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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%
Travellers talk about
“pibil” (77 reviews)
“empanadas” (13 reviews)
“pork” (22 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
139 Belize | CAYO District, San Jose Succotz, Belize
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Reviewed 1 week ago

fter visit of Xunantunich late afternoon I stopped here to have a late lunch in this highly recommended. Unfortunately in the afternoon the choice was limited. I went for Pibil which was juicy and excellent. (Pibil Pollo Pibil is a traditional Mexican dish from the...More

Thank duhoz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with our family of 6 and had a really great meal. In the week since we’ve been in Belize, we’ve tried some highly rated places, but there was something missing from each one. Well Benny’s Kitchen really hit the spot. It was very...More

Thank Emeka E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd read about Benny's in several guide books, so were a little worried it was a tourist spot, but our Xunantunich guide suggested it when we asked for a good local spot and it did not disappoint. The food was great (do not skip the...More

Thank Amee F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you leave Xunantunich and cross back over the Mopan River enjoy some dinner here! Friendly service, great food and an awesome patio. Don't forget to take a dip in the river before you leave Succotz!

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The names of the dishes are exotic, yet the food is warm, hearty, approachable, and utterly delicious. Pibil (pork that is smoked in a pit until it is melt in your mouth delicious) reminded me of Carolina barbecue. The cow foot's soup was hearty and...More

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place for breakfast. Great price, food and staff. We stopped here on our way to Xunantunich.

Thank jacksleonh
Reviewed 17 March 2018

After riding horses into Xunantunich we stopped here for some lunch after tying up the horses across the street. The food here was seriously amazing. I could not believe how good this was! On the advice of our guide, Isiah, I had pibil for the...More

Thank dphazelwood
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Like many Trip Advisor reviewers - we stopped here after seeing the Mayan ruins based on the recommendation of our guide who told us that it was authentic Belizian cuisine. It was crowded with both locals and tourists on a Sunday afternoon. We weren’t terribly...More

Thank Travelpages33
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Very close to Xunantunich which made it a perfect lunch stop before exploring there. I had the rice & beans with chicken which was tasty. My husband had the pibhil pork, which was DELICIOUS. The beer was cold, and the food was quick.

Thank jesmod
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Wonderful local restaurant! Our group loved the food and service. The Pork and chicken were delicious and the Belelkin beer cold!

Thank Charger2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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