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Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
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Dining options: Lunch
Description: This restaurant is around the corner from the Belcove Hotel and has the...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Where the locals eat in Belize city

Found this small restaurant in Belize city. It is where the locals go to eat. the meal was excellent, gluten-free and inexpensive. We had both the chicken and pork stew with rice and beans. and had sweet potato pone for desert.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Nina M
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Tempe, Arizona
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Tempe, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Found this small restaurant in Belize city. It is where the locals go to eat. the meal was excellent, gluten-free and inexpensive. We had both the chicken and pork stew with rice and beans. and had sweet potato pone for desert.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Kind of in a scary part of town. No menu. The owner/cook just told us 2 local plates: stewed chicken or stewed beef (get the chicken, the beef was suspicious). Nothing fancy at all, no atmosphere, but if you want to sample local fare this does it.

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Belize City, Belize
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Marva's Belizean Restaurant on West Canal Street is one of the last down home spots that you can get great Belizean food. During the week you can get a nice selection of local cuisine and the best conch soup on Tuesday or Wednesday. There's plenty of conch in every spoonful of soup and it's seasoned to perfection. Service is great... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

23 of us showed up from the cruise for lunch and Marva took care of us all in 1 hour. Everyone ordered, and the food was excellent.

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Belmopan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

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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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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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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Mandalay, Myanmar
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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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Zweibruecken, Germany
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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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Lakeland, Florida
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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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Address: Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize District  >  Belize City

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

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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