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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” (78 reviews)
“empanadas” (13 reviews)
“pork” (18 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Caribbean, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
139 Belize | CAYO District, San Jose Succotz, Belize
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Was here last week with a large group of teens from the USA. The service was quick and the food was very good. They had a small shop too where students could buy an ice cream or soda.

Thank MsEnergyTeacher
Reviewed July 6, 2017

I have a house in Succotz Village and travel throughout Belize frequently. Benny's is one of my favorite places in the whole country. You can order traditional Belizean dishes or get American-style food like burgers. Benny's is very popular with tour operators but is usually...More

Thank Chekist
Reviewed May 15, 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 May 6, 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 May 6, 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 April 29, 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 April 26, 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 April 18, 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 April 12, 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 April 10, 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
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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