Estel's is located right on the beach just south of the town park in San Pedro and serves delicious food until 5:00 p.m.
Diners can choose from tables on the beach or tables on the covered front porch. Either way, your toes are in the sand. I found out the hard way that sand can be problematic. One Sunday while we were waiting on our food, a little boy in a standoff with his mother picked me as the target for a handful of sand. Right in the face! After I got over the shock and the mother finally dragged the kid out of the restaurant, Craig pointed out that we could thank our lucky stars that the food hadn't arrived yet! Otherwise our breakfast burritos would have been a little gritty! I guess every moment has its silver lining. (And I'm just glad my son never pulled that one!)
The menu's quite extensive! And the prices are reasonable. For example, the huge breakfast burrito is $15 Belizean, which translates to $7.50 U.S. The exchange rate is set at 2 Belizean to 1 U.S. dollar. If you're headed to Ambergris, don't worry about getting Belizean dollars. Everyone readily accepts U.S. dollars. We started out with a supply of U.S., then used the ATM for Belizean dollars. I left with one $2 Belizean bill as a souvenir.
Our favorite was the huge breakfast burrito, along with a bowl of fruit.
After you eat, check out the artifacts up by the menu board! Or head out onto the beach for some shopping. The vendors set up tables under the palms out front.
Wish I had one of Estel's breakfast burritos this morning!