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Ali Baba

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Coconut Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 226-4042
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Winnipeg, Canada
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was awful and caught the owner trying to rip us off with fictional food we never ordered or ate. San Pedro needs to boot this creepy fellow before someone dies from food poisoning.

Thank Travellingfool2013
San Pedro, Belize
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Awful food. Awful service. "Margarita with salt" was actually made with lime juice, SALT and tequila. No sugar. Like drinking the Caribbean. Worst drink ever. Only table occupied, lunch took 45 minutes to serve. The appetizer arrived after the main course. The owner, Balil, boasts of being a chef in Miami and Los Angeles for years before settling in Belize... More 

Thank Barry L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped every evening for a beer on our evening walk. Ate lamb kabobs for dinner one night. The owner is Lebanese. It's also a hookah bar. Lively at night. Cranks the belly dancing music up. Good place to check out for a good time!

Thank Kbridges84
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Didn't order food so I can't relate but he gave us the best deal on a cart rental, drinks were inexpensive and good, and the owner was great! Will definitely be back in the future!!

Thank KimW0410
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The owner of this bar is amazing and is so friendly. The rum punch is great. He also gave us a deal on a golf cart which made the trip so much better. Highly recommend this place to anyone. We will definitely be back.

Thank Monique H
Sumrall, Mississippi
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Was really surprised here. We had some time to kill while Waiting on our flight. We had no idea of What there was to offer in the area so just walked upon this place knowing nothing. Walking in I started wondering if the place was even kid friendly.. But all turned out to be good. The waiter (can't remember his... More 

Thank Kandace J
Green River, Wyoming, United States
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Sad to see that this place has poor reviews. We all loved it! The person who helped us in the store/restaurant was very nice & friendly. Keep in mind that it's not your "average" restaurant atmosphere. It is a store/restaurant/hookah bar....& you are on vacation! We were staying in a vacation rental so, we were doing some of our own... More 

Thank KatieO703
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

i didn't eat here but i did smoke hookah and have drinks. the staff was great and the owner was different but fun to be around. he offered to help find anything and everything on the island!

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Had the chicken kabobs-great flavor! The place might not look the greatest, but loved the food! Owner hooked us up with his buddy to get a deal on a golf cart rental.

Thank Jenni M
St. Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

If you can get past the looks of the building and the hookahs, the food was really good. Had the chicken kabob with excellent coconut rice and really good slaw. Husband had lamb kabob, and sister had beef kabob. One of the best meals we had on the island!

Thank M0mmasita

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coconut Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: +501 226-4042

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