Since a visitor usually spends an extended amount of time in the San Ignacio area, here is a helpful list of our favourite eateries:
Running W Steakhouse
Located in the San Ignacio Hotel at the top of the hill, the Running W is normally considered the premier restaurant in the area. They serve the best steaks in Belize, good seafood and traditional dishes. Moderately priced.
This is a new Chinese restaurant on the Western Highway at the foot of Cahal Pech hill. The decor is plain, but the Chow Mein and fried rice are terrific. The Egg Foo Yung is the best anywhere (it’s not on the menu, just ask for it). Take out available, too. Inexpensive.
They present a varied menu ranging from Belizean to curries. This place seems to be the hangout for young travellers and the information center for what’s happening in Cayo. Moderately priced.
Another eastern eatery for a change of pace. It features Sri Lankan specialities, with terrific curries and rice dishes that will light up your life. They also serve a wide variety of local dishes and sandwiches. Inexpensive.
While the name isn’t Chinese, the food is, and the locals think this is the best place to find it. Excellent chow mein and extensive menu. Located 2 blocks west of Court’s Furniture store. Inexpensive to moderate.