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Iguana Juan's Food Walk

San Pedro, Belize

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Experience hosted by Brad & Shannon

2.5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

City walk sampling Central American/Belizean foods.
(Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free friendly)

We will sample at least 6 - 8 Belizean favorite dishes, all by local vendors and you will learn the history and preparation techniques of each, as we enjoy. Our restaurant is the only one in town that features handmade classic Belizean Tamales so we discuss these, then each person gets a bottled water, and we venture out to a local taco stand, then walk a few blocks to an authentic tortilla factory to taste hot tortillas direct from the ovens. We continue around town to sample Belizean favorites of local foods, everything from street foods to Belizean Chocolate and Homemade Belizean Rum Creams.

We can also show you how handmade tortillas are made for quesadillas and burritos and a Belizean favorite - Coconut Buns.

We will make 5 or 6 additional stops before returning to the starting point. During the stroll, we experience at least six of the following (depending on the day and taste of the participants):

1) Watch hand-made Papusas being made & sample (El Salvadorian fare)

2) Belizean Breakfast Tacos

3) Classic Belizean Chicken, Rice & Beans

4) Central American Paletas (all natural popsicles made by hand from fresh fruit)

5) Salbutes

6) Garnaches

7) Tomalitos (Ducunu)

8) Belizean Rum Creams

9) Belizean Meat Pies

10) Coconut Tarts

11) Classic Belizean Tamales
Other things to note
I am an American, living in Belize for almost 5 years. My wife and I own/operate a restaurant on the “locals street”, just outside the tourist district. Then I share local foods via local food stalls & Belizean owned small stands for an authentic Belizean experience.
City walk sampling Central American/Belizean foods.
(Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free friendly)

We will sample at least 6 - 8 Belizean favorite dishes, all by local vendors and you will learn the history and preparation techniques of each, as we enjoy. Our restaurant is the only one in town that features handmade classic Belizean Tamales so we discuss these, then each person gets a bottled water, and we venture out to a local taco st…

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What's included

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Fri, Mar 12
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Meet your host, Brad & Shannon

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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We believe travel is about discovery. Venturing onto that side street calling your name, popping through the open door, following delicious smells to a new food stall. Straying off the beaten path, and into a new world. Finding the extra-ordinary, through food, culture, conversation. At our restaurant, Iguana Juan’s, we offer a different view of the island, upstairs, overlooking the pulse of local life on Back Street. Filled with the flavors of Belize, tacos, garnaches, tostadas, meat pies, rum creams and fresh fruit paletas, Back Street and the center of town offers a friendly, welcoming vibe and a fabulous culinary adventure.

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We believe travel is about discovery. Venturing onto that side street calling your name, popping through the open door, following delicious smells to a new food stall. Straying off the beaten path, and into a new world. Finding the extra-ordinary, through food, culture, conversation. At our restaurant, Iguana Juan’s, we offer a different view of the island, upstairs, overlooking the pulse of local life on Back Street. Filled with the flavors of Belize, tacos, garnaches, tostadas, meat pies,…
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Where you'll be

Starting at Iguana Juan’s Restaurant, we venture off to introduce you to our neighbors, local food stall owners. We'll sample Belizean breakfast tacos, Garnaches, Salbutes & other “street food”. We stop at the tortilla factory & enjoy one “hot off the press”, meet a local “Belizean Rum Cream” maker, sample handmade Papusas, enjoy some cocoa beans & sample Belizean chocolate. We'll also share the best local restaurants for classic Belizean foods

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 70 reviews.

Brooke
March 2020
A must do!! We really wanted to dive into the the culture of San Pedro upon arrival. This was the perfect activity! We learned so much, got to try 6-7 local food types, and got a walking tour on top of it all! Brad was a phenomenal host, he is American but moved to San Pedro and knows so much of the culture, he explains all the food in detail and also pairs it with history of the the country. Very cool experience, could not have soaked it up without the local knowledge and expertise Brad brought to the table! Thanks again Brad! We loved it.
A must do!! We really wanted to dive into the the culture of San Pedro upon arrival. This was the perfect activity! We learned so much, got to try 6-7 local food types, and got a w…
Jodi
March 2020
The food tour was such a fun experience! Brad showed us around many different local restaurants and explained the food we were trying. There was a TON of food so come hungry! We found a few places we even went back to for a second time. Would highly recommend this experience!
The food tour was such a fun experience! Brad showed us around many different local restaurants and explained the food we were trying. There was a TON of food so come hungry! We fo…
Lori
March 2020
Definitely recommend doing this at the beginning of your trip as you get to learn a lot about the local food as well as find out what you like and don't like!
Samantha
February 2020
Hello hidden gems in San Pedro! I recommend you take the food tour early in your vacation so you can come back to visit the stops because they are delicious! Brad was a great food guide in the town, he had many stories and took his time answering any questions we had.
Hello hidden gems in San Pedro! I recommend you take the food tour early in your vacation so you can come back to visit the stops because they are delicious! Brad was a great food…
Matilda
February 2020
I learned a lot that I wouldn’t have learned otherwise. I had a really fun time. I left with a very full tummy and a deeper understanding of Belize’s culture. Well done! Time WELL spent
Melissa
February 2020
Brad was knowledgeable and friendly. Given the time of day(afternoon) he was able to find us great locations for late afternoon fare. Would recommend to a friend!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunblock if desired

You might want to bring some water, although we will provide this throughout the walk as well