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All 58 Placencia Restaurants

The Secret Garden Restaurant

Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
+501 634-9789
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Ranked #5 of 58 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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NORTH LIBERTY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We found this little hidden treasure while selecting a restaurant for my son and daughter-un-laws birthdays. They were not open on the Sunday, but we went back the next day and were WOWED! Sabrina does a fantastic job in atmosphere, presentation, and of course the cooking! We had the roasted garlic and Mexican shrimp cocktail as appetizers, followed with entree... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a must when you visit. The food presentation is outstanding and when you bite into it, it is simply delicious. The service was fantastic. Ask for Sho. Thank you, Secret Garden, for a wonderful evening of delicious food and service.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

My family and I enjoyed the Secret Garden on New Year's Eve. It's a somewhat small place with a wonderful food, a warm hospitable atmosphere, great service at a very reasonable price. When we are back in Belize, we will certainly be back to the Secret Garden. Even my picky kids loved it.

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Saint Helena, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Before we left home we were told we must go to The Secret Garden. Our friends were right, and then some. We went twice and it was the best food we had on the trip! Superb dishes served in a beautiful garden setting. We are from Napa Valley and travel widely. Our expectations are high. The Secret Garden is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Tucked away. Beautiful garden setting. Fabulous meal. A bit more pricey than most places in Placencia but not unreasonable - and you certainly get what you pay for. I recommend ordering whatever is the special of the day. Spotted the owner shopping herself at the market stalls during the day. She makes the most of today's fresh finds!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a great meal at this hidden gem. The food was clearly made of fresh ingredients and with some imagination. Definitely worth a visit.

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Framingham,MA
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16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Overall a very nice place and we would recommend it. We had the grilled garlic butter lobster tail which was easy to eat. the only thing that was confusing is that we tried to order the roasted garlic appetizer but they said it would not be ready for an hour which was strange because the restaurant would not be open... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great place in the middle of Placencia...The quality of the dishes far exceeded my expectations. Great service - the owner waited on us and her wit made for great conversation. The restaurant provides a wonderful atmosphere that really captures the spirit that is the Belizean Coast. This place is perfect for just an evening of good food with friends but... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great restaurant. One of the best we went to in Belize. The service was great and they had a lot of specials. You may need a reservation to get in here -- you'll realize why once you get in. Food was great.

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Milwaukee, WI
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Secret Garden was by far our favorite meal we had in Belize. Food - was great! We loved the flavor combinations and the meal was fairly light - we have found some of the other food in Belize tasty but quite oily or buttery - not the case at Secret Garden. Apps - we had the shrimp cocktail (shrimp... More 

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Address: Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
Phone Number: +501 634-9789
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Asian fusion

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