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Victoria House Resort Palmilla

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PO Box 22, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Always excellent - never disappoints!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
RP8133
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East Lansing, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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East Lansing, Michigan
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Top Contributor
444 reviews 444 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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 

Kamloops, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have been going to Palmilla Restaurant for the past 6 years to celebrate our anniversary, and a few Valentines. Until last year, the experience has been perfect: attentive, professional service, excellent cuisine and presentation, complete with personalized molten chocolate cake dessert compliments of the house. Last year, however, the service was less than attentive--the waiter spending much time catering... More 

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

Dear LamLiam, It’s true that some things have changed at The Palmilla Restaurant over the years: new menu offerings, new chefs and even a few new, fresh faces in the dining room, all of which we feel are a positive part of our constant effort to improve our services and amenities. I’m sorry to hear that your most recent two... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Hotel and restaurant reviewed in full under Victoria House. There was nothing not too like, but their New York strip steak was disappointing.

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

Dear DaveC774, Thanks for your comments and observations on your recent stay at Victoria House, they're much appreciated. You'll be pleased (I hope) to hear that our New York Strip Steak has been retired from the menu. It's a challenge at times to source some types of constantly top grade products. We'll look forward to your next visit to Victoria... 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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