I don’t have that much of a sweet tooth, but I do go crazy over cheesecake. So when I’m served a strawberry Amaretto cheese cake, I instantly list that restaurant as one of my go to stops. And where do I get this delicious, heaven-sent delight? At Cocina Sabor in Orange Walk Town.Cocina Sabor- Orange Walk Town-17
Owners Oscar and Amparo Gutierrez are no strangers to La Isla Bonita. In fact, Oscar was the food and beverage manager at Victoria House Resort. Since their opening three years ago, I make it a point to visit Cocina Sabor every time I’m in town. With offerings such as pork salpicon and some of the best fajitas I have ever tasted, Cocina Sabor is a great place to grab a bite while in Sugah City.Cocina Sabor- Orange Walk Town-10
Oscar and Amparo took some notes from the restaurant scene in San Pedro, and have created a great menu serving up classic Belizean cuisine with a hint of international flavor. Of course everything is fresh, as they feature only local meats, chicken, seafood and produce.Cocina Sabor- Orange Walk Town-12
On our most recent visit, the girls (Tamara and Mary) and I stopped in for lunch. Both our appetizers and main course were pretty delicious, but the life changing experience came during dessert.Cocina Sabor- Orange Walk Town-14
All three of us were stuffed from our salpicon and empanadas so, we decided to share too different cheese cakes: the ginger Oreo cheese cake and the strawberry amaretto cheese cake. OMG – they were ridiculously good! Both cheesecakes were creamy; an explosion of flavor, but not overwhelmingly sweet. My taste buds were certainly satisfied.Cocina Sabor- Orange Walk Town-13
Next on my list to try from Cocina Sabor is the flan – I hear it’s pretty good too!Cocina Sabor- Orange Walk Town-16
We highly recommend Cocina Sabor if you’re searching for good eats in Orange Walk Town. They are located about ten minutes from town core (right on the main entry road), and like their name says, the kitchen puts out tasty dishes!
Cocina Sabor is located on South Belize Corozal Road, Orange Walk Town and is open from Wednesday to Monday from 11AM to 10PM. Contact them at phone number 322-3482 or email [email protected]

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About the Author: Janelle Cowo

The youngest member of the My Beautiful Belize family, Janelle loves traveling and experiencing new cultures both within and across the border of Belize. She particularly enjoys history and is an avid Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance reader. What she lacks in stature, Janelle has (and even surpasses) in spirit for adventure. She is willing to try pretty much anything, from daring jumps to new eats. Janelle lives her life according to Mae West quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”


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