Authentic Local Experiences
Our aim is to embrace and bring recognition to local cultures, people and talents.
Authentic Flavors Restaurant
Authentic Flavors Restaurant is the only typical, traditional and ethnic Belizean restaurant in town. The menu presents food from the different cultures of Belize including the Garifuna, Maya, Creole and Mestizo.
Our Cultural Center
Located in the Kontiki area of Cayo. One will have a full community experience; from delicious traditional food, local gift shop, health & food store to hair braiding and drum, dance and culinary lessons.
Welcome to our family business
Our mission is to promote our traditional way of life through our food, craft, arts and talents. We aim to bring recognition to our people, their culture and traditional ways in order to achieve cultural retention, identity and economic stability.
We are working to create this cultural exchange center for those seeking a transformational experience through learning about this ancient and intelligent knowledge and way of life. Through our venture, we hope that we will encourage our people to hold on to there culture and identity and to practice their original way of life through means as farming and crafting.
What People are Saying
“A Great Find”
“Great upstairs place looking over the street and town center. Full flavoured food supported by welcoming service. Ms Ivy is amazing and very sweet. She is very knowledgeable about coastal cuisine and the food she serves looks great and tastes better. I don’t give 5 stars very often but this place deserves it. Probably the best food we had in San Ignacio!.“
“Excellent Darasa & Conch Soup”
“Living in San Ignacio one gets to know the best local food. You cant beat going to Authentic Flavor owned and run by Miss Ivy. Just top quality food served fresh and made to order. Great location too..on a second floor but open air and relaxing atmosphere with interesting Garifuna decorations and of course traditional healthy fresh Garifuna food. Always a great meal “
“Best service, best creole lobster”
“Ivy & Jose are amazing and friendly. the food is by far some of the best food I’ve had anywhere in Belize or on any of my travels for that matter. I highly recommend this restaurant, you will not find better..“
“What a place! Exceptional value for delicious and unique food! I’m a vegetarian and was happy to see they had a few options. I tried the stew they had on special that they could make with vegetarian. Very flavorful, fresh and seemed healthy. Loved the lime ginger juice too!.”
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Hours of Operation
MON – SAT
7:00am – 10:30pm
We are closed
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