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. The formality of the menu and service to expect from this restaurant is very casual. This dining option is on the table during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, allowing you and your group to sample their cuisine at almost any meal.


Benny's Kitchen is located northeast of Banque Viejo del Carmen, a town in Central Belize; it is five and a half miles (nine kilometers) to the south west of San Ignacio.

With a number of attractions near the restaurant, helping visitors to try a little bit of everything. Two of the closest points of interest from this particular dining option include Benque House of Culture and Xunantunich, both of which are just a short drive away.

Nearby Restaurants

If you and your party are hoping to find another area restaurant at which to enjoy some Tex-Mex fare, think about checking out Lone Star Grill & Cantina.

Then again, if you're in the mood for something different, this region of Belize provides an impressive selection of food and drink locales, which serve everything from the familiar to the exotic. For example, you could also try Belizean fare at Chaa Creek Restaurant, which is four miles east-northeast.

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: San Jose Succotz, Central Belize, Belize

Phone: (501) 823-2541

Secondary Phone: (501) 667-1929




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