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Victoria House Resort Palmilla

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PO Box 22, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 147
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    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Fish and good service

We ate here twice. Once, they could the fish we caught that afternoon. The Mackerel made great ceviche. We also enjoyed a private table by the garden one night. Both dinners were excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice. Once, they could the fish we caught that afternoon. The Mackerel made great ceviche. We also enjoyed a private table by the garden one night. Both dinners were excellent.

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Nevis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The food is excellent, the bar service superior, the staff fun and friendly. The lunch and dinner menu is the same as the hotel dining room.

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BrentKirkman, General Manager at Victoria House Resort Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear Michael M, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed yourself at the Admiral Nelsons Bar during your recent stay. We'll look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Brent Kirkman GM More 

East Lansing, Michigan
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I won't belabor this review with a long commentary. I have reviewed in the past. It is simply outstanding food and service. We make a point to go back every year and every year walk away thinking it's one of the best restaurants on the island.

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BrentKirkman, General Manager at Victoria House Resort Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear RP8133, Thank you very much for your kind comments on the Palmilla Restaurant and our kitchen. It means a lot to have guests like yourselves return regularly, and to hear that you continue to be satisfied with our service and fare. Hopefully we’ll have the pleasure of serving you again in 2016! Brent Kirkman More 

San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The restaurant was beautiful, and a change of pace from the hotel restaurant that we had been dining at frequently, but there was nothing special about the food as compared to the other places that we had eaten prior to our visit. Everyone (12 of us) said that they enjoyed their meal, but since we were on the north end... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of the best restaurants on the island. Friendly service and wonderful fresh fish and vegetarian dishes. Located on the beach, Victoria House is a resort with wonderful amenities.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

First off, the location is very pretty and we loved the ambience. The food (appetizers, main course and dessert) was good. Huge portions. We were a party of 8 and several of us ordered the special. They only had "2 left" which was odd since it was a fairly simple red snapper dish. Nonetheless we all enjoyed our meals. The... More 

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BrentKirkman, General Manager at Victoria House Resort Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear LHR1980, Thanks for making The Palmilla one of your dining choices in San Pedro. I'm sorry we weren't able to accommodate your parties order for more orders of the nightly special. Our chef prepares a set number of specials each night - not knowing the particular dish I can't comment on the prep required - and they often sell... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Indoor or outdoor dining. We chose indoor due to a cool breeze off the ocean. Restaurant is elegant and romantic. Nice menu and wine list. Food is very good and the staff was wonderful. Recommend dining here. Reservations recommended. Transportation to/from our condo was provided which was a very nice touch.

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BrentKirkman, General Manager at Victoria House Resort Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear jmetripplan, We're very pleased that we were able to provide you with just the romantic dinner you were looking for. I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your stay in San Pedro and that you'll have an opportunity to return very soon. Brent Kirkman More 

Newton, MA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Palmilla provides the most sophisticated dining on the island. The food was excellent, though a bit pricey, and the atmosphere was a bit formal for the island setting.

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Pearland, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Breakfast: A 5! Tasty, fresh, and great. Can get it delivered to your room, but you have to go to the restaurant to order it. Dinner: a solemn 1. I think their menu choices were abundant and sounded good, but the practical application for dinner was poor. Maybe it is hard to get good selections of meat there, but the... More 

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Scottsdale
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187 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We are staying at the Victoria House Resort and arrived in the late evening after three flights and over twelve hours of travel so we elected just to eat at the hotel and we are very glad we did. The dining room is nice and quiet and the service was very good. We both had the cashew crusted grouper which... More 

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BrentKirkman, General Manager at Victoria House Resort Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear PeterAZ, Thanks for choosing Victoria House as your destination in beautiful Belize. I'm happy to hear that we were able welcome you in such a satisfying fashion after a long day's travel. I understand your disappointment with overcooked eggs - I spoke with our breakfast chefs and waitstaff immediately after reading your review, and trust your second breakfast was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: PO Box 22, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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