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The Secret Garden Restaurant

Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
+501 634-9789
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Ranked #6 of 53 Restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Asian fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

the food was some of the best in Belize, which is saying something. atmosphere was amazing as well, and our server (who happened to be the owner) was a delight. really cool place, don't pass through Placencia without dropping in.

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Ottsville, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visiting in Placencia Belize, I visited one of my favorite restaurants The Secret Garden. If you're looking for high quality food with a local flair this is the place to visit. Great presentation with large portions. I never have room for dessert because the appetizers and entrees are so good you'll want to eat every morsel off of your plate.

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PA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Back in Belize second time since January and I had to visit my favorite restaurant in Placencia. My favorite dish is the Snapper Tepanaki over an Asian Slaw. The dish was so fresh and the invredients so complimentary to each other that I wish I could take Sabrina and staff back to USA with me. Going back tonight for another... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We found this place through word of mouth from hotel staff, guests and locals, as well as it being one of the two Fodor's Choices for Placencia restaurants. The only adjective to use for this incredible jewel of a restaurant is simply amazing. I live in D.C. and often dine at the best restaurants in the city with world renowned... More

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Potomac, Maryland, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This restaurant has it! Great food. Great staff. Great value. Awesome hostess. Awesome cocktails. Awesome surroundings.

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Berthoud, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Tucked off the Main Street in wonderful setting is the fabulous Secret Garden Restaurant. Great food, wonderful service, friendly owner and Caribbean breezes - what more could you ask for?? We had a wonderful dinner and everything from the starters to the dessert were fabulous. The presentation of the food was a work of art! All of us raved over... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My son and I had one of our last meals there and it was very good. I would recommend it and it is best to go early because there is limited seating. You can also make reservations.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The ambiance is amazing - it truly is a secret (hidden) garden. The food is to die for. Sabrina - the owner - is personable and a fabulous chef. You have to try the lollipop chicken and the shoe string potatoes. Our girls loved it!

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Woodbridge, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ate at several restaurants during our recent visit to Placencia and The Secret Garden is the only one that kept us coming back. The service and the food are simply fantastic! Their grilled lobster is amazing, and don't forget to try their jerk chicken breast. My family absolutely loved their roasted garlic appetizer! Hands down the best!

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Orange County, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Very nice garden setting (as expected) and dishes that were presented beautifully. This was accompanied by the best service we have experienced in Placencia. Highly trained, friendly staff that delivered professional service. Food was very good...some of the flavors not quite what expected. I think all food was prepared properly, just tasted a bit different than expected based on menu... More

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