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Eden Valley Mayan Kitchen

Santa Elena, Belize
+501 631-8797
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Hot Chocolate the Mayan Way!!

We stopped by the Mayan Kitchen on Cristo Rey Rd without reservations. Our family of four, my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Betsy R
The Highlight of Our Trip!!

Our experience at Eden Valley Mayan Kitchen was nothing short of amazing from the very beginning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Olivia S
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Santa Elena, Belize
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+501 631-8797
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by the Mayan Kitchen on Cristo Rey Rd without reservations. Our family of four, my husband and I, and our two boys (12 &14) really enjoyed our time with Yesenia and learning the Mayan way of cocoa. It was one of the highlights...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience at Eden Valley Mayan Kitchen was nothing short of amazing from the very beginning. The day started when Alden picked us up from our lodge just down the road. When we arrived at their house, we met his wife, Yesenia, and she walked...More

1  Thank Olivia S
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

If you want to complete your time in Belize go and visit Yesenia and Alden. We had a great time cooking Caldo soup, making Tamale and make a chocolate drink out of roasted beans. We also had wonderful conversations. Inge & Greg

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We are a family of four; my husband and I, plus our two teenagers! This was one of the best experiences of my life! When asked what was our favorite thing about Belize, my 15-year-old son immediately replied the cooking experience! In all honesty, I...More

1  Thank BudgetTravelAZfamily
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

We LOVED this excursion - literally, a Mayan fire hearth kitchen that a woman built on to her property where she lives with her family. We made tomales, soup, salbutes, toasted chocolate, and just interacted with a wonderful Mayan family. Everything from the tour of...More

1  Thank Coree C
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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

We went with our 14 year old kids and this way exceeded our expectations. It was informative, fun and delicious. The garden was beautiful and we loved hearing about medicinal uses of some of the plants. We had fun making the chocolate drink and hearing...More

1  Thank stacey327
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

By far was one of the best activities I experienced while in Belize. Yesenia, Ruby and Alden welcomed us like long lost friends. Their knowledge of Mayan cooking and culture they shared was interestingly informative. The food was delicious and heart warming. If this is...More

1  Thank Deirdre B
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

We saw the sign for the cooking school and chocolate making. Dropped in without a reservation and were greeted so kindly by Yesenia. She had some time to give us a tour of her gardens, which were very interesting, and we made a delicious hot...More

1  Thank lair12
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Reviewed April 3, 2017

My wife and I really enjoy cooking together, and also enjoy all nationalities of food, so we decided to try cooking the Mayan way. Based on a tour guide recommendation at Xunantunich, we sent Eden Valley an email and quickly set up a half day...More

1  Thank ChazMan42
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

I honestly cannot put into words how wonderful of an experience this gem is! Yesenia (the owner and chef) is such an amazing person to start out with. My boyfriend and I saw the signs for this place on our way to our lodge and...More

2  Thank LuckyGirl0717
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