long stay in San Pedro. Be sure to try to the chicken salbutes and stewed gibnut. The service isn't always fast, but is without exception friendly. Reservations are recommended, because this place is popular.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Central American
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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