Last night in Elvi’s Kitchen

Yesterday whilst out walking in San Pedro, and getting our ‘last day fix’ of sandy streets, flying golf carts and speedsters on rusty old bicycles, we came upon a restaurant simply called, ‘Elvi’s Kitchen’. We stopped outside, and perused the menu. Hubby remembered that this place had some good mentionsΒ  on ‘Trip Advisor’, so we decided that this would be the venue for our last dinner in Belize.


It didn’t have a sea view, unlike the Blue Water Grill where we have had most of our meals, but once we stepped inside, that wasn’t a problem. The decor more than made up for it. There was a sandy floor, great lighting, colourful paintings by Belizean artists, adorning every wall, and a really vibrant atmosphere. (This was an ‘overflow’ room, and we waited until the diners had left, before taking a photo.)


A myriad ceiling fans whirred overhead.


We had booked, so were given a table not too far away from the musician. There’s just something special about Caribbean music, and this guy played mostly his own compositions, which varied from calypso to reggae, and everything in between. I particularly enjoyed his rendition of ‘Black Magic Woman’.


The food was really delicious. from my ‘Plantain Crusted Calamari’,


and hubby’s ‘Black Bean soup’,


to the ‘Margarita Shrimp’, cooked in lime, triple sec, and flambΓ©ed with tequila,


and hubby’s ‘Mayan Chicken’ with adobo sauce and steamed in a banana leaf.


What a fabulous evening to end our trip, and now I really must get those cases packed and be off to the airport. Of course the weather today is the best we’ve had all week. πŸ˜•

78 comments on “Last night in Elvi’s Kitchen

  1. Elvi’s kitchen is so colourful outside,I love the presentation of the food,that says it all. Have a safe flight back home. πŸ™‚

  2. *drool*
    I bet he didn’t do as good a job on Black Magic Woman as Santana, R’s toy cat! His head revolves (facing forward) and his eyes flash green.

  3. What a great ending to a wonderful trip. Elvis Kitchen, food and music looks great. An unexpected find with good results.


  4. sometimes it is the little restaurant just off the main road that just has that right atmosphere and great food.
    Love the vibrant colours of the building.

  5. Oooh… β€˜Black Magic Woman’ one of my favorites. The food looks devine. What a great way to end the idyllic vacation (though come to think of it, it almost seems as though you’re always on vacation!) πŸ˜‰

  6. Wow … are you going back home. Like food cooked in banana leafs .. only had fish, but it was wonderful. So a great holiday .. with drinks, sea, beach and blue skies. This is a fantastic positive and happy post. Very colorful too. Thanks.

  7. Oh my God how amazing were those paintings! I probably would have bought one. Oh I totally love that dΓ©cor and that food looks pretty tasty too. What a great place for your last meal.

  8. Looks like you picked a great spot to have dinner on your last night there!
    Those shrimp look amazing! Good thing there was not a hungry blue heron nearby.

  9. Wow! I would have loved to taste your meal, it looks delicious and the restaurant has a great vibe too!

  10. Very interesting meal AD. The colour of the outside of that restaurant could make you feel seasick, good job it isn’t on the beach πŸ˜€

  11. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Comβ„’ and commented:
    This seems like a beautiful restaurant, the presentation of the dishes is magical. Makes me want to visit Belize again. I missed Elvi’s Kitchen. Thank you Anotherdayinparadise.

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