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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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Tampa, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

El Fogon was recommended by several locals, so we gave it a try. The food was to die for! You can't go wrong at El Fogon!

Thank Ryan R
Bethesda, Maryland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very friendly, home cookin' restaurant near the airport in San Pedro. We went for lunch, which is a different menu than dinner. At lunch the highlight is their stews which are cooked outside on their "el fogon". Simply delicious and filling meal, would highly recommend.

Thank r3dfiv3
Palm City, Fla
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179 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

5 of us ate here twice during a week stay on the island. It is a little open aired shack with sand floors located on a street with no other buildings. The service was a little spotty depending due to every table being occupied. All our meals were excellent! Try the "royal rat" for en experience you will have no... More 

Thank Tamjr
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pricey but amazing food and excellent service!! Even a local told us it was one of his favorite restaurants on the island. We ordered conch soup-sooo good- and conch fritters as an app. Very good. Lunch entrees were good too. Service was on point- at one point I dropped my knife and the server immediately brought me a new one... More 

Thank wackyjackie3888
Toledo, Ohio
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was very good. Decent place,normal for the area.Don't like the fact that they don't put prices on menu,but that's not unusual. Good service.

Thank kjm103
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had dinner here and ordered the conch fritters, chicken stew, lobster creole and frozen coconut cheesecake. The conch fritters are not as good as other places in san pedro as they're breadier and don't have much conch in them but are cheaper than usual too. Chicken stew was delicious though got a little salty by the end, and the steamed... More 

Thank julz-oey
Canoga Park
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best red snapper on the island😃 I salivate just thinking about it! Rustic by US standards but one bite and you'll think you are in heaven!

Thank Barbara A
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant ran by beautiful people. Enjoyed chatting with the owners at a late lunch. The Salupes and conch fritters were wonderful. The staff was very polite and attentive. Couldn't have liked it more!

Thank amzdunlap
Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was good and prices were reasonable comparing to nearby restaurants. I had the whole grilled snapper and it was good.

Thank SomeDudeFromHouston
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried the gibnut, which was good! Nice night out, more on the upscale side. Friendly staff. Creative sinks in the bathroom, ha. Would recommend for those getting away from other places "in town" on the strip.

Thank Jenny N

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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