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Marva's Restaurant

Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
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Ranked #17 of 51 restaurants in 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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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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English first
Carson, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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West Bend, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

Marva's is a traditional Belizean restaurant, no frills just good hearty food. The restaurant has a cozy welcoming atmosphere and traditional Belizean food you can't get enough of. The owner Marva is the cook and boy can she cook! I could have eaten here for every meal. It was by far the best food we had eaten in Belize City!... More

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