You’ll note in our new logo we’ve artistically(?) scratched out the word “Lounge” and
scrawled in its place the words “Beach Bar.” Why is that you ask? I mean after all,
Rojo has always been right on the beach and has always had a bar? Well, it’s because
we’re taking yet another giant step towards making this truly the kind of place we’d enjoy
ourselves. Last year’s goal was to shed the misnomer that Rojo is a “fancy place.” Just
because our food is really good, somehow we got pegged as a place reserved only for
special occasions and such (it’s our belief obviously that food, every day food, SHOULD
be really good.) So we stopped taking reservations and tried to steer the restaurant
more towards an every day kind of place. This year’s goal is to steer Rojo away
from being a “restaurant.” Huh, come again? It’s been our experience that the best
experiences and best conversations take place around the BAR. So this year we’ve
expanded the bar and made it the main focus. We’re also going to start having guests
order food AT the bar (if you want to dine by the pool or at a table, fine, but orders will be
placed at the bar.) So when you walk off the dock or walk up the beach to Rojo, belly up
to the bar and make your self at home.
This season we’ve scaled back our menu here a bit. That’s ok as we’re strong
proponents of quality over quantity. Everything we serve is made from scratch, our
kitchen and staff is small and we all cook in the mindset that on any given day we’re
only as good as the worst dish we put out. We do our best to utilize what is local, fresh
and in season. Much of what we serve we grow ourselves. We cook very deliberately.
Personally speaking, I’ve never sent a dish back with the complaint that there is “too
much flavor in it.” We try to keep this in mind.
There's something universally appealing about the iconic beach bar. Stunning sea views, the cooling breeze off the water, frosty beers & cold rum drinks sipped while
slouched on wobbly bar stools, sitting barefoot in the sand, sleepy sandy dogs lounging
in the shade, a hammock or two calling your name & crackly tropical tunes playing over
At Rojo we do our best to do the beach bar the justice it deserves. Cocktails are
crafted with the same care and attention we give to our food. Our juices and mixes are
fresh. Our bloody mary's spicy and hearty. We never use cheap well liquor. Our wine
is served chilled. Our beer is served cold.
Looking for a laid back setting to have a great beach bbq??? A place to throw a pool party on a sunny afternoon? Give us a call. Gotta group of 20, 30, 40? - not a problem. We’ll fill the coolers w/ cold Belikin, stock the bar, make the rum punch, light the tiki torches and fire up the bbq…
Rojo Beach Bar is open for business!!!
You don’t need a reservation at Rojo, in fact we don’t take them (save for special events
Rojo Beach Bar is open Tuesday through Saturday.
We open at noon and stay open as late as it makes sense.
Occasionally we'll stay open Sundays and Mondays…
Occasionally we might be closed on a day of the week we'd normally be open… the reasons for such vary:
it’s a particularly good day for fishing
staff did not show up
the dogs need a bath
Belize national spelling bee is being broadcast on the radio
it's one of the 3-dozen odd national holidays of the year
Our staff is small and everything on the menu is made from scratch. Sometimes this
translates into a bit of a wait. If you're waiting, we encourage you to enjoy a cocktail. If
you're waiting for a cocktail, we encourage you to relax and look to the east, as views do
not get much better. If it's raining to the east… oh well.
If any of the above gets you in a tizzy to the point that you feel the need to verbally
abuse our staff, we politely suggest that perhaps this is not the place for you. We'd
strongly encourage you to not verbally abuse the chef.