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The Cayes and Atolls Restaurants

Elvi's Kitchen

  • Pescador Dr. Map It
  • San Pedro
  • Seafood

Updated 08/28/2013

Fodor's Review

In the old days, in 1974, Elvi Staines sold burgers from the window of her house. Soon she added a few tables on the sand under a flamboyant tree. Today, the floors are still sand, and the tree remains (though now lifeless and cut back to fit inside the roof), but everything else is changed. Enter through massive mahogany doors and you'll be tended to by a staff of a couple of dozen. The burgers are still good, but for dinner Elvi's now specializes in upmarket dishes such

as shrimp in watermelon sauce or crab claws with garlic butter. There's a Mexican-themed night on Wednesday and a "Mayan Feast" on Friday night. For dessert, don't pass on the coconut pie. It's all a bit touristy, but we always enjoy Elvi's.

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Pescador Dr., near Ambergris St., San Pedro, Belize

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun.

Updated 08/28/2013


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Jul 11, 2010

Elvi's Kitchen Review

The fry jacks and coffee are fantastic. If you want something cold, I recommend a pineapple smoothy. A great place for a hardy breakfast of eggs,sausage, or whatever mix and match suits you.

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Nov 1, 2009

Elvi's Kitchen Review

One of the oldest Restaraunts on the Island, Elvi's is somewhat of a local landmark. The food is good, but overpriced. It is always scorching Hot inside the restaraunt, so go on a cool day. There is a Sand floor, which is kind of fun, but I always go home with sand flea bites on my feet and ankles. Not in a hurry to go back!

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Jan 1, 2007

A nice change of flavor

Elvi's offers interesting flavors using local fruits and jerk seasonings. Well worth the moderate price.

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