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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
  • 30
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  • 4
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  • 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
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Found this place for onTripAdvisor so we decided to try it for ourselves. Have to say, the reviews were right on. The food was really good, the drinks were great, the ambience was awesome, and the staff was really nice, including the owner who came to bring us out a new appetizer that she made for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Bazbol06
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Taos, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Taos, New Mexico
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Found this place for onTripAdvisor so we decided to try it for ourselves. Have to say, the reviews were right on. The food was really good, the drinks were great, the ambience was awesome, and the staff was really nice, including the owner who came to bring us out a new appetizer that she made for the first time that... More 

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Placencia, Belize
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Top quality food in a nice little tucked away spot in the village of Placencia. The service and food is almost good enough to justify their prices!

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Placencia, Belize
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent dishes, lovingly prepared in a beautiful setting. I have eaten here several times and it is always excellent.

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Henderson, Kentucky, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Everyone in Placencia mentioned this restaurant as one of the places you "must" try, so we did. Presentation of the food was top-notch. Taste and portion size were good, but not great. Ambiance was intimate and inviting. Service seemed to vacillate between over-attentive and neglectful. For example, with only three tables full, we would go 15-20 minutes waiting for someone... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The garden setting was very pretty and intimate, but the food was just okay. Perhaps it was our choices and there are better items. I had the seafood gumbo, which was not much like any gumbo that I have had in New Orleans. My husband had the jambalaya. The portion was small, but it was presented nicely. Our main complaint... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went there because of what we've read on TA. Indeed a hidden gem with wonderfull food. Plates are so nicely decorated. And the food is perfectly cooked and really delicious. Leave some space for the desert. Belizian lime fudge. Awesome. All flavours well balanced. well done!

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I ate here my first three days. Everything was great. I brought different people here each day and they all loved it as well.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lived up to the ratings! Outside settings was gorgeous, Food and service were perfect! The ceviche was like nothing else we had tried..just try it!!! Entrees were delicious,,we wanted fish and it was prepared perfectly and very fresh!

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Really nice dining outside. Food was excellent as was the service. Had lobster and it was amazing. Great place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wow! Just wow! AMAZING ambiance and location. Super friendly staff! I had panko breaded chicken and thai curry for dinner- great! But it is the UNBELIEVABLE chocolate cake that rocked my world. I had it two nights ago, and then I dreamed about it last night. Moist. Incredible Ganache! I love chocolate, and I'm so often disappointed with chocolate cake,... More 

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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, 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, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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