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Benny's Kitchen

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Benny's Kitchen Review

This little open-air restaurant near Xunantunich has won many fans who come for hearty Mayan, Mestizo, and Creole dishes at rock-bottom prices. You'll find mostly locals here, many from San Ignacio, Benque Viejo, and other parts of Cayo District. Most items on the menu are BZ$12 or less, including chilimole (chicken with mole sauce), cow-foot soup, Belizean escabeche, and stew pork with rice, beans, and plantains. You can make a meal of the Mestizo appetizers including salbutes, tostadas, and empanadas, most under BZ$1 each. The classic Mayan pibil (pork cooked in an underground oven) is sometimes on the menu. The banana and mango licuados (milk shakes) are delicious, and you can also enjoy the official national drinks of Belize, Belikin and Fanta.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Across Benque Rd., (George Price Hwy.) from ferry to Xunantunich San José Succotz
  • Phone: 823/2541
  • Location: The Cayo District
Updated: 08-30-2013

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    Benny's Kitchen Review

    well i have been going to this restaurant since it first opened. At the beginning they had great service, but as the years passed their service has gone down drastically. The service is horrible, for something as simple as a plate of Rice and Beans, which as my years of cooking experience the rice and beans should be ready, but the quickest time I have gotten my food the last time i was there was 45mins and there were only like 6 persons in the vicinity. As you can see, I don't have a good rating for this place. Maybe 3 years ago I could have thought different. But all good things must come to an end, that's if the management does not put money of their service. so Two Thumbs down.

    by bzean2102, 5/31/10

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