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The Secret Garden Restaurant

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Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Asian fusion
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Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
+501 634-9789
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Relax in our garden & enjoy our "Asia de Caribe" cuisine --- combining...
Relax in our garden & enjoy our "Asia de Caribe" cuisine --- combining influences of Spanish, Caribbean and Creole Cuisine with Pan-Asian cooking and flavoring techniques. You'll want to experience our "Signature Stacked Ceviche" --Local Fresh Snapper Ceviche Over Wasabi Guacamole, Fresh Cream, Red Chili Sauce and Lime Essence..... We're located in Placencia Village, across from the basketball courts.
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    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
So worth the wait!

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends who visited over two years ago and couldn't stop raving about the food. Our last meal in Placencia was here and it was well worth it! This place was fantastic, the garden setting was beautiful, the staff was great, friendly and helpful and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Macey F
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Elk Grove, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Elk Grove, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends who visited over two years ago and couldn't stop raving about the food. Our last meal in Placencia was here and it was well worth it! This place was fantastic, the garden setting was beautiful, the staff was great, friendly and helpful and the food…was amazing. We tried several of the menu... More 

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half moon bay
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I'm going to keep this one simple... Excellent food, very nice people, beautiful outdoor seating. This was honestly some of the best food I have had in a long time. The black bean soup was amazing, as was everything else. Recommend the chicken popsicles (drumettes). If you've had your fill of conch fritters and rice and beans go to The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We came here in May for a wedding rehearsal dinner with about 50 other people. I was instantly impressed by the private and intimate dining experience and then blown away by the food. I am not sure if the meal I had was made specially for the rehearsal menu or if it's a restaurant staple, but the shrimp stir fry... More 

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Roseburg, OR
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a quiet peaceful garden restaurant experience. The food is prepared to perfection, served nice and hot and plate presentation is excellent. The cocktail and desert menu is to die for! I have eaten here many times, and just recently had again an excellent dinner. If you're in Placencia, you owe it to yourself to eat here. And... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very cute atmosphere, good food and drinks. Was one of my favorite meals on this trip. Restaurant feels like a secluded little secret garden...so aptly named.

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Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Love the place but the food doesn't match my taste so I don't eat here often. The dishes are very artistically done, and portion size is good...but nothing I really like myself, but I would definitely recommend you try it as it might be to your taste.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had a great dinner here. The dinning area is outside surrounded by trees and beautiful flowers. The food is presented in a very artistic creative plating.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My husband and I visited The Secret Garden last night for one of our last dinner dates of our time in Belize. We should have come here sooner! The outdoor but secluded setting was very cute and perfect for a romantic and quiet dinner. The garden and lighting were really beautiful. The food was absolutely fantastic interns of presentation, flavors,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My husband and i went to Dawn's for dinner and started with the ceviche appetizer, which was on the low end of favorites of other ceviche had in Placencia. We also had cocktails that were really tasty. For entrees he had the seafood gumbo, with my family being from Louisiana we're very picky, and LOVED every last bite of it.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Recently ate here, it was amazing. The grouper was to die for and the apple tini was perfect! Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 634-9789

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Relax in our garden & enjoy our "Asia de Caribe" cuisine --- combining influences of Spanish, Caribbean and Creole Cuisine with Pan-Asian cooking and flavoring techniques. You'll want to experience our "Signature Stacked Ceviche" --Local Fresh Snapper Ceviche Over Wasabi Guacamole, Fresh Cream, Red Chili Sauce and Lime Essence..... We're located in Placencia Village, across from the basketball courts.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?