Ma Ma Chen's

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
  • ( 6 reviews )


5 Eve Street (at Queen Street), Belize City, Belize

Mostly vegan, some things with egg. The family that owns and runs the restaurant and also runs the adjacent guesthouse (approx. $30US/ night). Chow mein noodle, drinks with tapioca boba bubbles, soymilk made in-house, and more. Note: might charge you $1BZ (50 cents US) for sharing food and unlike most small eateries in Belize, this restaurant does add tax to the bill. Best time to go is around lunch time when they have more available options. Has air conditioning. Open Mon-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese

6 Reviews

First Review by H


Points +391

12 Jul 2018

Good food and interesting atmosphere

It’s a family business. The food is plentiful although I wasn’t blown away by it. But it was good.


Points +37

02 Jan 2018


This is not your average Chinese food. Fried dumplings were so delicious we ordered a second round. Dumpling soup had a rich, complex broth (Szechuan peppercorn based I think) with asian greens. Glass noodle hot pot was also delicious with a lighter broth, cauliflower, asian greens, tofu and taro. Soy milk bubble tea was delicious. Tiny little restaurant, kind service, and nice fresh air from all the bamboo plants. Went there twice and would have gone more if they were open on the weekend.

Updated from previous review on 2018-01-02

Pros: Excellent food , Good value

Cons: Small charge to share plates, Closed weekends


Points +17

09 Mar 2017

So delicious

This restaurant is completely vegetarian and will also be good for vegans as the staff will offer dishes without eggs and dairy.
We had fried dumplings, fried noodles and dumplings in a spicy soup.

Pros: Cheap and delicious.


Ras mark

Points +20

23 Feb 2014

Bad customer service

The food was good and a welcoming change for vegans but their customer service was horrible. She was rude and dismissive. Wish the service cud match the food

Cons: Bad service


Points +1351

06 Jan 2013


The first review had it right. The food is tasty, especially the chow mein. Recommend. We ate there, and then came back again the next day. No where else we ate in Belize was as good.

The place is very inexpensive. The choices are carb-heavy. The decor is simple, not fancy. Having children take your order is adorable too. One time we tried to come but they closed at 4:30pm.

Pros: tasty food, inexpensive, good portions

Cons: not fancy


Points +598

19 Sep 2011

Friendly family-owned restaurant

Nice little place in Belize to get some veggies in your diet. The Chinese food is a welcomed contrast to the rice and beans a vegetarian gets by with in the country. The Taiwanese family that owns the restaurant will most likely be hanging out in the dining area, keeping cool with the A/C and watching Taiwanese television. they are super friendly and really helped me out one night when I needed a favor, letting me use their computer and even gave me a ride somewhere when it was dark out. Definitely recommend hitting up this place if you're hungry. Best time is during lunch hours when they have more available menu options. They also have boba/bubble drinks with the tapioca balls!

Pros: Oriental food, Clean, good portions

Cons: Extra fee for sharing

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