We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat
Ranked #110 of 192 Restaurants in San Pedro
Price range: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: Central American
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.
Restaurant details
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.
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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 we did. Two steaks ordered with additional side salads. Steaks were to come with mashed potatoes and grilled veggies. We received steaks, side salad and bread. Some type of raspberry vinaigrette was on top of the steak...I won't even go in to how the steak was prepared. When asked about the rest of the meal, we were brought a small plate of mashed potatoes...that was it. And guess what....they were instant potatoes. This is my second trip to Belize and this place has changed a lot (for the worse). Would not recommend.

1  Thank Kelli G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

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 staff of Buena Vista, and we only hope you might come by again and give us a second chance.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (106)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

6 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 27 April 2017

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 the pool. My rating here is going to reflect the service from the restaurant staff and not the pool side bar staff.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Henry B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

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. We hope to see you again.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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!

Thank Stormy R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

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?

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 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.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank VancouverGinger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
CaptainMorgansBZ, General Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

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. We hope you’ll come and join us again the next time you’re down this way.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 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 all left - This place is cool looking but it also scares me that with all the grass roofs and wood siding that is old - with one flick of an ash this place would go up in flames.

1  Thank tellinlikeitis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

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, and at great expense. We want to the resort to have a deserted island feeling, and that has been done with specific materials and applications. No need to worry the next time you check us out for a meal!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat also viewed

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye, Belize Cayes
 
Ambergris Caye, Belize Cayes
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
 
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
 

Been to Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing