Before I went to Belize, anyone I spoke with who had already been, told me that I had to have a meal at Elvi’s Kitchen. Now having met her, I understand why. Ms. Staine sat down with me in San Pedro and her humility and wisdom were evident in her gentle manner of speaking and in the way she answered my questions concerning her fame, her career that started back in 1974 and the wonderful restaurant. The menu at Elvi’s Kitchen is uncomplicated and unpretentious, with a great depth of flavor and a remarkable combination of ingredients. During high season, you might have to wait in line to eat dinner at the restaurant. Most of the time, there isn’t much delay and I would recommend saving room for dessert. Elvi’s Kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.