Who’s Open All Season 2019 on Ambergris + a Few Closures

by tacogirl
Fruit Stand Ambergris Caye Belize

The information has been going around FB on who is closed for the low season which is totally useful, however, I decided it was just as important for you to know more of who’s open all season 2019 on Ambergris Caye making it easier for meal planning. There are a few closings listed below too, at a week off, some of them are barely gone. Thanks to Kevin Owen for starting that Ambergris Caye Immigrants facebook post that inspired both my lists below.

Another great wat to find out what is going on offseason is to follow San Pedro Fun Finder. They always post and share good events on facebook – an easy way to fill your vacation calendar.

Now onto the good stuff…..

Open all Season

Diamond Lodge kitchen offers a unique option for breakfast lunch and dinner plus there is a cool pool available to the public (with a small fee $10 adults and $5 kids) Very interesting space to enjoy a good meal. 7:30 am to 10:30 am and 12:00 pm until 9:00 pm 226-4377

Crazy Canucks is ready to keep putting year-round fun in your Sunday and any night you want. Try the garlic parm wings and Tuesday night crab races or Friday trivia both super fun. Open daily from11:00am – 12:00am 670-8001

Roadkill Bar is all year and a great spot for people watching and “fast food” – they’ve got the golden formula down. The rum cake dude is on summer hiatus and will return when he is ready or possibly brought back by special request after a good break. Mon – Thurs 4:00 pm – 12:00 am Fri – Sun 11:00 am – 12:00 am 623-9435

Camo Cantina& Iland Ops, enjoy drinks, find a keto menu item, fire-cooked food and play lazer tag. Open 11:30 am – 10:00 pm 615-1011

Caroline’s Cookin where you will always find something tasty served up by friendly staff. Caroline is a long-time favorite to many. 7:00 -9:00 pm except for Wednesdays 226-3188

El Fogon is a great place to enjoy some traditional fire-cooked food at the edge of town. Tuesdays are popular for Belikin Beer battered fried chicken. If you are with a group be adventurous and try a local appetizer to share, ask your server what is good that day. Closed Sundays, open 11:00 am – 9:00 pm otherwise 206-2121

Anglers Restaurant serving up seafood, wings, and burgers. Closed Tuesdays open 11:00 am – 12:00 am the rest of the week. The upper level gives it a good street view 226-4444

Palapa Bar is there for you when you need them the most – all year long. Stop by for a pulled pork sandwich or “Big Lou,” and great live music Thurs, Fri and Sat. After lunch, you can enjoy a relaxing float in the tubes and bucket of beer “ziplined” down to you. Daily from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm 226-2528

Wayos is always ready to wet your whistle and show you a good time. Bar menu and a great view. They also have a ring hook game. You have from 10:00 am – 12:00 am daily to get “Wayoed” 226-2035

Sandy Toes already had their one week closure and ready to serve you. The kitchen is open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Great fried chicken, also known for their poppers and friendly service. Daily from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 226-2030

Sandbar restaurant always ready and willing to serve you a cold drink a big @ss burger or great thin crust pizza. Stop by and enjoy the view and good beachfront people watching. You can also get service on their dock loungers. 226-2008

El Divino is another place where you can get breakfast lunch or dinner year-round. They also have a great indoor martini lounge area. Open for early birds 6:30 am – 10:00 pm 226-3890

Seahorse Sports Bar a cool covered open-air place to enjoy lunch and a cold beverage with a view. Karaoke every Friday and DJ, Sunday and the pool is open for all customers  226-2055

Mr. Deli low-cost breakfast or lunch. Very limited barstool seating, takeout preferred at this option. Mon-Sat 6:00 am – 2:00 pm 626-6917

Carlo & Ernie’s Runway bar is always ready to serve up beers burgers and your favorite sports. Great place for plane watching. Mon-Sun 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 226-2500

Genesis (famous Rasta Pasta family) will feed you breakfast and dinner during the slow season. Except for Sundays, everyone needs a day of rest and catching up on chores or socializing 😀 631-2365

Caye Coffee Roasting Company knows how important a good cup of coffee is to their loyal fans. They are here for you all year long providing a wide variety of coffee options and snackables, some of which are flown in from the mainland. Saturday 8:30 – 12:00 pm, Mon – Fri 8:30 – 4:30 pm. Closed Sundays 653-4806

Delices de France serving sweet treats, tasty loaves of bread and great sandwiches year-round. Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 5:00 pm 624-1101

Flight Cafe a great place for a light lunch and an iced coffee. They now have a small reading library. 7:30 am – 4:00 pm daily except Sundays 608-3035

Neris tacos always faithfully low-cost local food and juices. Another early bird special, 5:30 am – 12:00 pm and 5:00 – 9:00 pm 607-5589

Antojitos San Telmo is a popular breakfast and lunch spot south of town 6:00 am – 2:30 pm year-round 226-4575

Juvenies Ceviche, known for their ceviche, great $10 chicken fingers and fries too 226-4124

Iguana Juan’s are not going anywhere, and they have a great back street aerial view. People looking for a great carnivore or vegetarian option put this on your to-do list. Open 11:00 am – 9:00 pm every day except Monday 622-9200

Pirate’s Pizza is all season and serves by the slice for those who just want to be a little naughty. 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm 226-4663

Sundiver Beach is ready to serve you in a lovely tropical atmosphere 11:00am-7:00 pm all year long sundiver@bestbrands.org

The French Touch will be tantalizing your tastebuds for the entire low season from Monday to Saturday 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm 631-2600

Itza Belizean Place Open year-round every day but Monday for some tasty local treats. Tuesday to Sunday 6:00 am – 3:00 pm. Perfect for catching morning by the beach 637-8555

French Kiss at Sunset offers you a great sunset view and good food all year long from 4:00 pm – 12:00 am except Mondays 226-3017

Pier 366 is a stylish, year-round beachfront option serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Daily from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm 226-2565

Amber beach bar and Grill is also open all season so is the waterpark. 7:00 am – 10:00 pm every day 226-5600

Casa Picasso is open 5;00 pm to 9:30 pm Tuesday thru Sunday every week. Stop by for their popular banana leaf-wrapped fish, also known for their tapas 226-4443

SaltLife Bar and Grill which is located just below Casa Picasso is opened 10:30 am to midnight weekly Tuesday thru Sunday. Stop by for happy hour 605-5966

2019 Restaurant Longer Season Closures and Partials

Pupuseria El Salvador is doing a fast one week closure on October 12th. After that, they will be back serving up some good low-cost El Salvadorian/Belizean food. Hours of operation 11:00 am – 10:00 pm daily except Tuesdays 627-3865

Caramba will be taking a holiday from September 17th to October 8th. You still have time to go enjoy the daily catch. Thurs – Tuesday from11:00 am – 10:00 pm 226-4321

DandE’s Frozen Custard will be dearly missed by many from September 2nd to 18th. Both D and E are ready for some time off and a good long float in the sea. Open 2:00 pm – 9:3-0 pm except for Monday and Tuesdays 660-5966

Juice Dive is taking a short cold-pressed Juice break for one week from September 21 – 27. After that, you can get back to healthy food and drinks. Open daily from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm 226-2112

Blue Water Grill is closing September 1st for a couple of weeks for some TLC. They do a lot monthly to take care of Ambergris Caye and now they are taking care of themselves so they can serve you the same great food in a wonderful open-air atmosphere. Daily from rom 7:00 am to 9:30 pm 226-3447

Red Ginger, also a popular downtown restaurant and very active monthly with BWG will be closed September 5 -27. Open daily from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm 226-4623

Black Orchid Restaurant, Judyann and Tom and their staff will definitely be missed but they earned time off along with seasonal maintenance. You can see their friendly faces tonight, (August 31st) and then and again beginning September 17th. Closed Sundays and Mondays otherwise open 3:00 – 9:00 pm 206-2441

PUR is doing a one-week general maintenance break, they like to keep things in top shape year-round. Yout will barely miss the tasty poolside taco bar from October 15th – 22nd. Hours of operation 7:30 am – 9:00 pm 226-2050

Nook, you have them till mid-October for breakfast lunch and dinner – Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to midnight. After that their hard-working staff is taking a much needed two-week vacation 600-6235

Origin will be back serving you healthy and delicious vegan breakfasts and lunch at the beginning of October. Open 8:00 am – 2:30 pm except for Sun and Mon 226-5433

Playa De Sala’s wind fire kitchen is closed temporarily. When they reopen, hours will be 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Call 620-6493 to find out when they will reopen for some of Chef Deans tasty cooking 630-8222

Truck Stop is currently closed. hey will be back bringing you tasty food and more fun than a barrel of monkeys October 16th. Tues to Sat from 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm 226-3663

Rojo Lounge is hoping you mark them on your next high season calendar got great food with a view and a plunge pool Tues – Sat from 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm rojobeachbar@gmail.com

Mama Caribe Caribbean restaurant is closed until October 12th. After that stop by for some traditional cooking 601-7573

A Few Caribbean Sea and Lagoon Pictures

Rather than decide who to feature in pictures, I decided not to and give you some nice water shots instead.

I love how glassy the water can be sometimes.

But not so much when it is hot and glassy on the road like it was today when the lagoon spilled out well onto the road.

Open All Season 2019 on Ambergris Caye

Weatherwise, we have had more than our fair share of strong winds this summer which makes it rough on some water activities like sailing and kiteboarding. For safety reasons, the Sailing Center was not able to send people out a good portion of the summer.

The past two days it has been so strong that we can smell the sugar cane fields burning all the way from Orange Walk because the wind has shifted and is coming from the north. This morning it was a different smell just regular smoke. Our water fitness teacher Eileen said there was a fire in Belize near the city dump. Thankfully it was not stinky smoke. I much prefer the sweet burnt caramel smell of the cane fields.

You can see the strong reef action in my Tropic air flight pic below. Thank you for being one of many using tacogirl flight code (for a cause) – horizon when booking online. You are helping the Belize Cancer Center and BWG’s cause Hope Haven Shelter greatly.

Barrier Reef Ambergris Caye

This is a golden oldy just like the two in the picture, my friend’s dog Molly and the “Flat Stanley” version of well-known blogger Carbunkle Trumpet now based in NYC. I brought him along on our camping trip up north in 2009. We brought Molly as our alarm system. Thanks again to Seaduced by Belize for making this amazing adventure possible, and our friends Rick and Coleen. They lived close enough to come visit our camp for dinner at dusk and we were lucky enough to get invited for deluxe iced coffee and bocce the next morning.

Another one from the way back machine, town pier before it got taken over by the water taxi. It was nice when it was not a commercial and daily transportation center. I know you cannot stop change, but we are still changing too fast and too recklessly. We need to fix what is broken first before we keep growing. Our ecosystem is highly contaminated in more than one area.

The new lagoonside photo-op sign near the International Water taxi just got finished with a couple of swings. MInd yourself when swinging though, the sign is on the median strip and so it would be very easy to swing too close to traffic on either side if you were going full out.

I added a 2009 rainy season pics as we need some more. Got a bit the other night however in light of Hurricane season, we have all been praying for more rain. Maybe not quite as much as below, just enough to cool the environment down and keep storms at bay.

Last one a sunset sky as that is a fitting way to finish my water pictures. Peaceful and electric. Have a safe and happy weekend everyone and thanks for tuning into to tacogirl blog.

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8 comments

Juanece September 27, 2019 - 2:27 pm

Thanks for the update. Love the new layout of your website. The pull-downs make it easy to move from one page to another. Looking forward to trying some of the new places on the island.

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Kim Wylie September 18, 2019 - 8:37 am

Thanks for the list! Would love more of the places north of the bridge to be listed – living 8 miles north, the farther north the better. 🙂

My knowledge (and I use the term “knowledge” loosely 🙂 ) of places up here open are –
I see Bernie’s Back listed their low season hours.
Croc’s
Stella’s is closed this week, but reopens the 24th of Sept.
La Cala appears to be open
Aji
Ak’bol
And I think X’tan Ha’s restaurant is open.
Any others you can think of?

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tacogirl September 18, 2019 - 8:50 am

A few of those places are on my list two to contact Kim as well as a few other north locations.

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Vic Murphy September 2, 2019 - 8:02 am

Hi Laurie, I was in the UK when you sent out requests for who is open or closed during the slow season. I did reply but perhaps you didn’t get it. So here is the update for Bernie’s Back Bar & Restaurant:

We have decided to stay open during September and October but reduce the hours/days. This provides a realistic level of service for our guests – especially the regulars who love our Karaoke but also allows some additional time off for our staff prior to going full tilt as we head into High Season.

With immediate effect, we are open from 12 noon through to midnight on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday with Karaoke continuing to be provided on Wed/Sat evenings and live music on Sunday evening.

We will be closed on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday and take advantage of those days for any maintenance.

Thank you for all of your good work keeping locals and visitors alike updated.

Best regards, Vic

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tacogirl September 2, 2019 - 8:14 am

Thanks for the info and the compliment Vic.

I will be sure and add you on my part two list along with the special event info you just gave me in messenger.

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tacogirl September 2, 2019 - 8:17 am

Thanks for the info and the compliment Vic. List two already on the go and I will add your info there as well as the upcoming special events you just game me in messenger.

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Lorraine Bradley September 2, 2019 - 3:15 am

Thanks for the awesome list of local eateries. I’d be interested in finding a place to stay there for the winter that has high speed internet as I work online. Have a good day Taco Girl!

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tacogirl September 2, 2019 - 6:24 am

Moring Lorraine. Glad you liked the list, part two in process. Just email me more details on the time frame, budget, and amenities you are looking for -tacogirlbelize@gmail.com

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