When I think about Caye Caulker, the lobster is probably the first thing that comes to mind. Oh-my-gosh, it is to die for AND so inexpensive when compared to lobster prices in the U.S. Besides the lobster, there’s plenty of other food and drinks to enjoy on the beautiful Belizean island. And though it may only be about five miles wide, there is a plethora of restaurants and bars to keep you occupied. In this post, we’ve shared our favorite spots to drink and eat on Caye Caulker:
Our favorite spots to drink and eat on Caye Cauker:
Dinner at Pelican Sunset Bar
On the topic of lobster, Pelican Sunset Bar has the ABSOLUTE BEST we found to eat on Caye Caulker. We tried lobster at several restaurants and this was our favorite and it was only 35 BZD (about $17 USD) for a full lobster and two sides! We went to Pelican Sunset our first night and ended up going back our final night because it was that good. Plus, the view of the sunset is also the best we found for dinner on the island.
Dinner at Pasta per Caso
Don’t expect a massive menu at this Italian restaurant, but you will leave full and satisfied! Pasta Per Caso offers two daily pasta choices (meat and vegetarian option) and the food is homemade daily by the owners. The restaurant is fairly small so reservations are recommended but we were able to walk in and get seated for an early dinner. If you’ve had your fill of seafood while in Belize, this is a great way to break it up with some comforting pasta.
Breakfast at The Magic Grill
The Magic Grill is located at the Island Magic Beach Resort and is our rec for where to eat on Caye Caulker for breakfast. This cute little outdoor spot opens at 7:00 am and the highlight is the gorgeous view of the water. Enjoy a laidback Belizean breakfast (think: fry jacks and beans).
Breakfast at Ice and Beans Cafe
If you’re craving a coffee to get your day going, stop by Ice and Beans for an iced coffee and some mini donuts. The bubble waffles are also a hit here. The staff is very friendly and even gave us some free donuts while we were waiting for our full order. Head out back and grab a seat at one of the picnic tables to enjoy your breakfast overlooking the Caribbean.
Drinks at The Wine Yard & Bistro
If you like a nice glass of wine, The Wine Yard is your spot on Caye Caulker. They have a nice selection of wine and food at reasonable prices. Also, the outdoor garden (though just steps from the party atmosphere on the main strip of Caye Caulker) feels tucked away and quiet.
Drinks at Iguana Reef Inn
Our recommendation for Iguana Reef Inn is actually more for the atmosphere than for where to eat on Caye Caulker. If you visit the beach bar around early afternoon, you’ll see the stingrays and pelicans coming in for their daily visit. You can dips your toes in the water and give the stingrays a pet, or go all the way in and have a swim with them. Then head over to the beach bar for a cocktail and to enjoy the view before heading off to dinner somewhere else.
The Split for drinks and partying
The Split is the waterway that divides the north and south islands of Caye Caulker. Located at the Split, you’ll find the Lazy Lizard Bar & Grill. A very short walk from here is Sip ‘N Dip. Both beach bars are iconic Caye Caulker known for their party atmosphere and beach vibes. Enjoy a beverage from the deck, on the beach, or from a table, swings, or a hammock in the water.
Ice Cream at The Creamery
You’ll wander past this spot on the main strip of Caye Caulker. On a hot day, it’s the perfect way to cool down. The Creamery has a variety of flavors that change regularly. Along with scoops of ice cream, you can also indulge in milkshakes, frozen coffees, banana splits, and more.
La Cubana while waiting for the ferry
La Cubana has mixed reviews but we stopped in here for a quick breakfast while waiting for the ferry back to the mainland. The service was fast and the food was good. The iced coffee is more like a milkshake but will definitely cool you down on a hot day!
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