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Caribbean, Central American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 24 December 2023 via mobile

Did not eat here, but wanted to say that they open at 12:00. They do NOT serve breakfast. We were disappointed that trip advisor info was incorrect.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

Great food on Caye Caulker. Good sized portions. Red Curry is amazing! Plenty of area to sit and enjoy your meal. This property does not serve alcohol, but you are able to bring in any outside drink to have with your meal.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

The food lived up to its reputation (yes, the key lime pie is really all that) and the staff was great. We unfortunately didn't have a chance to go again, but will be sure to come back next time we visit Caye Caulker!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

Awesome food especially the chicken curry, but everything we tried including breakfast was delicious. KEY LIME PIE!!!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023 via mobile

Good quality food for a decent price & a reasonable size. Me and my partner ordered the kebab & the shrimp red curry. Both delicious. Pineapple juice was nothing flash.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 8 May 2023

What a disappointment! I ordered the coconut shrimp curry and asked for it to be spicy. Not only was it mild but there were only a few small shrimp. I was told later that the cook was not told to make the dish spicy but...there was no attempt to make up for their mistakeMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023

Had a delicious lunch on their patio. I had a chicken kabob with rice and beans and cole slaw. The portions were generous and it was served fresh off the grill. The customer service was outstanding. It is a quiet location just off the Main...Street and they have seating in the shade which was nice. Their outstanding reviews are well deserved.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 27 April 2023

Stop in here for a home cooked meal. I’m vegan and had the veggie kabob and beans and rice - they use olive oil to make

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 24 February 2023 via mobile

Excellent food. Fast, hot and delicious. Had the coconut shrimp curry. Not spicy but incredibly flavourful. Also has the grilled lobster done perfectly. You order at a window and eat outside on the picnic tables. Not licensed but the corner supermarket has a good selection...of drinks that you can bring in.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 23 February 2023

Small seating area but big on flavor. Chicken kabobs were tasty. Key lime pie was delicious. Off the beaten path but worth the search.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2023 via mobile

Located on a quiet side street off Caye Caulker’s bustling main drag , Chef Juan’s Kitchen is the picture of simplicity. It’s the sort of place you might walk past with little notice if you had not been told about it. Having said that, if...you walked past without going in to eat…Well, that’s your loss. Chef Juan’s family is delightful, and you will meet them when you walk up a few wooden steps to a window to place your order. The menu is written on a board at the bottom of the steps. After ordering, sit at one of the handful of picnic table outside the kitchen and wait for the magic to arrive in about 15 minutes. I opted for stew chicken (my “go to” in Belize), served with rice and beans and potato salad. My wife opted for coconut curry chicken with the same sides. Both were exceptional. We finished of with a piece of their famous home made key lime pie. I’ll just say it is famous for good reason. If you are visiting Caye Caulker…find your way to Chef Juan’s. Your mouth will be glad you did.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 February 2023

The tables at this small place are usually full at dinner for good reason. The food takes a while to make but it is worth it. We had two of the curries (seafood and veggie) and the servings were ample and the food well spiced....We also had the key lime pie (delicious) and the carrot cake (more like a spice cake--not enough carrot). The watermelon juice is great and I love that this is a family owned and run place and that they make their own desserts as well as main dishes.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023

When in the mood for eggs and french toast, we came here. Delicious and nice portion sizes. You eat on picnic tables - hopefully one in the shade. A nice bathroom.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 30 January 2023 via mobile

I had the Shrimp Curry and while it was pretty tasty, it was a little sparse on the shrimp . Very pleasant staff, tho wasn't wild about having to collect my own food even tho there were few customers

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

You go up to the counter to order your food. We loved the flavorful eggs, delicious French toast, watermelon juice. Clean bathroom. A small place with picnic tables.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Cash only but there is a bank nearby with an ATM no problems with money here. I found it more hospitable than Costa Rica,
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CHEF JUAN'S KITCHEN AND PASTRIES, Caye Caulker - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Yes, Chef Juan's Kitchen and Pastries offers takeaway services.

Chef Juan's Kitchen and Pastries is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5