The Old House Hostel

Eat & Drink

From upbeat restaurants to street side food San Ignacio’s vibrant food and night life scene is a must try for visitors from all over the world. There is no lack of restaurants in town and all within walking distance. There are a hand full of great local bars, most closing at midnight.

KO-OX HAN-NAH (Let’s Go Eat)

Restaurant, Meat shop, bistro and deli.
Hours: Everyday 6AM to 9PM
Price Range:
Breakfast: BZ$ 8-12
Main Dishes (Belizean): BZ$ 10-12
Main Dishes (Indian): BZ$28-32

The name means “let’s go eat” in Mayan, but Han-nah’s is far from just another Belizean restaurant. The diversified menu features a range of Indian dishes, such as lamb curry and peri-peri chicken, as well as authentic Belizean rice & beans.  All with fresh foods sourced from local farms.

Mincho’s Fast Food

Monday to Friday 7 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday 7 AM to 2:30 PM
Price Range:
Juices: 1.25 to 3.50 BZD
Mains: 0,75$ to 3$ BZD

This local favorite fast food shack is a budget traveller dream, but don’t let the low prices fool you, there is not skimping on flavor here. They sell all the Belizean finger food favorites like tacos, burritos, salbutes, panades and offer ice cold fresh fruit juices.

The Farmer’s Market

Saturday is the big market day in San Ignacio when traders come from all over Cayo to sell fresh bargain produce, handicrafts and clothing. The dozen or so food stalls set up in the middle of the action serve quick-fire street food –cheap and tasty. Smaller versions of the market happen most other days of the week.

The Belize Soul Project

Open Mic Night,
Wednesdays and Fridays, from 6 to 11 PM
Located directly below the hostel is this established creative arts space and local bar called Soul Project. Soul Project is a sweet venue where local artist, filmmaker and conservationist Daniel Velazquez works hard to create a space for local and visiting artists and musicians. Be sure to try his local fruit wines.

More about Soul Project:
Soul Project Facebook, • Soul Project Lonely Plant