Eat da Lion - Restaurants

There are about 25 restaurants around Belize that have tried serving lionfish. The restaurants that currently still serve it are mainly concentrated in San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Placencia. Currently, around 4 restaurants in Caye Caulker offer lionfish dishes, each in their own delicious way!

As lionfish is such a good quality delicious fish, Belize has about 25 restaurants that have tried serving lionfish. Currently, restaurants that try to serve it all year round are concentrated in San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Placencia. Unfortunately, as with all good things in life, lionfish is not always available year round. BUT, the more you ask for it, the more your restaurants know you like it, the harder they will work to have fresh lionfish available as frequently as possible!

See the map below to find out where you can go to enjoy a delicious plate of lionfish!

What can you do to help restaurants?

Eat da lion! Consuming lionfish in local restaurants supports them and the fishers supplying them. Serving and consuming local & sustainable seafood supports our Belizean heritage; fishermen and the beautiful barrier reef.

Know a fisher or diver who catches a lot of lionfish? Connect him to a restaurant interested in serving it! They will sure be happy to have more contacts to supply them fresh fish!

ASK for lionfish! Go to your local restaurant and ask them for lionfish. If they don’t serve it, tell them you would buy it. If they think it is dangerous or not tasty, you now know enough to let them know otherwise ☺

If you are a chef or restaurant owner/manager, contact Blue Ventures Belize to learn more about how lionfish can work for you!