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Marva's Restaurant

Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
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Ranked #22 of 53 Restaurants in Belize City
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Description: This restaurant is around the corner from the Belcove Hotel and has the best authentic food in Belize. It definitely deserves a spot on your site!
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Belmopan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Now this is my go to place if I want something good, hardy and Belizean. Nested on the edge on the canal and on the walk to he Bus station the meals are very affordable and Ms. Marva doesn't tolerate panhandlers in her store. But it might be a bit crowded because it is also a favorite of the local... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Came here because of the other posts on Trip Advisor. We got off the cruise ship and walked here. It is off the beaten path, but it was an adventure! We ordered the beef with red beans and rice. The meat was just a bit spicy which was good but very tender. The potato salad was different but again great... More 

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Carson, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

great tasting authentic belizean food but i was very dissapointed with the CLEANLINESS AND LOCATION. dRUG HEADS BEGGING ALL AROUND

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Battambang, Cambodia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Twenty-seven years ago when I first moved to Belize City I was a regular at the hole-in-he-wall eatery on Water Lane simply called Marva’s. Then the food was top notch and when on my rare visits to Belize I religiously dine there, the food still maintains its high culinary standards. The menu is composed of entirely working class dishes: rice-n-beans... More 

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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97 reviews 97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My goodness...!!! Where to begin? Marva's is ever so slightly off the beaten path, that it is most likely a forgotten gem by tourists who might judge a book by its cover. Her location (2 blocks away from the Water Taxis and port) downtown Belize City, is walkable and safe. We rolled in for a late afternoon lunch / early... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I ate at Marvas twice during my recent stay in Belize. Both times the food was good. I had stewed chicken and rice and beans, and it was good. The place is clean, and the service was great!

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Sammamish, Washington, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I enjoyed the fried fish with red beans and rice. Marva's habanero sauce packs quick a kick, but adds a new dimension to red beans and rice. Her watermelon juice is fresh and quenching. My favorite, however, was the conch soup. Wow! She doesn't skimp on the conch meat either! I'm not a big fan of okra, but it works... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The rice and beans were actually moist! Tender pork, yummy potato salad, love the plantain. And watermelon juice!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Marva is an excellent cook. The food was absolutely delicious! Take a photo with Marva, she is not only a good cook, but she will now be a must stop and eat on the tour spot.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

Had a really good meal at Marva's serving local Belizian cuisine. Although salads are not the norm, daughter, Marva whipped us up a lettuce and tomatoe salad to go along with our fish and rice and peas.....yummy.

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Address: Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize District  >  Belize City

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