Belize Etiquette

Dining etiquette in Belize is similar to the rules of dining etiquette in Mexico and Guatemala. The dining etiquette information below presents Belizean variations from general dining etiquette of Latin America as found on the Mexican dining etiquette page.

Dining etiquette for eating in a Belizean home. You may be served first, and the family may wait until you are finished to have their meal; in this case, eat everything that you put on your plate, and take small portions, so that you may be offered more and so that there is enough for everyone.

Dining etiquette for finishing the meal. When you are finished with your plate, push it slightly away from you, with the silverware lying parallel on the side of the plate.

Dining etiquette for eating tortillas. If you are served tortillas with your meal, tear each in pieces as you eat it.

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