Good Corozal Restaurants Worth Visiting.
Corozal is one of the two Garifuna communities that belong to the municipality of La Ceiba, the other one is Sambo Creek. Corozal is located approximately 6 km (4 miles) East of La Ceiba on highway CA13 in the direction of Trujillo. Because of its proximity, many people like to go to eat at Corozal and enjoy the breeze, the sea views and the general surroundings. Following is our selection of the top Corozal Restaurants to choose from.
Located right on the beach on the east side of Corozal, Chamorro’s is the most popular of Corozal Restaurants offering access to a very pleasant beach and playground facilities for children, nice private champas for couples or small groups and a larger dining room for regular guests. The food specialty is of course sea food, and this is usually very fresh and very tasty. For large groups, ask for the mariscada, which includes conch, shrimp, lobster, fish… Their seafood soup is also absolutely spectacular! As an appetizer, you can ask for a shot of their very own home made guifitty, a Garifuna concoction of herbs and roots which is reputedly both, medicinal and aphrodisiac! Chamorro’s is open daily for lunch and early dinner. Service and prices are both outstanding. They have also recently been awarded the Atlantida Turistica Quality distinction.
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A great French Italian Bistro sea side bistro restaurant located right on the beach in Corozal. Chef Tery is a bit further east of Chamorros, about 1/3 of a mile, on the same beach side road. Food is spectacular and always prepared by Chef Tery himself. Specialties include a variety of beef and chicken dishes cooked to your personal order on a wood burning grill. If you are looking for different dishes, such as escargot or fried calamari, this is the place for you. Daily specials include seafood and a beef or chicken dish with the best of what Chef Tery found at the local markets.
The restaurant offers a full service international bar and an extensive wine list. A great place to visit for a quiet romantic lunch or a family beach outing! Chef Tery is the most popular of Corozal Restaurants when it comes to expats living in La Ceiba. Please note that they do not accept credit cards, so make sure you bring some cash with you!
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Just before you get to Chamorro´s Restaurant, you will drive past Arenas. This is restaurant bar and even small hotel right on the beach in Corozal. Service is friendly, food is good and they have a great view of the beach. A new I love Corozal sign has just gone up almost infront of their property and as such, offers a great photo opportunity. A huge beach chair in front of the property is also a great place for a selfie. Arenas is open daily from 11:00 pm till 8:00 pm, sometimes later on weekends.[themify_hr color=”light-gray” width=”1″ border_width=”1″]
A small, very Garifuna style restaurant, Villa Zapata is a hidden gem. A nicely trimmed garden full of herbs and spices provides many of the fresh ingredients that go into their food. This is a great place to visit if you are into Garifuna cuisine. The owner, Pablo Zapata is friendly and proud of his Garifuna heritage and will gladly chat with you about the Garifuna Traditions and foods. Although not on the beach, Villa Zapata is very close to it if you want to take advantage and plunge into the Caribbean. For reservations, call Pablo Zapata at +504 3241 7781.[themify_hr color=”light-gray” width=”1″ border_width=”1″]
Donde La Profe
A family owned and operated restaurant, this is one of the older restaurants in town. Run by “Profe Maritza” and her husband Don Nico, you will feel the warm hospitality of the Garifuna people here. It is interesting to note that English is spoken here, since Don Nico was a bartender on cruise ships for many years. He can mix whatever drink you might want. Oh, and he also serves the best guifity in town! The restaurant is in town, and is unmistakable, since it is one of the last buildings with thatched room in town. They are open for lunch and dinner daily. Their seafood soup is outstanding! A great place to get close up to the Garifuna Culture as they have a small museum with local history on premises. [themify_hr color=”light-gray” width=”1″ border_width=”1″]
Restaurante Tio Fito
This is the oldest continuously running restaurant in Corozal, Atlantida. It has been in business since 1996! Restaurante Rio Fito is on the beach on the Western End of town. It´s thatched roof gives it an aura of an authentic Garifuna building. They are open daily from 10:00 am till 9:00 pm. On weekends, that is, Saturday and Sunday they are open till 4:00 AM! The inside is a bit on the darkside, but then if you are there at night it really does not matter! Great Ceviche, seafood soup and fried or steamed fish. They have a full international bar with top brands available. If you like guifity, they make their own guifity here. [themify_hr color=”light-gray” width=”1″ border_width=”1″]
Yes there is a Sea Watch in Corozal also! They have the original restaurant in Sambo Creek and also one in La Ceiba. Sea Watch is a pleasant beach side restaurant and bar that is right next to Tio Fito in Corozal. Nice beach champas are ideal to drink and ice cold beer while you watch the ocean and a sunset. Open daily from 11:00 am till 9:00 pm, later on weekends. Good food and modern setting. Choose between a table on the beach or under the thatched roof.