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Elvi's Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
International, Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
As featured in 3 Days in San Pedro and 1 other guide
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Pescador Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Okay, I'm a pretty picky eater. The food at this restaurant was nothing less than amazing. I ordered the Mayan Chicken. It is cooked wrapped in a banana leaf with a homemade Adobo seasoning. The flavor was delightful and the chicken was so very moist. The restaurant itself is very cute. It was a sand floor and one air conditioned... More 

Thank Karen M
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent food, we went local flavor with my wife having the stewed chicken and rice and beans. Very very good. And I had the fried chicken with coleslaw. The fried chicken was fried to perfection with a really crusty finish and juicy inside. I would recommend trying it. All told with 4 beers thrown in under 45 American dollars.

Thank metswinmetswin
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had heard that Elvi's was the best place to try Mayan cuisine, and that they had a buffet on Friday nights. We went for the buffet, but they weren't having it that evening. All was not lost, however, as they had a Mayan Platter with samplings of a variety of items. My fiance had the platter, I had the... More 

1 Thank Laura A
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was just not any good. I got a piece of very overdone fried chicken that a good cook would never have let out of the kitchen door. Elvi's kitchen has been around for decades, so it gets recommended to tourists , but don't go for it.

Thank Michael D
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food and service was excellent. This was our first meal upon arrival to the island and it set the bar for the rest of our stay. We were starving after a long day of travel. We had the fried whole fish and stone crab in garlic butter sauce. Everything was delicious! The server was attentive, the bathrooms were clean.... More 

Thank ATXmiles
Nosara, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Elvi's. Have been dining at Elvi's for years and it is most definitely one of the best restaurants Ambergris Caye has to offer! An ambient dinner atmosphere, delicious local and international foods, and live music make for a wonderful dining experience...

Thank RawLaLa
Atlanta, Georgia
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate tapas style off the app menu. The pork tacos were really good. I may go back again this trip.

1 Thank GeorgiaTravler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Elvi's served me a delicious fish curry. I was already starving, but the dish was plenty big to satisfy a hungry diver. The prices are also good, and the atmosphere is fun, especially with the sandy floors. I really enjoyed the food.

1 Thank Quatefish
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here off recommendation. It was wonderful. We also bought an original oil painting off the wall of the Blue Hole. Definitely check this place out!

1 Thank Mathletee
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were searching for casual food and ambiance, and our hotel recommended Elvi's Kitchen in downtown San Pedro. We loved it so much that we came twice during our 6 day visit to Belize!! We were told that Elvi's began as a food cart 40 years ago and became the very successful restaurant it is today. Everything we are was... More 

1 Thank Collette S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
International, Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pescador Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: 501-226-2404

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?