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Wish Willy - Bar & Grill

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Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
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near the split - opposite Frenchie's Dive Shop, Caye Caulker, Belize
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been coming to the island for a few years now and this is always our first stop and our most frequent stop on each of our visits. It's super casual and laid back and has the perfect island vibe that reminds me why I come to Caye Caulker in the first place. Prices are good, rum is good, service... More 

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Thank Tangles48
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I read some great reviews of this place and it was right next to our apartment but we showed up at bad time as they got totally slammed and could not handle all the customers at once. It's a low budget operation where the kitchen is some barbecues and a small shack and you sit outside in a courtyard on... More 

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Thank Keith L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a large group so had buffet style food. Not their fault but we got rained on and there is limited undercover area. Food average, nothing special. Decent value for money.

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Thank Sheryl W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend any person traveling to Caye Caulker or even Belize to make it by Wish Willy's. Between my group of four people, we can easily say that this was our best meal in Belize. It had a set menu of only four alternatives; our group had the lobster and fish which was exceptional. We treated with amazing... More 

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New York
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on Wish Willy right at opening time (I think it was 6) and loved it. It's a back yard in a fairly quiet part of the island. There area a bunch of picnic tables and a big grill. The food was so good that we ordered 4 entrees for two people - two orders of lobster, one of... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were relentless to go. After explore everything else, Maurice was like an oasis. He sat us where He wanted. Feed us with whatever he wanted and charged us what he liked. WE WERE PERFECTLY HAPPY WITH EVERYTHING. Flavor wise, he served two fresh fish seasoning perfect pepper garlic ginger biter orange balance and perfect timing on the grill. Cheaper... More 

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North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a large group for new year's eve ahead of time and I am still stunned at how we were greeted (not even served--simply greeted!). As long as this manager is there, don't bother to go. A couple in our group was there the night before and observed this same guy mistreat a couple eating nearby them so they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss Wish Willy's while you are in Caye Caulker! We stayed in Wish Willy's huts for the week we were in Belize and ate there most nights. Maurice is the chef and is married to Monique who runs the lodging there. The food is grilled right next to you and it is a very laid back vibe with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place had the best food. We made it out there for a late dinner so I missed out on the Conch curry and pretty much got stuck with the pork chops Which I had no desire to eat but was that a blessing in disguise because it ended up being the best meal I had in all of belize.... More 

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Denver, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at five different restaurants on Caye Caulker. Wish Willy was easily the best—and the price was the least! Locals with whom we talked recommended it and their recommendation was accurate. It had a set menu of only four alternatives; barbecue pork or chicken, lamb, and grilled snapper. We tried three of those and liked all three. The service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: near the split - opposite Frenchie's Dive Shop, Caye Caulker, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Caye Caulker

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?