Benny's Kitchen

"Inspired by tradition," this quaint restaurant is best known for allowing visitors to sample traditional Mayan dishes after a day of touring the ruins, making the experience whole. Locals especially love this spot, so you know the food is authentic.


Start off by ordering one of the official national drinks of Belize, a Belkin or a Fanta, as you look over the menu and see what the Mayan people traditionally eat. Options include chicken with mole sauce; stew pork with rice, beans, and plantains; and cow foot soup.

Benny's Kitchen is a grill where they proudly serve their take on Latin American cuisine. As far as the style of dining and food goes, the setting is very casual. The option to eat here is on the table during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so your family can try this restaurant almost any time the mood strikes.


Situated in Central Belize, northeast of Banque Viejo del Carmen, Benny's Kitchen makes an inviting option for those lodging nearby. Residents and guests checking out San Ignacio might also think about having a meal here, as the restaurant is five and a half miles (nine kilometers) to the south west of town.

If you'd like to merge your visit to the restaurant with some pleasant sightseeing options, there are a few notable things to see and do within a short distance, like Xunantunich.

Nearby Restaurants

If you are in the mood for another nearby restaurant offering Latin American fare, you might enjoy Antojitos San Telmo.

However, if you're in the mood for a change of pace, this section of Belize boasts an excellent range of food and beverage venues that will be sure to suit the tastes of all kinds of diners. For instance, you can also try eclectic fare at Trek Stop Restaurant, which is approximately a mile and a half away.

Hours and Other Info

Almost every menu item will cost you less than $6(USD), including the full entrees.

Operating hours are 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.

Contact Info

Location: Central Belize, Belize

Phone: (501) 823-2541

Secondary Phone: (501) 667-1929



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