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The Paddle House

Beachfront Dining

At the core of The Lodge at Jaguar Reef lies a striking lobby that offers expansive views of the Caribbean Sea and our renowned restaurant, The Paddle House. With glass-door walls that open up, the lobby sets the stage for an array of cocktails, authentic Belizean breakfast, and a daily changing lunch and dinner special that reflects the season.

Wicker lanterns gently sway in the coastal breeze, adding a touch of charm to the dining experience that centers around seafood. The menu highlights diverse flavors, including coconut husk-smoked pork belly paired with ground provisions as a nod to the local Garifuna culture. Additionally, you’ll find favorites like Yucatán-style pork Pibil and freshly made corn tortillas.

The Lodge at Jaguar Reef’s lobby and restaurant offer a seamless blend of breathtaking views and satisfying cuisine, making for an inviting and enjoyable experience.

Restaurant Information

Opening Hours

dining times

Reservations encouraged

Cuisine

The Paddle House is directly influenced by the surrounding Garifuna community, an indigenous people whose staple meals rely on fish, plantain, and root vegetables. In Belize, homage is paid to culture through food. Freshly caught snapper is paired with creamy coconut rice as flavors of the south inspire soulful decadence. Even with the sea calling, you’ll find inland classics and northern flavors to complete the menu.

Breakfast

LONGANIZA BREAKFAST BURRITO
US 9 | BZ 18

Eggs scrambled with locally sourced longaniza sausage on coconut refrried beans, topped with cheese and rolled in warm handmade flour tortilla,
served w a side of habanero-tomato sauce.

CONTINENTAL TRAY
US 10 | BZ 20

Toasted pepita granola, locally made yogurt, tropical fruit bowl, Jamaican
chicken patties served with choice of orange juice or coffee.

CHEF'S OMELETTE
US 10 | BZ 20

2-egg omelette filled with sauteed market vegetables and fresh
Mennonite cheese served with a toasted baguette.

GARIFUNA CHICKEN & WAFFLES
US 10 | BZ 20

Fire-wood roasted sweet potato mixed in cassava flour and a hint of vanilla,
served with Chef Rahim’s signature fried chicken and coconut candy syrup.

BELIZEAN BREAKFAST
US 10 | BZ 20

Locally grown baby spinach, scrambled egg, coconut oil perfumed refried beans, queso blanco,
pickled habanero-onion curtido with a side of Belizean fried jacks.

THE VILLAGE BREAKFAST
US 11 | BZ 22

Farm fresh eggs scrambled with onions and tomatoes, accompanied by
coconut refried beans, crispy bacon and Belizean fried jacks.

PORK BELLY STUFFED JACKS
US 12 | BZ 24

Coconut husk smoked pork belly, farm vegetables, scrambled eggs, and Mennonite cheese
stuffed inside golden fried jacks with a side of pickled habanero curtido.

vegan
Tofu and Guacamole Johnny cake
US 16 | BZ 32

Pan-fried bean curd, guacamole, spread on Johnny cake, arugula balsamic salad served with seasonal cuts of fruits.

Irish Potato and Chickpeas Hash
US 14 | BZ 28

Potato cuts, chickpeas, farm vegetables pan-seared in coconut oil and spiced with toasted cumin served with handmade corn tortillas.

Coconut and Vanilla Cinnamon Toast (Vegetarian)
US 14 | BZ 28

Fresh baked slices of toast soaked in vanilla cinnamon coconut milk, charred on a griddle, topped with honey glazed tropical fruit salsa.

Vegan Breakfast
US 18 | BZ 36

Coconut refried beans, fried plantain, sauteed okra with tomatoes. Served with golden fry jacks.

Sweet Potato and Red Bean Burrito
US 16 | BZ 32

Organic underground roasted sweet potato cuts sauteed with farm vegetables, red kidney beans, crispy romaine lettuce and guacamole wrapped in hand made flour tortilla.

All prices are inclusive of 12.5% GST and subject to 10% Resort Fee.

Lunch

SOUP

GARIFUNA SERE
US 12 | BZ 24

Our signature crema de yucca soup topped with golden fried cuts of fish fillet
and sweet potato crisps.

PULLED PORK CHILI BEANS
US 13 | BZ 26

Smoked pulled pork slow-simmered in pinto beans, crowned with local crema fresca and served with toasted crostini.

SALAD

CITRUS & SPINACH
US 13 | BZ 26

Dehydrated orange segments over baby spinach, farm vegetables sprinkled with crumbled ricotta
cheese and toasted peanuts, drizzled with our citrus house dressing.

BALSAMIC, TOMATOES & MOZZARELLA
US 17 | BZ 34

Organic baby tomatoes & homemade Country Barn mozzarella tossed with
honey balsamic dressing and fresh arugula.

CORN MASA

TOSTADA DE COCHINITA PIBIL
US 10 | BZ 20

Slow-cooked Mayan-spiced pork leg, shredded and simmered in red annatto on crispy corn tortilla shells topped with refried black
beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, and “Dutch” cheese.

TAQUITOS DE PEZ
US 14 | BZ 28

Warm handmade corn tortillas topped with yellow corn chipotle aioli,
our signature smoked fish hash and house pico de gallo.

SANDWICH

THE CHORIPAN
US 13 | BZ 26

Homemade Creole sandwich bun with grilled habanero-infused pork sausage brushed with house chimichurri and topped with a cilantro onion salsa.

BURGER DE PEZ
US 18 | BZ 36

Pan fried fresh fish fillet on a homemade bun, topped with plantain-honey mustard-cabbage slaw, yellow corn chipotle aioli, served with hand cut
potato fries.

JAGUAR BURGER
US 19 | BZ 38

Toasted homemade burger bun with grilled ground steak patty, melted cheddar cheese, crispy pork belly, and a honey-plantain mustard-cabbage slaw served with hand cut potato fries.

ENTREE

SUNDAY DINNA
US 13 | BZ 26

Belizean stewed chicken cuts served with traditional coconut milk-infused rice and beans, fried ripe plantains, Belizean style potato salad, and our homemade pickled onion curtido.

POLLO a la PARILLA
US 14 | BZ 28

Spiced and grilled chicken quarter served with handmade corn tortillas, red kidney
refried beans served with habanero tomato salsa and charred leeks.

CARNE ASADA
US 18 | BZ 36

Grilled beef tenderloin served with fire-roasted vegetables, grilled leeks, potato
wedges, and chimichurri sauce.

MOLASSES-LEMONGRASS SMOKED BABY BACK RIBS
US 19 | BZ 38

Slow smoked pork ribs sauteed and slathered with our house molasses and lemongrass glaze served with coconut stewed beans, coconut white rice, and habanero tomato salsa.

GARIFUNA FRIED FISH
US 21 | BZ 42

Whole fried fish served with cilantro-infused red kidney stewed beans, coconut white rice, and fried ripe plantains with a side of pickled habanero.

MY GRANDFATHER'S FISH 'N' CHIPS
US 21 | BZ 42

Hand-grated coconut and beer-battered fish fillet served with hand cut
potato fries and a side of oil & vinegar.

PADDLE HOUSE REEF BASKET
US 23 | BZ 46

Cassava floured sea-food, golden fried and served with crispy hand cut potato fries and a roasted garlic aioli dipping sauce.

lobster menu - seasonal
LOBSTER EMPANADAS
US 14 | BZ 28

Yellow corn masa stuffed with hashed lobster, fried until golden and served with our
purple cabbage slaw.

Lobster Carbonara
US 34 | BZ 68

Sauteed lobster chunks tossed with linguini pasta, crispy bacon bits and Chef’s
signature carbonara sauce.

Garlic & Herb Butter Lobster Tail
US 35 | BZ 70

Grilled lobster tail brushed with a garlic herb butter sauce served with grilled potatoes
and cauliflower.

Lobster & Linguine Aglio e Olio Pasta
US 30 | BZ 60

Linguini pasta tossed in sauteed lobster chunks, fresh garlic, and olive oil, served with
toasted crostini and shaved parmesan.

Belizean Lobster Tail
US 35 | BZ 70

Spiny Tail Lobster grilled to perfection served with traditional rice and beans, fried
plantain, potato salad and onion curtido.

Lobster Fritters
US 14 | BZ 28

Minced lobster meat tossed in our Belikin Beer batter, fried until golden and served with
our roasted garlic aioli dipping sauce.

vegan
Chick Pea Curry & Peanut Pasta
US 20 | BZ 40

Aldente linguini pasta tossed in chick peas and peanut sauce served with toasted baguette.

Coconut and Ginger Tofu Stew
US 24 | BZ 48

Fresh ginger shaved over coconut milk, herbs and cuts of beans curd, served with white rice and fried plantain.

Sundried Tomato & Bean Soup
US 18 | BZ 36

Slow stewed red kidney beans, crushed sundried tomatoes, spiced to perfection and finished with garlic croutons.

Teriyaki Vegetable Rice Bowl
US 22 | BZ 44

Hand selected market vegetables stir fried in soy sauce, fresh grated ginger and spices, served with coconut cilantro white rice.

Black Bean Empanadas
US 16 | BZ 32

Hand-pressed yellow corn tortilla stuffed with refried black beans served with pickled purple cabbage.

DESSERT

COCONUT FLAN
US 7 | BZ 14
COCONUT- CASSAVA CHEESECAKE
US 9 | BZ 18

KIDS

GRILLED MENNONITE CHEESE SANDWICH
US 7 | BZ 14

Homemade white bread, sliced and spread with orange cheddar cheese then grilled. served with crispy potato fries. 

CHICKEN QUESADILLA
US 8 | BZ 16

Handmade flour tortilla spread with refried beans, Mennonite cheese, and shredded chicken. Grilled and accompanied with fresh salsa and cream

RED KIDNEY & CHEESE NACHOS
US 5 | BZ 10

Crispy corn tortilla shells, refried brans, shaved Dutch cheese and fresh salsa

BEEF & CHEESE BURGER
US 10 | BZ 20

Grilled beef patties, melted cheese, slices of tomatoes, and lettuce on burger bun. Served with potato fries.

PASTA AL BURRO / TOMATO SAUCE
US 6 | BZ 12

Linguimi tossed in melted butter and shaved parmesan cheese

CHICKEN FINGERS
US 7 | BZ 14

Golden fried chicken cuts accompanied with potato fries.

All prices are inclusive of 12.5% GST and subject to 10% Resort Fee.

Dinner

SOUP

CASSAVA FISH SOUP
US 15 | BZ 30

Cassava consomme garnished with basil oil, crispy fish slices, and a side of garlic herb baguette.

SHRIMP AND CHORIZO SOUP
US 19 | BZ 38

Grilled prawns in roasted tomato and local chorizo soup with a side of garlic baguettes.

SALAD

BASIL PESTO PANEER AND CHERRY TOMATO SALAD
US 17 | BZ 34

Grilled basil pesto paneer cheese topped with mirin infused dried cherry tomatoes and creamy tomato vinaigrette.

MORCILLA SAUSAGE, ARUGULA, PARMESAN AND TOMATO SALAD
US 13 | BZ 26

Fresh baby arugula, infused cherry tomato, crumbles of morcilla sausage, shaved Parmesan, with a creamy tomato vinaigrette.

ZUCCHINI, WATERMELON, PANEER AND SHALLOTS GRILLED SALAD
US 12 | BZ 24

Peeled zucchini, dehydrated watermelon, grilled paneer cheese and shallots, drizzled with African bee honey balsamic vinaigrette.

APPETIZER

OCTOPUS IN TIGER'S MILK
US 16 | BZ 32

Sous vide octopus and pickled celery, onions, and tomatoes over a citrus tiger’s milk served with crispy cassava chips.

BACON CRUSTED MOZZARELLA STICKS
US 17 | BZ 34

Bacon crusted cheese sticks served with our house pepper jelly, pickled heart of broccoli, garnished with black lime powder.

SURF AND TURF WONTONS
US 18 | BZ 36

Fish tartare filled wontons layered with beef tartare and chili sauce.

WATERMELON AND BLUE CHEESE STICKS
US 13 | BZ 26

Watermelon sticks over a bed of creamy lime vinaigrette with blue cheese crumble, toasted peanuts, and mint leaves.

ENTREE

CREAM OF YUCA SHRIMP PASTA
US 30 | BZ 60

Grilled shrimp with pasta tossed in cream of yucca.

TOMATO, SAUSAGE AND SHRIMP PASTA
US 25 | BZ 50

Linguine tossed in our house marinara sauce made from smoked tomatoes topped with seared shrimp and sausage.

GINGER CURRY CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS
US 18 | BZ 36

Fried drumsticks seasoned in ginger and curry with a creamy turmeric mushroom sauce. Served with a side of cinnamon and allspice white rice and grilled cumin carrots.

CITRUS HERB FISH FILLET
US 26 | BZ 52

Citrus herb marinade fish fillet served with creamy longaniza rice and cream of spinach.

KOREAN BBQ PORK CHOPS
US 25 | BZ 50

Grilled 1-inch pork chop with potato pavé and a sesame oil sauteed arugula.

CRABOO MUSTARD BEEF TENDERLOIN
US 38 | BZ 76

Mustard marinated beef tenderloin with craboo demi-glace drizzled on top. Served with grilled black garlic cauliflower steak and potato pavé.

Desserts

COCOA NIB-MINT ICE CREAM
US 7 | BZ 14
TOASTED COCONUT & CARAMEL ICE CREAM
US 7 | BZ 14
COCONUT- CASSAVA CHEESECAKE
US 9 | BZ 18
BROWN SUGAR CARAMELIZED CASSAVA BATONS
US 9 | BZ 18

With vanilla ice cream

SEASONAL TROPICAL FRUIT FLAMBE
US 9 | BZ 18

With warm cinnamon-sugar dusted fried jacks

KIDS

GRILLED MENNONITE CHEESE SANDWICH
US 7 | BZ 14

Homemade white bread, sliced and spread with orange cheddar cheese then grilled. served with crispy potato fries. 

CHICKEN QUESADILLA
US 8 | BZ 16

Handmade flour tortilla spread with refried beans, Mennonite cheese, and shredded chicken. Grilled and accompanied with fresh salsa and cream

RED KIDNEY & CHEESE NACHOS
US 5 | BZ 10

Crispy corn tortilla shells, refried brans, shaved Dutch cheese and fresh salsa

BEEF & CHEESE BURGER
US 10 | BZ 20

Grilled beef patties, melted cheese, slices of tomatoes, and lettuce on burger bun. Served with potato fries.

PASTA AL BURRO / TOMATO SAUCE
US 6 | BZ 12

Linguimi tossed in melted butter and shaved parmesan cheese

CHICKEN FINGERS
US 7 | BZ 14

Golden fried chicken cuts accompanied with potato fries.

All prices are inclusive of 12.5% GST and subject to 10% Resort Fee.

Beach Lobster Fest Food Court

grill

Mango Chipotle Lobster Tail
US 35 | BZ 70

Served with Cajun Pasta Salad

Lime Zest & Citrus Butter Lobster Tail
US 35 | BZ 70

Served with Cajun Pasta Salad

Habanero Mustard Lobster Tail
US 35 | BZ 70

Served with Cajun Pasta Salad

Classic Garlic Butter Lobster Tail
US 35 | BZ 70

Served with Cajun Pasta Salad

Pupusa Bar

Lobster & Cheese Pupusas
US 10 | BZ 20

Pupusas are served with cabbage curtido & tomato sauce.

Lobster & Chicharron Pupusas
US 10 | BZ 20

Pupusas are served with cabbage curtido & tomato sauce.

Habanero & Lobster Pupusas
US 10 | BZ 20

Pupusas are served with cabbage curtido & tomato sauce.

Don Tonito's Pizza

Garlic Lobster Pizza 6"
US 14 | BZ 28
Lobster & Cheese Pizza 6"
US 14.5 | BZ 29
Mushroom & Lobster Pizza 6"
US 16 | BZ 32
Classic Pepperoni Pizza 6"
US 12 | BZ 24
Arugula Pizza 6"
US 13 | BZ 26

Ceviche Bar