Elvi’s Mayan Fish

Is prepared in a Mayan Adobo sauce and steamed to perfection in a banana leaf.

Street Corn

We serve our Street Corn two ways—on the cob or, as featured here, esquites.


Tastes as good as it looks and it’s served with our homemade garlic bread.

Butter Poached Grouper

The colors in our Butter Poached Grouper dish have us in the Easter mood.


The most famous restaurant on Ambergris Caye is undoubtably, Elvi’s Kitchen.

From the humble beginnings of her Burger Isle take-out stand in 1974, Elvi Staines and her family have turned this delightful place into an International Gold Star Award winning establishment. Mrs. Elvia Staines, known as Doña Elvia, is the proud owner of Elvi’s Kitchen which has become one of the most popular and distinguished restaurants on Ambergris Caye. With their excellent seafood menu, their great service and wonderful ambiance, Elvi’s Kitchen has become a favorite among tourists and locals.


Lunch Menu

  • Chicken Enchiladas de Mole
  • Elvi’s Salad
    Mixed greens tossed with tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, black olives, cheese and our homemade vinaigrette
  • Fish Burger
    (grilled or fried)
  • Fried Chicken
    served with your choice of fries, rice and beans, or stew beans and white rice

Dinner Menu

  • Macho Burger
  • Fish Burger
    (grilled or fried)
  • Chicken Enchiladas de Mole
  • Rice and Beans, Stew Chicken
    served with your choice of potato salad or cole slaw


Some of the best food on the island We have been going to Elvi’s for 17 years the food has always been outstanding. The wait staff is more accommodating and willing to make  your lunch or dinner a memorable one.

Deacon Vince

Awesome Local Food – Great food, and they had some really good tequila. They have an air conditioned section if you need to cool off,and the floor is sand.


Great lunch! Our group had the fried avocado with crab salad, Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos and the Belizean Fry Jack Tacos.. Great service and the food was delicious!

kyle Yockey