The Barracuda Bar & Grill is the best restaurant in Hopkins, Belize. Having eaten there three times in the 11 days that I was in the village, we just couldn’t stay away. Each time we visited the food was so incredible that we couldn’t wait to return.
The owners are always on hand, keeping a watchful eye on the restaurant and checking in to make sure that you’re enjoying your meal. The staff is prompt and friendly. The menu is the difficult part, because everything looks great.
The specials are certainly the way to go if something strikes your fancy, since the ingredients are locally sourced and therefore fresh but sometimes limited. Many reviews rave about the local boar but, unfortunately it had run out on the night that that I was at the restaurant.
We did try many of the other specials, including some simply grilled snapper and beef ribs. The ribs were so good (and cheap, at $1 each) that we ordered a second round and postponed actually having dinner that night.
We were also lucky enough to be in Hopkins for Christmas and went to the Barracuda for Christmas Eve. This was the best meal that I had in all of Belize. The smoked Grouper soup was incredible and I plan to seek it out anywhere that I can in the future. The entree of smoked lobster stuffed shrimp was also incredible. Despite these ingredients being over the top and the prices being reasonable, the portions are also quite large.
The location & ambiance
Located right in the center of Sittee RIver Village, just south of Hopkins, the Barracuda Bar & Grill is located directly on the beach. This makes it a great place for a relaxing dinner or to just stop by for an appetizer and a drink in the afternoon. Outside there are beach chairs, hammocks and plenty of space for enjoying the beautiful Belize weather.
Barracuda Bar & Grill, near Hopkins, Belize
|Address||Lot 1, Sittee River Road, Hopkins Belize|