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Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat

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American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Caribbean
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North Ambergris Caye | 3 Miles North of San Pedro Town, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye 9999, Belize
+501 226-2207
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07:00 - 21:30
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived 15 minutes before dinner menu was to begin. Told by waitress that she would bring a menu for us to review, but we had to sit at the bar. Sat at the bar...the menu never came. Finally as others were being seated for dinner we asked the bartender if we could move to the seating area for dinner, which... More 

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1 Thank Kelli G
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear about experience at Buena Vista. It sounds like we did not live up to our expectations, or our own standards. We are making changes to our restaurant, and we rely on feedback from customers like you so we can continue to make improvements. You can be certain this will be followed up with the chef and... More 

Harrow, Ontario, Canada
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141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a couple afternoons eating and drinking by the pool here. The food was good and the service was also from the restaurant. The bar service at the pool left something to be desired. Not very friendly nor did they put much effort in. The restaurant servers were very nice but not so much from the bar staff at... More 

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Thank Henry B
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for trying out Buena Vista and our swim up bar while you were here at Captain Morgan’s. We’re not sure what may have occurred, as our servers, especially at the bar, are usually highly praised. But we will follow up on your observation as we don’t want there to be any guests who find our service is below par.... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

If you prefer quiet nights and staying in then Buena Vista is the place for you. Top notch service and ocean front view. Dinner was good, trying breakfast tomorrow!

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Thank Stormy R
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for trying out Buena Vista – it’s truly a quiet and romantic getaway! We’ve been making some changes in our kitchen and we’re happy to get your feedback. Please do let us know when you’ve had a chance to have breakfast, okay? More 

vancouver
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125 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a mostly average meal at the Buena Vista one night. Service and view of the beach were first class. I ordered the grouper fish with a basil and pesto sauce. Unfortunately the spice in the sauce was overbearing to I had to scrape it off to enjoy the fish.

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Thank VancouverGinger
CaptainMorgansBZ, General Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Buena Vista Restaurant. We’re sorry that the spice on your fish was too strong – we encourage our guests to let us know straight away so we can make it right for them. We are in the process of making some changes at our restaurant, so we will keep your feedback in mind.... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I had Lobster - it was ok (pricey) the bar/resturant was nearly empty and not much going on - you do wait a long time for meals but that was everywhere. They did have a BBQ Beach Party but those of us who went couldn't figure out how to get served or where to purchase tickets to eat so we... More 

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1 Thank tellinlikeitis
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for trying our Buena Vista Restaurant during your recent trip to Ambergris Caye – we appreciate it! Our menu prices are in Belizean dollars - so $20 item is only $10 USD. So, our actual prices are very reasonable, and on the low side for Ambergris Caye. Most of the weathered look to Captain Morgan’s is done so deliberately,... More 

Stockholm
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

So we hade a quick lunch her. The special of the day was quite amusing to ask about. Two different in the staff did not know what it was other then the name of it. The food was good and arrived fairly quick. The staff was nice and accommodating. But when asked to get the bill split since we where... More 

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Thank abbe_81
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by Buena Vista for lunch! We apologize for the mix-up with the special and with your bill. Sometimes people can get nervous and make simple mistakes. All we can do is work harder to bring our guests consistent and professional service and that’s what we strive for, so thank you for your feedback. We hope your lunch... More 

Ellenton
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Captain Morgan's for the first time this month and at first did not have a golf cart so this is your only choice. While we understand and appreciate "island time" there is a line between that and just poor service. The first night the waiter never wrote anything down, then proceeded to forget everything that was asked... More 

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Thank 600lovetotravel
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Buena Vista Restaurant. We’re sorry that some of our current procedures caused you concern. We are in the process of making some changes at our restaurant, and some have already been made in our kitchen, with a new chef and cooks. As we continue to make adjustments to ensure a consistent and positive... More 

Westport, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We've been coming to Captain Morgan's for many years and have found the food in the restaurant to be passable, but boring. We were pleasantly surprised to have a fabulous dinner last week, and again last night. The fish was fresh, imaginatively cooked, and presented beautifully. Can't vouch for the meat dishes as we generally don't eat meat here since... More 

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Thank Hopester50
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

We are happy you noticed the change in our kitchen. We'll be sure pass your comments along to the chef. Our new focus is going to be on making Captain Morgan's the best destination in Belize! Let us know on your next visit if there is anything special you'd like so we can have it ready for you. More 

Montana
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Captain Morgan for dinner, the steak and lobster was over done, the pizza was burnt to almost a crisp. The wait staff was very pleasant and helpful. Probably be the last time we eat here. The resort seems to be very nice.

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1 Thank dave n
Sunrise Beach, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

At least once a week we head to the pool bar just to see Oscar the bartender! He is amazing. We come to drink, eat and head to the casino. If it wasn't for Oscar we probably wouldn't continue our weekly tradition. He is the best and entertaining. Great drinks, excellent conversation, and a fun time. So glad he has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Caribbean
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Ambergris Caye | 3 Miles North of San Pedro Town, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye 9999, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: +501 226-2207
Description
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Buena Vista Restaurant is a full-service restaurant featuring a variety of Belizean dishes, fresh seafood, and American classics. Buena Vista Restaurant is located at Captain Morgan's Retreat, a beachfront resort on Ambergris Caye. While many guests enjoy dining with us, the restaurant and bar is open to the general public.

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