My favorite place to eat in Belize is Cheers Restaurant. I am a foodie, and it’s great. It is regular comfort food, not gourmet or trendy… you will love it.
Cheers Restaurant is located on the Western Highway just a few miles past the Belize Zoo, on the south side of the road. It’s about 40 minutes from Belize City. So if you are going to the zoo, or continuing on through Belmopan to Cayo or Dangriga, try to end up going by Cheers at a meal time. I have been eating here for years, and I always plan trips to Western Belize around lunch at Cheers.
I don’t know what it is about their location, but it’s always breezy there. It can be God-awful hot out, and it will be cool at Cheers. The whole restaurant is on a covered patio, so the wind blows right through.
Above your head are hundreds of t-shirts representing tour groups from years past, where everyone in the group signed the shirt. It adds to the wonderful vibe of the place. The service is friendly and prompt.
The food is traditional Belizean plus some Mexican and some American thrown in. Rice and Beans, Stew Chicken, Burritos, Tacos, Omelets, Hamburgers & Fries, Salads, Steak… it’s a large menu, and everyone will find something they like.
Don’t miss it!
[photos by Kathe O’Donnelly]