While offering beckoning attractions like underwater marvels and ancient Maya cities, Belize’s exceptional culinary scene is no different. From award-winning lobster dishes to local favorites like rice and beans, Belizean cuisine is a language anyone can speak. Travelers are often pleasantly surprised when introduced to the eclectic dishes that differ from region to region, such as the cult favorite tacos in the North and the savory seafood soups in the South.
What makes the culinary scene in Belize so unique is that our recipes are infused with our cultures, making them subjective. That same ceviche dish that became your go-to while in Caye Caulker may differ in ingredients when in Orange Walk Town, allowing you to appreciate all versions of it and surprise your taste buds each time. The side of rice you add to your Relleno soup in Belize City may be replaced by corn tortillas in Corozal Town, both proving to be delicious. There is no wrong way to eat a dish here in Belize, as there is no wrong way to cook them. With this in mind, many travelers take the opportunity to book cooking lessons and food tours while visiting so they may learn how to create their favorite Belizean food from scratch. Whether restaurant-hopping in San Pedro to sample their very best dishes, to learning the thorough process of making tortillas, the Belize local food experience is unparalleled as they all incorporate the diverse cultures our small country offers. The next time you visit our small country, we urge you to dig a little deeper in Belize’s fire-hearth, and taste the flavors shaped by history.