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 popular grill that happens to specialize in Latin American cuisine. When it comes to the level of formaility, the setting here is very casual. This dining option is on the table during breakfast, dinner, and lunch, allowing you and your group to sample their cuisine at almost any meal.


Positioned in Central Belize, northeast of Banque Viejo del Carmen, Benny's Kitchen makes an attractive option for those staying in the region. Local residents and vacationers visiting San Ignacio should also consider dining here, as it is five and a half miles (nine kilometers) to the south west of town.

If you're looking to combine your restaurant visit with some nice sightseeing options, there are at least a few noteworthy attractions within a short distance, like Xunantunich.

Nearby Restaurants

If you and your group are looking for another nearby restaurant serving Mexican-style food, think about visiting Maya Luna Restaurant.

In contrast, if you want a change of pace, this region of Belize features an excellent list of food and drink venues, where you will encounter many different cuisine styles and menu items. For example, you might also consider trying eclectic eats at Trek Stop Restaurant, which is approximately a mile and a half away.

Cost and Hours

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

Phone: (501) 823-2541

Secondary Phone: (501) 667-1929



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