Maxiís is the newest gastronomic adventure by internationally acclaimed Chef Jennie Staines. Owned by her mother Elvi Staines and managed by her son Oscar Pinelo and her niece Elvie Guerrero, itís another family owned an operated establishment by the Staines family. Its soft opening on March 4th came almost surprisingly since the small business doesnít even have a sign up yet. Still, crowds swarmed to the inviting atmosphere.

Needless to say, if my aunt Jennie is involved the food is something to write home about! Having over 30 years of experience in the culinary field and countless awards and recognitions in her name Chef Jennie is a prodigy of food in Belize.

Of course you can have wine or your favorite cocktail with your tapas, but mojitos made with fresh cane juice are the specialty at Maxiís. My favorite and a must try is the Watermelon Mojito!

The staff at Maxiís if fun, young and inviting and so is the atmosphere. Donít forget to read the clever T-shirt quotes on the staffís back while youíre there. I guarantee a chuckle or two at that.

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