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Cenaida's

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Central American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
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16 Bullet Tree Road | South of Bullet Tree Road on West, San Ignacio, Belize
+501 631-2526
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Owner of Ajaw Chocolate recommended as traditional Belizean cuisine. I ordered a beef burrito as take out 4.50 $US. It was filling and good. Service friendly and quick.

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Thank Sarah D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Our tour guide recommended Cenaida's and we were not disappointed. It was the best meal we had in San Ignacio. The owner was very friendly and the service was great. It was off the main drag, so we had to ask someone for directions. Glad we did.

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Thank Kime1664
Murphy
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great service, but the food was just okay. Not terrible or terrific. 4 of us ate lunch and drank bottled waters and the bill was exactly $20 US dollars.

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Thank Clays7
roslyn, new york
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74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had been recommended to Cenaida's. It is very inexpensive and the food was fresh. There was nothing special...Dinner ran about $5 . I would rather pay $8 and eat at Han - nah's

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Thank res5137
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Nice low key place across from Maxims Chinese restaurant. Friendly, inquisitive, and helpful servers. Simple menu. Coconut fish with rice, plantains, stewed beans, and salad was very good. Daughter's chicken burrito was good also. Unfortunately do not serve desserts. Very reasonably priced.

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Thank murrayda
Georgetown, Colorado
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Cenaida's was definitely on my list to visit, and happy to hear they rebuilt after a fire a while back. Really great Mexican food in a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere, at super affordable prices.

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Thank sandyjackson2017
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

An amazing option for lunch or dinner. Good portions, authentic belizean flavour. Affordable. Good service. We will be back!

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Thank Kiki D
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Every local we ran into told us to try Cenaida's for an authentic Belizian meal. We finally did on our last night in San Ignacio. I had the fresh whole red snapper, baked potato and salad. The fish was perfectly cooked, and tasty. It was my favorite meal of our entire vacation, and that's saying something.

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1 Thank eviebou26
Mooringsport, Louisiana
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great authentic Belizean food served with a smile. Easy on the wallet and great flavor an excellent choice for lunch. They on take cash so be prepared.

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Thank 1mosquitoman
St Louis, Mo and San Pedro, Belize
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Cenaida's is the place to experience the best of Belizan cuisine. Good selection...lunch and dinner. Reasonable prices...healthy portions.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Central American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Bullet Tree Road | South of Bullet Tree Road on West, San Ignacio, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Cayo  >  San Ignacio
  • Phone Number: +501 631-2526

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