Best restaurants in Caribbean Coast

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Lívingston

    Restaurante Buga Mama

    This place enjoys the best location of any restaurant in town, and profits go to the Asociación Ak' Tenamit, an NGO with several projects in the area. There's a wide range of seafood, homemade pasta, curries and other dishes on the menu, including a very good tapado (fish stew; Q110). Most of the waiters here are trainees in a community sustainable-tourism scheme, so be forgiving if the service is lacking.

  • Restaurants in Lívingston


    Clean spot with polished wood decor, Margoth is a decent place with a decent selection at decent prices. The mix of mains runs the gamut from burgers to pasta, but there's even chow mein and some Garifuna options as well. The Coco Loco (rum served in a coconut; Q35) is a popular beverage. For dessert try Cake in a Mug (Q35).

  • Restaurants in Lívingston

    Restaurante Gaby

    For a good honest feed in humble surrounds, you can't go past Gaby's. She serves up the good stuff: lobster, tapado (Q80, fish stew), rice and beans, and good breakfasts at good prices. The telenovelas (soap operas) come free.

  • Restaurants in Lívingston

    Mama Norma

    This simple eatery run by a town matron is your best spot for cheap eats, with a big plate of rice, beans, tortillas, and main (such as chicken, beef, or pork) costing only Q20. Beers are an extra Q10.

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    Gardenia's Café

    A simple, no frills (except the parquet floor) kind of place, serving a variety of tasty Mexican dishes as well as hot dogs, sandwiches and the like. Coffee and espresso are options, too.

  • Restaurants in Lívingston

    Happy Fish

    One of the bustling main-street spots, Happy Fish will try to sell you tours as well as something to eat. There's a slick, marketed, inauthentic feel, but the spot remains popular. The requisite tapado (Q100, fish stew) is here, plus a good range of other options.