A most warm welcome to all our visitors. We have finally managed to redo our website and have a better place that our guests can appreciate. We welcome you to our humble town and to visit us for a great taste of Belizean food. We trust that you will enjoy our Belizean way of life, our food and our hospitality. El Fogon means "The Fire Hearth". We specialize in the Belizean food cooked the old fashioned way with fire wood in the open. It is our intention to preserve our Belizean culture and give a little taste to our visitors far and wide. We offer restaurant specials and are proud winners of the 2016 Lobster Fest in Ambergris Caye, Belize.
El Fogon is a local family restaurant offering traditional Belizean Food, the best in Belize Cuisine, cooked by fire hearth with decades of experience. The restaurant was founded by the Arceo-Eiley family in the early 2000's. Growing up in a beautiful island of Ambergris Caye, "La Isla Bonita", witnessing all the developing changes, the Arceo-Eiley family wanted to maintain and preserve the authenticity of their childhood upbringing. One of Belize's household necessities was and for some still is "El Fogon".
Before, "El Fogon" meant the only form of energy in a household; from lighting at night, to warm water for cooking, bathing and was also a form of heating and comfort on a stormy season. El Fogon today is a fire pit/firewood stove used for cooking everything from Stews, Soups and lots of popular game meats. El Fogon Restaurant offers lots of traditional Belizean dishes that has been in the locals diet for decades. Up to today, more than half of Belize's population owns, uses and enjoy cooking, stewing and grilling on a "Fogon".
El Fogon was built to resemble an old fashioned kitchen that the islanders and Belizeans in general grew up with.
El Fogon is proud to announce that they were the winners of Best Lobster Dish for Lobster Fest 2016. After competing against renowned restaurants, we managed to come up with the big prize.
We take this opportunity to give thanks to all who supported us and have been with us throughout the years.
Here at El Fogon, we have many delicious specials everyday. We offer tasty and authentic Belizean Cuisine. Contact us to get the latest food specials of the day.