Mestizo Night: A One-Of-A-Kind Dining Experience
Attend Mestizo Night and indulge in an enchanting culinary experience paired with rich culture, featuring authentic Mayan cuisine, elegant garments, and beautiful Latin lounge music.
What to Expect at Mestizo Night
This one-of-a-kind experience consists of a delicious Mayan buffet every Saturday at Verandah Restaurant in Mahogany Bay Village. The buffet includes all-you-can-eat appetizers, tortilla soup, avocado, feta, and a pupusa station with three different types to choose from, a taco station with handmade corn tortillas with three different types to choose from, and freshly-made horchata (vegetarian and gluten-free options are available). You’ll get all of this for only $35 USD!
Note: This buffet is half price for children five years and younger. Plus, there’s a discounted price for Belizean locals!
The History of Mestizo Night
San Pedro mostly consists of Spanish and Mestizo roots, as opposed to the south of Belize where the descendants are mostly from the Garifuna. This means that San Pedranos are mostly descendants of immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Many of these countries were part of the Mayan empire, so a lot of San Pedranos have Mayan blood as well.
The goal of Mestizo Night is to showcase the Mestizo culture our island is known for. The servers at Verandah Restaurant wear authentic Mestizo dresses and guests can observe hand-making pupusas, tacos, tortilla soup, and traditional appetizers.
Know Before You Go:
- Mestizo Night is held every Saturday from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Verandah Restaurant outdoor dining/porch.
- The regular menu is still offered, should you choose to forgo the buffet.
- Alcohol is sold separately.
- Exclusive of 10% service + 12/5% GST.