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Benny's Kitchen

139 Belize | CAYO District, San Jose Succotz, Belize
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pibil” (72 reviews)
“empanadas” (13 reviews)
“pork” (18 reviews)
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Caribbean, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
139 Belize | CAYO District, San Jose Succotz, Belize
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Tasty food, great place to stop in for lunch or dinner. I think a lot of tour groups make this a regular stop since it's so close to the river ferry.

Thank JessGR
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A rather unpretentious eating place in Belize and close to the ruins of Xuanantunich. It is a partly open air type of restaurant which is welcome in the stifling heat. The menu is extensive and the food is local and good.

Thank gyanfernando
Reviewed 6 May 2017

a couple of blocks from the river ferry to Xunantunich, wanted to go there based on reviews. Stewed chicken and rice was most excellent, empanadas were fresh and excellent.............. If you go to San Ignacio, you have to have pineapple or soursop juice... Benny's is...More

Thank JeffSwick
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Our tour guide took us here. It is a bid open air roofed affair with long tables. The food was very good and they had a pretty large menu. I had pibil, which is a Mayan dish, and is quite good. Even though there are...More

Thank MWG12
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

You MUST stop here to eat. Great atmosphere, food & staff. If you visit and don't have the fried jacks, it would be borderline sinful. Haha. They use purified water to cook and clean so no worries.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Ate several meals here (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in July 2016 on my first ever visit to Belize. Food was tasty and met my vegetarian requirements. I liked the atmosphere.

Thank eliintexas
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Our cruise excursion took us to lunch here - I had read many reviews and felt remotely safe w/ this... but not safe enough to eat my whole meal including the coleslaw which I wasn't sure was cool enough to serve. I read that the...More

Thank msjr_01
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A very good restaurant. Very diverse menu. There were 8 of us and nobody left hungry. I think everybody tried something different, and no one was disappointed.

Thank tiller02
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A nice place for locals that has changed little since I started coming for the last 10 years. It has expanded, but kept the feel. It is the only restaurant I know that regularly serves gibnut. Although I would recommend calling in advance to see...More

Thank tobaccocay
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We went here during our trek to the ruins and were not disappointed! Our large group ordered nearly one of everything on the menu and we shared a lot so had many samples of different dishes all around. Really a gem! Highly recommend!

Thank Mumzie4two
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Belize | CAYO District, San Jose Succotz, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Cayo  >  San Jose Succotz
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