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“A brilliant way to get the real taste of Belize”
Review of Mama Liz's Kitchen

Mama Liz's Kitchen
Ranked #53 of 99 Restaurants in Caye Caulker
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

Liz's kitchen is the best place on the island if you want a truly local experience. She cooks up her dishes in the kitchen and serves them in her own dining room. There is plenty of chat and plenty of fun. Liz uses best quality local ingredients so her dish of the day is always a good one. Check out what she is cooking up on the menu board outside her house. She made a veggie dish for us and we loved it! If you overlook this one you are missing a treat!

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2  Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Mama Liz: what a woman, what a chef, what an inspiration!

I found Liz my second day on Caye Caulker. She had (still does!) a small, unimposing menu board by her front door; nothing that would catch the average tourist's eye, but on my travels I always seek out the local places to eat and honed right in. While we walked up the steps to their house that same night my friend/dinner companion and I were greeted by Liz and Michael, her significant other. By the end of the meal, "mi casa es su casa" was extended to us by our friendly hosts and we all sat around on the couch and watched a movie on the TV. I took that phrase literally and instantly became a part of the family.

With a giant smile plastered on her face, Liz cooks up simple but flavorful and hearty Creole/Caribbean dishes, serving her meals at the table in the living room. Infectious Garifuna laughter fills her house. Every night of the week one can count on some sort of chicken dish, and changing up the menu in the course of the week, one can either get pork, beef or freshly caught fish (almost always snapper). Rice and beans in some form are a staple, and expect a delicious potato salad on Sundays (a tradition in Belize). Her homemade tortillas and bread are to die for! Cooking is Liz's passion and it shows in every dish she cooks up. She's simply amazing.

I have been on the island for two months now and nearly every night for the past eight weeks I have had my dinner there, either alone or with other people from my hostel. No one has ever left Liz's house hungry - her plates are full to the brim with homemade goodness. Her prices range from $8-10 BZ (as of April 2013), a far better deal - and fairly priced - compared to the tourist restaurants on the island. You won't get a better deal for your money in this country.

I suggest to anyone going to Caye Caulker to scout out Mama Liz. Talk to her, joke with her, hang out with her; you'll soon become a part of the family. She has amazing stories to tell and is a joy to converse with.

Mama Liz is located on "Middle Street," the block after and on the same side of the road as the bank, heading south. Walk past Chan's Supermarket, the golf cart repair place, and the very next door is Liz's house. Look for the menu board by the front door.

She serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days of the week.

Enjoy your meal at Mama Liz's!

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3  Thank theladylee
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