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