Belize-style stew chicken made with chicken and tomatoes

Great restaurants in Corozal, Belize

Maysie Dee

Contributing writer

Corozal has a surprising amount of local eateries that reflect its ethnic diversity, all within the walkable downtown and nearby shoreline area. In each one, you get small town, personalized service.

Some of these restaurants are also hubs for events and activities, if you’re looking for some local action while you’re in Corozal. You’ll also find several places to try some of Belize’s signature dishes.

RD’s Diner

7-4th Avenue 2C Corozal Town, Belize

RD’s is a homey diner serving up hearty local fare, from stew chicken with rice and beans to stuffed pork chops. Super-friendly owner Rick is often on hand for amiable conversation and tips about his hometown of Corozal, so don’t hesitate to ask him anything!

The special-of-the-day is a sure thing, and portions are large. If you’re lucky, Rick might be offering his delectable cheesecake for dessert, but don’t think you’ll get the recipe from him – we tried, and he wisely keeps those details close.

Jai Ambe Restaurant

5th Avenue Just North of Intersection w/6th Street South, Corozol Town, Belize

In Corozal, you can get authentic Indian food at Jai Ambe Restaurant. This small cafe has a varied menu and specials of the day, like crispy onion bhajis with cilantro sauce, and other Indian favorites.

Corozal’s East-Indian community comprises descendants of previously indentured cane sugar farmworkers, plus others who arrived later for business purposes. There’s even an East-Indian temple, Shukh Shanti Indian Temple, that regularly hosts Indian feasts and festivals.

You can ask about any current Indian-related activities at Jai Ambe, as the temple always welcomes interested guests (and you’ll be sure to get amazing Indian sweets!).

June’s Kitchen

26 Third Street South Corozal Town, Belize

Situated on a quiet, central street in Corozal Town, June’s is a cozy restaurant with a long history of happy patrons. What makes it so great is June and her family, who welcome you to dine in the enclosed front porch of June’s comfortable house.

The breakfasts (including fresh orange juice!) and specials-of-the-day are legendary and full of local flavor. Economical prices and consistently good food keep this a popular restaurant for tourists, and a favored expat hang-out.

Belize’s expats are outgoing, so don’t be surprised if you’re approached for a friendly chat and invited to participate in local happenings!

The Mexican Taste Restaurant & Bar

3rd Street South ( College Road), Corozal, Belize

If you want a taste of authentic Mexican street food, this taqueria is the place for you! Serving up the best tacos (several varieties) in town, plus fresh ceviche, beer, cocktails and fresh juices, Mexican Taste is a colorful family restaurant with a happy vibe. Quirkily, they also offer Chinese food, if you get a craving…

Jah Mundo Family Restaurant and Sports Bar

Finca Solana, Corozal, Belize

This family-friendly restaurant is a great place to hang out and eat some great pub-style food and have drinks. There are lots of things to do for both kids and adults in a fun atmosphere.

You can also stop by and see if they have any events planned, as Jah Mundo regularly features “Pop-Up” store days promoting local arts and crafts or fundraisers for good causes. They also sponsor Reggae Fests, Karaoke nights, Wine & Dine nights and other summer time events.

Zoey’s Cuisine

2nd Street South Corozal, Corozal Town

Originally from China, Zoey and her family immigrated to Corozal for business purposes.

Lucky for the locals and anyone who visits, lovely Zoey decided to open a restaurant, and was savvy enough to entice some of the best local cooks to teach her Belizean cooking and staff her kitchen. Authentic Belizean dishes, like stewed meats, chicken and beans, plantains, fresh juices and more, are on offer every day.

The great food and reasonable prices, plus Zoey’s friendly attitude, brought us back more than once.

Orange Walk Taco Stand

Underneath the Sugar Board building on 7 th ave, Corozal Town

Here you can pick up some authentic tacos that are famous in Belize, especially in the style of Orange Walk (another town in Belize about an hour further south) where tacos are king! If you don’t make it to Orange Walk, now you can get some of these great tacos right in Corozal.

Jo-Mel-In Restaurant

Corner of 5th Ave & 2nd St. South, Corozal Town

Nice family-style restaurant with great choices for breakfast and lunch (special holiday dinners only on occasion).

Offering full Belizean breakfasts (with fry jacks or johnny cakes) or waffles and omelets, plus fish and chicken specials of the day, rice and beans. They also serve up Mexican snacks and treats, like tacos, burritos and quesadillas. Overall inexpensive and delicious.

Corozo Blues

Northern Highway South End On The Bay, Corozal Town

Located right along the shoreline, Corozo Blue’s has something for everyone, from steaks to fajitas to Belizean favorites to pizza. Plus, some fantastic desserts (we loved the homemade ice cream).

With the perfect Caribbean vibe, beautiful wood furnishings, and welcome sea breezes, you can linger for hours, moving from casual drinks to dinner, any day. Corozo Blue’s has a long-lived reputation for great food and service among locals, tourists, and expats alike.

Corozal’s Best Mid-Range Seafood Restaurants

Tortuga Grill and Paddle Lounge

Corner of 1st Ave. & 6th St. North Corozal, Corozal Town

Right on the Corozal Bay, Tortuga Grill has a large menu and features seafood dishes that include fish and chips, shrimp, grilled snapper, burgers, chicken dishes and salads, large portions.

Bay Breeze

1st Avenue, Miami Beach, Corozal Town

This seaside restaurant offers a wide selection of seafood dishes (catch of the day, fish & chips, lobster, etc), chicken dishes, burritos & fajitas, burgers and more. Often a fun atmosphere with Karoke and DJ nights.

Almond Tree Restaurant/The Turtle Bar

425 Bayshore Dr., South End, Corozal Town

You don’t have to stay at the Almond Tree Resort to take advantage of their fine dining restaurant where you will get personalized service. Everything is made to order using fresh ingredients; check for the dinner specials to see what’s available. The Turtle Bar situated on their lush grounds, is open for wraps and sandwiches during the day, and the full restaurant opens in the evenings, where you can enjoy a delicious meal in a peaceful environment.

Orchid Bay’s Tradewinds Restaurant

Orchid Bay, Chunox Village, Corozal District, Belize

Located within the Orchid Bay Resort about 40 minutes outside of Corozal Town, Tradewinds offers a variety of Belizean dishes with an emphasis on excellent seafood dishes.

Hint: It’s worth the drive over bumpy roads and 2 ferry crossings just for a meal, but, as long as you’re taking the effort, you might opt to make a day trip of it and include swimming and sunning at the resort; you won’t get tired of the restaurant for all your meals, snacks, and drinks!

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Maysie Dee

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Maysie Dee is a freelance writer, content editor, and recipe creator. She and her husband have travelled across the world for decades as natural product consultants, collecting stories along the way.

Last Updated 18 January 2024

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