About Us

OUR STORY

After working in the tourism industry, Joan Lambey, or Mama G, as she is affectionately known, decided to open her own business. It started off as a small fast food restaurant selling things like garnaches and panades. Today, Tugucina Gloria is a champion for Garifuna culture and serves both international and authentic Garifuna cuisine 

Joan Gloria Lambey was born in the beautiful coastal village of Hopkins on March 28, 1964, to mother Angela Guitterez and her father Alexander Lambey. Her Late uncle, the Great Pablo Lambey, was a Garifuna activist and legend.  

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GARIFUNA COOKING CLASSES

EXPERIENCE THE VIBRANT CULTURE AND FLAVORS OF THE GARIFUNA BY BOOKING A GARIFUNA COOKING CLASS WITH US.

ADULTS

$80USD

PER CLASS

Cooking Demonstration

Cultural Lesson

Ingredients Provided

CHILDREN

$40USD

PER CLASS

Cooking Demonstration

Cultural Lesson

Ingredients Provided

What Our Customers Think

REVIEWS

``We did a cooking course in Hopkins with Chef Gloria and not only fell in love with the food, but her and her family as well. It was a fantastic hands on experience and the Garifuna speciality Hudut was fantastic!``

NI LS

``...she graciously welcomed us and made a place for us, and then we had some of the best fish we’ve had in Belize. It was such an interesting experience and so good! Our brief interactions with her left me feeling like a good mom hug.``

Megan Tucker

``We heard that Gloria won ``A Taste of Belize`` twice and was chosen to cook for Prince William & Princess Kate when they visited Belize. We had high expectations and were not disappointed when we were served Hudut, a traditional coconut fish soup with mashed plantain. An exceptional lunch. `{`...`}` Highly recommended.``

Bob Chamberland

Had a wonderful experience with Gloria and her fabulous restaurant. Her meals were delicious, loved the shrimp, pork and chicken. Definitely put her restaurant on your must try.

Kathy Roycroft

FIND US HERE

North End, Hopkins Village, BZ

+501 621 6015

info@tugucinagloria.com

OPENING TIMES

MON

11:30am to 8:30pm

TUE

11:30am to 8:30pm

WED

11:30am to 8:30pm

THU

11:30am to 8:30pm

FRI

11:30am to 8:30pm

SAT/SUN

11:30am to 8:30pm

FRESH

Seafood

DAILY SPECIALS

Local Dishes

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