When guests are either leaving for our island or returning from the island, they spend one night at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City. Located on the Northern Highway, it is about 3 miles from downtown and 10 miles from the airport.
Many of our guests arrive early or stay late and they end up eating other restaurant meals that are not a part of their all-inclusive package with us. The most obvious place to eat is the Sahara Grill, which is right across the street from the hotel. They don’t serve breakfast, but they do serve lunch and dinner.
Fortunately, it’s a pretty good restaurant. They serve good Middle Eastern food, and the establishment is run by a family originally from Lebanon. We love it; all of our guides eat here all of the time since we live only a block away. It’s also not bad for vegetarians, which is quite rare in Belize.
They offer all of the traditional Mediterranean dishes: Wings, Falafel, Tabbouleh, Hummus, Kafta, Kabob, Lamb, Kibbi, and Baba Ghanuj. They even serve beer and wine in addition to sodas, bottled water, and coffee.
Here’s their menu from May of 2016. Remember, these prices are in Belize dollars. To compute US dollars, cut it in half.
[photos by Kathe O’Donnelly}