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“Wonderful home cooked meal in a dodgy setting”
Review of The Little Kitchen

The Little Kitchen
Ranked #21 of 107 Restaurants in Caye Caulker
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Central American
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed December 28, 2016

There's no question that if you walk through the back alleyway that leads to this restaurant, you'll turn around and walk the other way. You'll get whiffs of a foul fishy stench. Broken planks of wood liter the grounds leading to The Little Kitchen. A large weathered purple loveseat sits abandoned under a palm tree right next to the stairs that lead up to The Little Kitchen. Etched on the wall, just under the restaurant, is an ominous warning: "Beware of Stray Dogs!"

Had we not researched The Little Kitchen on TripAdvisor, we probably would've looked for other restaurants had we bumped into it randomly. Fortunately, we did our research!

The restaurant itself is unassuming. Two flights up on rickety old wooden stairs, you'll find a basic setting of wood tables and plastic seating. Reggae music playing in the background and a friendly staff, all of the sudden you're whisked away from the less than ideal surroundings just two stories below.

My wife ordered a garlic butter lobster while I opted for the curry shrimp. Both were excellent - cooked just right, tender, and juicy. The lobster was sweet with a hint of citrus and garlic. My curry shrimp was zesty with some heat to back it up. Both were absolutely delicious. Both main dishes came with a rum drink.

Serving sizes were a bit on the small side, so we opted to order an additional appetizer. We chose a helping of chicken burritos. The chicken was succulent and the burrito was wrapped with some greens to help balance it out. Drizzled with a bit of hot sauce, this was a great way to end our meal.

Prices were on the more reasonable side for fare on the island. If you're looking for a good meal and don't mind the unassuming walk through a slightly dodgy back alleyway to get there, The Little Kitchen is a great option!

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Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Agree with what some other reviewer's have said, the conch fritters are unbelievable. It's a little sketchy getting there, but once you've made it, it's wonderful. Nice rooftop beautiful breeze the staff was incredibly friendly. Definitely a place to go multiple times if you are on the island for more than a few days.

Thank Caroline O
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Reviewed December 11, 2016

This was our first meal on the island. Although the island is small, this is definitely off the beaten path away from the "night life". Walk upstairs to helpful, welcoming service. We had a curry lobster dish and also something with shrimp. Both were very tasty and fresh. I would definitely recommend the little kitchen!

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Thank curlyhead319
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Reviewed December 5, 2016

It is not hard to find. like eating at a locals house. the family was all there when i ate. straight forward menu of fresh dishes. Best value for money on the island conch curry was killer. only regret should of went earlier to catch the sunset

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Thank 44BRADN
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Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Probably the best food option on the island in terms of value for your money. (All foodstuffs are grossly overpriced throughout the island, but at least here the prices are slightly more reasonable - and the friendliness and personal service make it squarely the best option on Caye Caulker)!

Thank Carlos Scott L
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