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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
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 465
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Simply amazing

We decided to stop by this restaurant on a balmy March evening. It is tucked away between some other buildings and we were a bit skeptical at first, but the menu looked promising so in we went. The staff greeted us and made us feel very welcome, but it was the food that was a huge surprise... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Linda L
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We decided to stop by this restaurant on a balmy March evening. It is tucked away between some other buildings and we were a bit skeptical at first, but the menu looked promising so in we went. The staff greeted us and made us feel very welcome, but it was the food that was a huge surprise. 5-star dining in... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Garden itself is a beautiful setting for a restaurant. The plants and lighting add ambiance that is hard to find in laid-back Placencia. The atmosphere is gorgeous but the food is better. I've never had better lobster...ever...in the world. Over our several weeks in Placencia, I think we tried about everything on the menu and were never disapointed. Make... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Everyone is hospitable and well trained. The Secret Garden Cooler is great on a warm day. Don't miss the Gaspacho.

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Centennial, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This lovely little restaurant, tucked away on a garden patio, serves excellent food in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.

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Placencia, Belize
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have had good lobster on many occasions but this Lobster was the best by far and it was in a sandwich!!! The service was excellent, the staff friendly and bubbly.

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canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was one of our favorite dining experiences during our stay. The appetizers and entree's are excellent. You are able to make reservations as well. The setting is in a little back yard decorated with little white lights. The owner came out and visited with all the patrons. She is lovely and very genuinely wants you to enjoy the full... More 

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Miamisburg, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Can't say enough good things about this amazing hidden garden paradise in the heart of town. Sabrina, the owner, offers an extensive menu. Each dish is prepared with fresh ingredients upon order. Friendly and delightful staff - we will return not only for the food, but to visit with Shasta and Kamille. Perfect romantic setting, personal service, and attention to... More 

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Ontario
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I absolutely loved this place. The food was delicious, so fresh and full of flavour, the atmospher is romantic yet still casual. Wish we could of went there again on our holidays but didn't have time, we will definitely visit this restaurant again when we come back to Placencia. 5 stars for sure!

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Atlanta, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We loved the Secret Garden! Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and the food was outstanding! We were there for dinner, but now wish I'd made a plan for lunch too. No question...you will love this place! But do give yourself time as all meals are made fresh so you might end up having to wait a bit. Worth it! Enjoy and... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

find it - it's wonderful setting outside in the garden and the wonderful, very creative food! A must go downtown in the village, off the Main Street in the soccer field area.

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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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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?