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El Patio Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, South American
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Corner of Barrier Reef Drive & Black Coral Street | Corner of Barrier Reef Drive & Black Coral Street, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize Cayes, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 226-3898
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant was empty and we went in. Best lobster thermidor I've had. It was perfect and creamy probably the best meal I've had this whole trip. Husband had beef quesadilla it was good. Would recommend this place to everyone and I will definitely be back the next time I'm in town.

Thank Jessica C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service was truly awesome. And the food was excellent. After ordering curry at most of the restuarants we visited on the island, El Patio had the most delicious. My 10-year-old daughter only wanted to eat there every day and order their curry. The mixed-meat kabob I had one night was cooked perfectly. And my younger daughter's "chicken strips" were... More 

Thank MeganButtersRae
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK so were in San Pedro for about three days and kept walking by the El Patio. Not sure why most times it was empty. The guy kept begging us to come in, offered a 10% discount too. We took a chance. Six of us sat down and ordered basic right off the menu. My vegetarian step daughter ordered just... More 

1 Thank arubafan73
Rohnert Park, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first day we arrived in San Pedro, we happened upon El Patio and then returned two more times. Oshman and Tony were wonderful servers. I had the grilled grouper and it was fabulous and the key lime pie is to die for.

Thank twilmot945
Grand Junction, Colorado
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at the El Patio on the recommendation of dive instructors who raved about the chicken-stuffed jalapeño poppers. We were not disappointed. Our waiter was nearly over the top in his attentive and friendly service.

Thank phil0859
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, excellent food, and cool setting. We had a delicious meal followed by the not to be missed Key Lime Pie. Easy to find this place, loved out meal.

Thank VickiAiudi
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wish we would've found this place sooner. As it was we managed to go a couple of times during our vacation. They have tons of room and super friendly staff. Everything we ate was wonderful. Prices are very reasonable. Very relaxed and unique atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Thank Fluff262
Omaha, Nebraska
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant on our first trip in 2002 and have made it a must each and every time we visit the island. The food is amazing and very affordable. The staff is friendly and always remembers not only us... but our names! It feels like home every time! The Islander is my favorite, but their lobster is also... More 

Thank deb1379
Atascadero, California, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chips and salsa ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Fettuccini Alfredo with chicken and garlic bread ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Tropical chicken and rice with salad⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Conch ceviche and chips ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Blackened seafood: lobster, shrimp and fish. Rice and coleslaw. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Service /hospitality ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ thank you Tony! Ambiance/environment ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Music 4.5 ⭐️ loved the 80's mix! Bathroom door lock Negative 5 LOL! 😂😂😂😂😂 (our daughter got stuck in... More 

Thank Kelly_P_from_CA
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at El Patio while visiting over the American Thanksgiving holiday and it was delicious! We started with a mixed ceviche appetizer that was great, shared the daily special (and still had food left over) and had the best lime pie on the whole island. Our waiter, Osmar, was amazing and entertaining. I would highly recommend this restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Barrier Reef Drive & Black Coral Street | Corner of Barrier Reef Drive & Black Coral Street, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize Cayes, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: +501 226-3898

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?