Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant & bar offering a fusion of American and Central American flavors. Vegans could have guacamole or hummus with tortilla chips or veggie sticks, pico de gallo or vegetable ceviche with tortilla chips, Juan's vegan sandwich, the country salad, island vibe salad (vinaigrette contains honey), kale salad, or combine a few side to make a meal: choices include grilled corn and black bean salsa, black beans, side salad, and couscous salad. Located upstairs on the corner of Angel Coral and Pelican streets. Open Mon-Tue 11:00am-10:00pm, Thu-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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22 Reviews

First Review by melaniejean26


Points +43

23 Jun 2023

Good options

Has great options clearly marked vegetarian, most were vegan. Had a great tamale, veg tacos and veg curry. All vegan all yummy. Very cute place, friendly.

Pros: Several options , Yummy



Points +27

03 Jun 2023

Overall OK.

I think this place is interesting, but it lacks a bit of punch. What we ate was, in my opinion, a bit dull in flavor. Had the Juan vegan sandwich, couscous, fries, and the empanada. And everything was OK.

I think if you want a vegan option, you'd be much better off going to the juice dive. More options and flavor.


Points +118

25 Mar 2023

Lots of options

They had vegan tacos for their special, I had the cauliflower tacos, my son tried butternut squash, my daughter had the curry. Servers were knowledgeable about ingredients. Our meals were gf as well.


Points +83

26 Oct 2022

Great place! Would go again

Vegan options, and staff very considerate on alternations. Did not seem like authentic Belize food if that is what you are searching for, but a nice place!


Points +196

19 Apr 2022

Try the Belizean tamales

The tamales are what they’re best at so make sure to give it a try! My server Adrian was happy to help me with their vegan options and also gave me the Happy Hour deal of $16BZ plus a beer or other beverage. What a great deal! I was worried the tamales would be a little spicy and he said they have a little spice to it, but I only tasted some spice in certain parts and otherwise it was totally fine.


Points +1798

11 Apr 2022

Really really good food in the heart of San Pedro

Usually a veggie sandwich doesn’t sound all that great, it the one served here was SOoooo good! The curry was incredible- we ordered 2 extra to take home for lunch the next day. The tamale was HUGE and filled with tasty vegetables. Plus the cocktails were nice and strong!


Points +62

06 Apr 2022

Great place for vegans!

We sat down at our table and our waiter said “do we have any vegans or vegetarians here?” WHY YES YOU DO, SIR! Extremely knowledgeable and well educated. While reading over the menu we were so shocked to see that there was a connection to a restaurant we used to eat at in the early 2000s in NC that was one of the most veg friendly places back then, Flaming Amy’s. Small world!!

Pros: Vegan options , Clearly marked , Knowledgeable staff


Points +329

12 Jul 2021

Knows vegan

Upstairs restaurant, nice and cozy, friendly service, the waiter knew what vegan was

Pros: Very knowledgeable servers, and food was tasty, The vegetable curry was delicious

Cons: Not many vegan options


Points +1123

29 Jun 2021

Yay for choices!!

Oh my goodness! New favorite restaurant! Honestly, they get vegans and have many choices! Food was amazing!

Pros: Flavors, Service spectacular , Location/atmosphere

Cons: I didn’t come here earlier


Points +152

17 Apr 2021

Woww loved it here!

We loved both Juan’s vegan sandwich and the Chaya tamales. Service was attentive and helpful, and our server knew exactly what we could get as vegans. Vegetarian items are clearly marked! Yummm. I loved the rooftop vibe as we watched everyone drive around in their golfcarts. Oh, and please get the frozen coconut mojito - so creamy and all vegan! Highly recommend!


Points +46

08 Jan 2020

Vegan Chaya Tamales

Die vegane Chaya Tamales war echt sehr lecker und die Bedienung sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit


Points +209

14 Dec 2019

Great options for vegans!

They clearly mark vegetarian items on the menu and told us what could be made vegan. There is a vegan sandwich, and a vegan chaya tamale. Both great!

Pros: Vegan options,, friendly and helpful staff.


Points +952

10 Aug 2019

Best vegan lunch in san Pedro

The Waiter clearly knew the meaning of “Vegan” and gave excellent recommendations.

The bean burger was incredible. Tasty and delicious.

This is a “must “ stop in san Pedro.


Points +2381

14 Jun 2019

Definitely Stop here!

Went here in August of 2018 and oh my gosh! Amazing food. It was a pretty quiet night but so lovely! The food was hearty and flavorful. We did get our towels stolen from our golf cart so watch out for that. 😂 otherwise LOVED the large variety on the menu! I got the Juan’s Vegan classic (I think it was a special night) and it came with a side of fresh veg and beans that was so much better than fries! Made the meal feel so much healthier

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Great staff


Points +169

15 May 2019

Lots of options, great atmosphere!

This place is by far my favourite place to eat in San Pedro! The owners are super nice. They took time to your visit with us when we were eating there. They have some of the best vegan and vegetarian food on the island! Lots of options! Fun atmosphere. Wait staff is super nice. Our first night they made my husband an off menu vegan burrito. I ordered the veggie sandwich with hummus. It was so good, I ate it before I could get a picture. The second time I ordered the black bean burger. It's HUGE! Great flavor! Affordable. Tuesdays they have 2 for 1 tamales with a vegan option that is very affordable!

Pros: Great staff and owners. Server Manny is the best!, Live music, great atmosphere, Good prices


Points +42

16 Feb 2019

Awesome spot!

This place is tons of fun and the food is great. A little tricky to find but well worth it. Great service, too. Good live music happening when I went in to top off. Really cool spot

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Clearly labeled

Cons: Hard to find


Points +107

01 Jan 2019

One of our favorites!!!

This place is the bomb and a must visit if you are in San Pedro. First...its a great space on an upper deck with some patio seating. It is open are and the decor is awesome. We were immediately greeted by a very friendly waiter😄We ordered the suggested coconut mojito which I would definitely suggest...super yummy! This is a very vegan/vegetarian restaurant. I would highly suggest the coconut bun sandwich or the veggie burger. Both were awesome. The owners were also there and were so nice to chat with about the local culture. We will definitely be back when we return to San Pedro! PS we tried to give this a five star review but as you know Happy Cow only allows this for 100% vegan vegetarian restaurants

Pros: Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly, Great atmosphere, Friendly staff


Points +39

30 Dec 2018

Amazing food!

Casual, fun restaurant with great vegan options - favourite on the island

Pros: Love the atmosphere and staff, Great vegan options , Juan’s vegan special rocks


Points +700

15 Dec 2018

Many vegan and veg options

Very veggie friendly compared to other places on the island.
Black bean burger was great.
Service was very friendly.


Points +31

26 May 2018

Great Food!

I really enjoyed the options I had at Iguana Juan's. There were vegan options on the regular menu, and there was also a weekly special menu that had a vegan option on it! The owner's wife is vegetarian, so he knows what's up. I highly recommend hitting this place up for good vegan or vegetarian options in San Pedro.

Pros: Delicious food

Cons: I found a couple of hairs in my food :(


26 May 2018

Candice, first - thanks for the nice review and we'd love to have you back on your next trip to San Pedro. Secondly - We are sorry if you found a hair in your food, if we would have known, we would have immediately removed your plate and would be happy to fixed you a full brand new meal.


Points +46

Mostly Veg
22 May 2018

Tons of Vegetarian and Vegan Choices

We opened Iguana Juan's due to the lack of vegetarian and vegan options available in San Pedro. Choices in San Pedro vary from "little to none" in way of vegetarian, with even creative salads at a scarcity, so we opened to offer unique and healthy choices ranging from our "vegan Sandwich" made on a house-made all vegan bun, topped with house-made Hummus, fresh avocado slices and roasted butternut squash, topped with lettuce, tomato and onion.

We have a full range of salads, from Kale with figs, walnuts, roasted butternut squash, feta cheese to our island vibe salad, which features fresh seasonal fruit, plantain chips, cous-cous and our grilled pineapple-jalapeno salsa.

vegetarian / vegan sides include: Corn & black bean salsa, cous-cous salad, belizean black beans, potato hash or a side salad

We also have vegetarian chili served with homemade tortilla chips (and try some our our Juan''s famous pico with those chips for an awesome snack!)

We also have our signature cinnamon french-toasted sandwiches like our ABC (Apple, Bacon, Cheddar), a classic BLT, or grilled tomato, bacon and cheese (and we're happy to substitute fresh avocado instead of bacon, to make any of these vegetarian.

Speaking of Avocados: How about some fresh, made to order Guacamole? Want something a little extra with that Gauc & Chips? We have house-made Belizean Cheese Dip and Belizean Black Bean Dip (and our Hummus) as well, so order individually, or select any three for a "Dip Sampler"

We also bake our own bread in house and feature a nice classic Italian Bruschetta appetizer.

Need even more authentic Central American food? How about one of our Tamales, served with a side of black beans, topped with our famous sauce and char-grilled tomatoes. We have both Meat versions like Chicken or Pork and a vegan choice featuring Chaya (similar to Spinach).

More Vegetarian/Vegan Options:
We also have huge quesadillas and a daily lunch taco special like Black Bean & Butternut Squash with grilled onions and avocado cream sauce or beer-braised cauliflower with pickled cabbage and avocado cream sauce among others that change daily.

Iguana Juan's also features nightly specials with at least one choice being vegan/vegetarian each day.

It's easy to come to Juan's everyday for a full week, eat some great vegetarian food, enjoy some authentic Central American cuisine and never eat the same meal twice!

Updated from previous review on 2018-05-21

Pros: Most vegetarian options in San Pedro, Great Burgers & more for non-vegetarians, Vegetarian/Vegan Daily Specials everyday


Points +6

Non Veg
01 May 2018

I cannot recommend this place enough!

After over an hour of searching for somewhere I could eat that at dairy and gluten free food, I stumbled into Iguana Juan's and I'm so glad I did. I had a chicken tamale which was the best tamale I've ever had. The service was top notch. The server was attentive, caring, accommodating, and friendly. I was going to eat there again, but they're closed on Mondays and that was my last day in town. I highly recommend eating here.

Pros: Service, Accommodating, Delicious


02 May 2018

Thanks Melanie. We're so glad that you enjoyed our place and our tamales. Nice to meet you and we hope to see you again the next time you are in San Pedro, and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Belize.

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