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“Wondeful Lion Fish”

Pirate's Treasure Restaurant and Chilled Bar
Ranked #44 of 190 Restaurants in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$50
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Only restaurant that specializes in wonderful recipes of the famous invasive lionfish! Other seafood & meats served as well in a rustic outdoor island setting (Walk Ins). Try our Chef's Table Option for the ultimate dining experience where you watch your meals prepared in front of you by Belize's Taste Of Belize Master Chef Competition 2016 Top Finalist, Chef Mar.(Reservations Required.) Fun Bar Atmosphere
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Wondeful Lion Fish”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Lion Fish for lunch. First time we have ever eaten it. Extremely tasty. Its like a cross between halibut & red snapper. A nice white fish. Wonderful flavor.
Husband had fish & chips version and I had it grilled in a margarita sauce.
So glad to see that someone is actually using this fish for something. In case you do not know, it is an "invader" to the Caribbean, brought in by cruise ship holds and it is killing many of the local fish and has no natural preditors in the Caribbean so its wonderful to see that someone is actually killing them and using them. Maybe dive shops and areas of gtthe Caribbean are offering rewards, a bounty, if you kill them and bring them in. Besides they taste fabulous!!!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank ScubaWife
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ChefMar, Owner at Pirate's Treasure Restaurant and Chilled Bar, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thank you for doing your part as well! Eating them is one of the best ways to get rid of them hence the reason we take great pride in being the only restaurant on the island that serves only lionfish and like you said "they are excellent tasting fish" thank you for supporting our cause to help protecting our reef! Every year, new recipes will come about, pop in next time and see what else we have to offer! Cheers
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Manassas Park, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delivery & Open Late”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

This was one of the only places we could order from late and it actually delivered to the Coco Locos bar on our property! Pretty awesome service if you ask me!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Jessazzy
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ChefMar, Owner at Pirate's Treasure Restaurant and Chilled Bar, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
We do deliveries to places nearby with the Bermuda Landings and Grand Caribe Resort. We serve food until 11pm..between 11 and 12am it is more than likely you can still get wings!
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Redlands, California
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“It was one of our favorite stops”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Found this place going back and forth into town, stopped for a beer and a snack and found a place that specializes in lionfish recipes, we liked it so much we stopped two more times during our adventures.

Visited February 2014
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Thank jbtays
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ChefMar, Owner at Pirate's Treasure Restaurant and Chilled Bar, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
We love to be one of peoples favorite places as we welcome everyone and give them a great experience hanging out with us and other locals and tourists alike with excellent Lionfish appetizers, snacks and signature dishes! Come back again for a fun time!
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Dauphin, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“We enjoyed the food and great presentation!”
Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

This place specializes in Lion Fish, a dish apparently not served anyplace else on Ambergris Caye. Three of our group tried it and all agreed it was great. I had the smoked pork chop and it was great! The presentation was perfect with flowers on every plate.
My wife ordered a mohito and it was too sweet. Ask for a bit less sugar. And the furniture. You sit on boards on stumps. I would recommend a few tables and chairs, but that is just my taste! Just remember, the food is great!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Dauphindave
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ChefMar, Owner at Pirate's Treasure Restaurant and Chilled Bar, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Excellent food is one of top priorities so it great to hear you all enjoyed it! The entire restaurant was built ground up by us the owners and done to our island taste which is rustic. As time goes by, upgrades will take place, maybe some cushions, we appreciate your insights, thanks. Some have watched us grown from a grill in an empty lot, to one table, then another etc..then by demand came a full kitchen and a bar!

Our newest upgrade is a Chef's table with a bar built around a huge coral rock grill where you will be able to watch your food being cooked by reservations only, seating limited to fifteen persons...

Be sure to come visit us again!
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Dallas, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Bar!”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

My group did not have dinner here but stopped on our way back to our resort for a few drinks. The bartender was very attentive and we got to meet the owners that were there that evening. We enjoyed their Lionfish shot! If you are on the north side of the bridge I definitely recommend stopping for a drink or two.

Visited November 2013
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ChefMar, Owner at Pirate's Treasure Restaurant and Chilled Bar, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Let the party begin! First I apologize that you didn't get to try our excellent food and we are happy to know you had a great time at our bar. we are the only bar open until midnight north of the bridge and we make sure everyone has fun!
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