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Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat

$$ - $$$
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Central American
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North Ambergris Caye | 3 Miles North of San Pedro Town, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye 9999, Belize
+501 226-2207
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07:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I had Lobster - it was ok (pricey) the bar/resturant was nearly empty and not much going on - you do wait a long time for meals but that was everywhere. They did have a BBQ Beach Party but those of us who went couldn't figure out how to get served or where to purchase tickets to eat so we... More 

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1 Thank tellinlikeitis
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for trying our Buena Vista Restaurant during your recent trip to Ambergris Caye – we appreciate it! Our menu prices are in Belizean dollars - so $20 item is only $10 USD. So, our actual prices are very reasonable, and on the low side for Ambergris Caye. Most of the weathered look to Captain Morgan’s is done so deliberately,... More 

Stockholm
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

So we hade a quick lunch her. The special of the day was quite amusing to ask about. Two different in the staff did not know what it was other then the name of it. The food was good and arrived fairly quick. The staff was nice and accommodating. But when asked to get the bill split since we where... More 

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Thank abbe_81
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by Buena Vista for lunch! We apologize for the mix-up with the special and with your bill. Sometimes people can get nervous and make simple mistakes. All we can do is work harder to bring our guests consistent and professional service and that’s what we strive for, so thank you for your feedback. We hope your lunch... More 

Ellenton
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Captain Morgan's for the first time this month and at first did not have a golf cart so this is your only choice. While we understand and appreciate "island time" there is a line between that and just poor service. The first night the waiter never wrote anything down, then proceeded to forget everything that was asked... More 

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Thank 600lovetotravel
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Buena Vista Restaurant. We’re sorry that some of our current procedures caused you concern. We are in the process of making some changes at our restaurant, and some have already been made in our kitchen, with a new chef and cooks. As we continue to make adjustments to ensure a consistent and positive... More 

Westport, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We've been coming to Captain Morgan's for many years and have found the food in the restaurant to be passable, but boring. We were pleasantly surprised to have a fabulous dinner last week, and again last night. The fish was fresh, imaginatively cooked, and presented beautifully. Can't vouch for the meat dishes as we generally don't eat meat here since... More 

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Thank Hopester50
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

We are happy you noticed the change in our kitchen. We'll be sure pass your comments along to the chef. Our new focus is going to be on making Captain Morgan's the best destination in Belize! Let us know on your next visit if there is anything special you'd like so we can have it ready for you. More 

Montana
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Captain Morgan for dinner, the steak and lobster was over done, the pizza was burnt to almost a crisp. The wait staff was very pleasant and helpful. Probably be the last time we eat here. The resort seems to be very nice.

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1 Thank dave n
Sunrise Beach, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

At least once a week we head to the pool bar just to see Oscar the bartender! He is amazing. We come to drink, eat and head to the casino. If it wasn't for Oscar we probably wouldn't continue our weekly tradition. He is the best and entertaining. Great drinks, excellent conversation, and a fun time. So glad he has... More 

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

On Tuesday evenings they have a buffet with local cuisine and music. We went because they also invite the local artisan to sell their wares on the beast infront of the resort. This experience was very nice. They food, not so much. I would say it is just average but we still had a nice time

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Thank ravensnest89
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for dropping by our weekly Belizean night – a big favorite for our guests. We typically get positive reviews on the food we serve during the evening. We hope if you get the chance you’ll join us again sometime. More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Dinning at Captain Morgan's was really good. Service at times can be slow but 9nce your in belize you will see it as a normal thing. Just need to remember to relax and enjoy dinner by the pool. Maybe enjoy a drink at he poolside bar

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1 Thank Trevor D
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We were one of the first people there at 8:15am. The four of us ordered egg and pancake dishes. The coffee we were served while waiting was like warm. After 1 hour they brought out the food. One of the 4 orders was wrong. The pancakes were cold and they served cold maple syrup with them. The "heater" for our... More 

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Thank Dave K
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Buena Vista. We regret any part of your service or meal that was not satisfactory, as this situation certainly is not the norm for our restaurant. We hope you took up the situation with our restaurant manager on duty and things were worked out in a satisfactory manner. We trust the balance of... More 

Munster, Indiana
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We visited the pool bar twice around lunch time. Ordered food from the restaurant to eat at the bar. We had 2 different bartenders but they both were fun and entertaining. The view of the beach and sea is very nice.

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Thank ladyad
CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Restaurant at Captain Morgan's Retreat, responded to this review

Our bartenders are excellent at what they do, and our guests love them! Together with some tasty snacks, an afternoon at the pool bar at Captain Morgan’s is a great place to be, and we are happy to hear you had a good time. Please do come and see us again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 35
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Central American
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Ambergris Caye | 3 Miles North of San Pedro Town, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye 9999, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: +501 226-2207
Description
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Buena Vista Restaurant is a full-service restaurant featuring a variety of Belizean dishes, fresh seafood, and American classics. Buena Vista Restaurant is located at Captain Morgan's Retreat, a beachfront resort on Ambergris Caye. While many guests enjoy dining with us, the restaurant and bar is open to the general public.

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