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The Secret Garden Restaurant

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Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and service

The seafood gumbo was out of this world. You must try it. The atmosphere was good and the service was wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The seafood gumbo was out of this world. You must try it. The atmosphere was good and the service was wonderful.

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I liked the entry way and how the interior is decorated. I had the chocolate fudge cake and I wished I could have brought a slice back home. Delicious! It was 6 US for a slice though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Four of us had dinner here tonight, we ordered the lobster cakes, ceasar salad, jambalaya, yellow curry lobster and two lobster linguini. The food exceeded expectations and left us in a literal food coma. Perfect end to a long days drive from Guatemala :). The service was great and the owner came by a few times to check up on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had a very good lobster cake appetizer and Cesar salad followed by a lobster gumbo that was packed with lobster, shrimp and many more tasty treats

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a great setup? Outdoor in the garden and under the stars. We only stopped by for drinks but the food coming out looks great and we will return for dinner. Staff was very friendly and knew the menu very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Our first meal in Placencia and very enjoyable. Food was great. Owner visited and made the rounds to each table, she was very enjoyable and you can tell she takes pride in her restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was our top restaurant by far! The food was absolutely out of this world and the portions large, The setting is outdoors with 100's of twinkling lights..just lovely. The owner Sabrina was just an all around wonderful person. We had the ceviche which is totally different than anywhere else! All four of us tried a different entree and all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very private location. Walled garden with soft lighting. Menu is interesting with a bent towards seafood. Not cheap but superior presentation over anything else in town. Staff were great as well. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This wasn't our favorite place, but it was one of the most romantic. Solid food and a romantic open air and candle lit dining experience make it worth going to. It did seem to only be open for dinner when we went. Great service as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This romantic little dining spot in Placencia Village is top notch in my book. Great food and amazing Martini's (Ginger Martini and Bikini Martini are both so yummy 🍸). The preparation of lobster dishes here is fantastic and so tender, you just HAVE to try it during lobster season! So many other delicious dishes as well . . another must... More 

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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, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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