The Best Restaurants in Caye Caulker
Every year, snorkelers and scuba divers flock to Caye Caulker to see the sights, and it’s no wonder — gorgeous views can be found both on land and beneath the waves. If you’re planning to visit this Belizean island, here’s your ultimate guide to the best places to eat during your stay.
Hibiscus by Habanero
Serving a wide spread of international cuisines, Hibiscus offers mouthwatering fresh seafood that can't be beaten. Rich sauces paired with rice and meat can be enjoyed on the veranda that looks out into the center of town, dappled with candlelight at each table. Plus, vegetarians and vegans alike will find a healthy choice of dishes as well.
Amor Y Café
Referred to by many as the best breakfast restaurant in Caye Caulker, Amor Y Café creates a cozy atmosphere under a shaded porch that overlooks Front Street. While the menu seems simple — omelets, fresh fruit and pancakes — there’s a reason it’s one of the top-rated on the island.
Pasta per Caso
This traditional Italian restaurant is the best you can get without hopping on a plane to the Mediterranean country. Pasta is made onsite by the native Italian owner and is usually served alongside just two options — one vegetarian and one meat. But what it lacks in choice it makes up for in deliciously memorable quality.
Ma Ma Chen
If you’re craving something of a different variety, Ma Ma Chen is the best of the best in Asian cuisine. The Taiwanese restaurant serves rice and vegetable dishes that are 100% meat-free and absolutely to die for, so vegetarians can delight in whatever they choose.
Speaking of Asian cuisine: the Asian food scene on Caye Caulker doesn’t stop at Ma Ma Chen. Sumathi Indian brings flavor to a whole new level with bold curries, hearty biryanis, tandooris and naan. To match the international cuisines, the restaurant plays various Bollywood films on televisions throughout the restaurant, so you can immerse yourself fully in the culture and food.
If you’re in need of a healthy alternative to the heavy local foods, welcome to hippie heaven. Namaste Café offers a stunning menu that’s just as healthy for the environment as it is for its guests. Think: garlic-cilantro hummus, chia pudding and hibiscus-lime kombucha all served in biodegradable take-out containers. Then when you’re done munching, head upstairs for a yoga class in one fell swoop.
Caribbean Colors Art Café
This art gallery-turned-café is a uniquely decorated spot with tons of healthy eating options. Fresh, fruity smoothies, mango pancakes and locally-sourced sushi that changes by the day. For the perfect blend of artsy aesthetic and delicious local food, the Caribbean Colors Art Café is the only place to be.
This bistro’s unique name comes from its constantly changing menu. Opened in 2017 by French head chef Frédéric Grandchamp, the restaurant serves dishes on request. Every plate is designed by a customer’s own suggestion and each night features a special dish that's one-night-only. It's a guaranteed once-in-a-lifetime chance.
- Lifestyle Staff