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Cenaida's

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Caribbean, Central American
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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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USA
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told this was the 'real thing' - traditional Belizian food. Although it was OK, it was not exciting or very filling. It just seem like standard food at a reasonable price.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We were there soon after it reopened following a fire. It was hard to find it as not many people knew where it was. Luckily, we were walking around so we found it anyway. The food was fabulous. we had a lobtser special - it was in season and it was extremely fresh,

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williston
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I did not feel super hungry but the enchiladas were so good it was easy to finish. My husband had the beef fajita and loved it.

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Toledo, Ohio
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552 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We visited for lunch and were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. Like many restaurants in Belize, it was freshly prepared and promptly served. Eating out on the patio was enjoyable. They only accept cash. Be aware that the location on TripAdvisor app as of this writing is incorrect. We were only able to find the restaurant by... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Recommended by our Lodge for real local food and they were right! Very busy on a Saturday for lunch but we were seated immediately by friendly host. The gentleman next to us was eating an amazing looking fish which he said was excellent so we ordered & split the whole red snapper which came with red beans & rice, mixed... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Place looks a little sketch from the outside, but the food is wonderful and the staff are friendly. We spent a lot of time wandering around San Ignacio looking for food, and quite honestly, the cuisine in Belize can be a little suspect. This place is not. Stop searching for tacos and eating weird burritos with lettuce and come here... More 

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Thank Josh W
Spring, Texas
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Stewed chicken with rice and beans for $3.50US! The chicken was tender and the rice and beans were great too. They also serve a little bowl of homemade salsa on the side. For restaurants in San Ignacio, this place wins for price on both food and drinks, and you still get great quality. Only downside: they were out of beef,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, delicious stew beef and chicken at excellent prices (BZ $8 and $7 respectively), delicious fresh juices (BZ $3) and ice cold beers (BZ $3.50), good size portions. Must visit for anyone wanting to try proper Belizean food.

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Thank Stephanie W
North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been to this local restaurant a few times and every time I'm impressed with their meals. Very warm and friendly staff, clean atmosphere. Recommended to all ages and to locals and visitors.. it's right in the middle of downtown.

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Bradenton, Florida
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I ate dinner here last week at the recommendation of a local. Cenaida's was superb. The food (we both got stewed chicken plate with beans and rice) was great, and the fresh fruit juice was amazing. Note that this restaurant has moved a block over from where it used to be. We had to ask a local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Caribbean, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?