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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
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
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  • 4
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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
Food, Service, Atmosphere!

We ate at many restaurants in town, all very good but this is the one we went back to for a second dinner. First the food was great, the service was very good and the atmosphere was wonderful. If you're visiting for just a few days and you are trying to decide where to eat, put this on your list.... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Greg G
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We ate at many restaurants in town, all very good but this is the one we went back to for a second dinner. First the food was great, the service was very good and the atmosphere was wonderful. If you're visiting for just a few days and you are trying to decide where to eat, put this on your list.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We ate here after eating at a few of the local restaurants in town. It did not fall short of the high expectations we had. We had the shrimp cocktail appetizer and zucchini sticks for an appetizer. Both were delicious. I had the grouper (first time ever eating that) and it was so tasty. My wife had a curry dish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We have visited this spot several times and the environment is just as amazing as the food. Each dish pleases your tastebuds! I go back time and time again for their Seafood Gumbo, which is honestly the best in all of Placencia.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The ambiance was perfect. The food was excellent, The staff were very friendly and helpful. This is a restaurant you must try!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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Additional Information about The Secret Garden Restaurant

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

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, 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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