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Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food with a good laugh

Brenda cooks up some mean Belizian dishes! And all the while making sure your rum punch is full and you're laughing if you're not chewing or drinking...a great atmosphere and meal that shouldn't be missed if you're in Placencia!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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Squamish, Canada
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Squamish, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Brenda cooks up some mean Belizian dishes! And all the while making sure your rum punch is full and you're laughing if you're not chewing or drinking...a great atmosphere and meal that shouldn't be missed if you're in Placencia!

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our first meal and one of our last meals was with Brenda at the end of the peninsula. It's just a couple of tables next to the pier and not much else. Brenda beckoned us in after we arrived and fed us creole chicken and creole fish. Chicken was decent BBQ, but the fish was amazingly fresh and perfectly cooked.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Find Brenda's Caribbean Cooking shack at the pier. Do not be afraid! Looks run down but this lady can cook!!! Let her serve you whatever she wants - you will not be disappointed. Sit and talk with her at her picnic tables. The rum punch flows freely. We met great people there. Went back time and time again.

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lethbridge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Brenda is a legend around Placencia. She makes some great fresh food too. A must try is her coconut macaroons! YUMMY!!!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stumbled upon Brenda's while walking through town and decide to give it a shot. We sat down and she just started bringing us all sorts of food and drinks - no menu no prices. We were a bit worried that she might charge a lot, but at the end it was $12 US each! That included jerk chicken, ham, turkey,... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Don't let the physical structure of Brenda's place deter you, because if you did, that would be your loss. I first saw one of her hamburger's being eaten by a complete stranger on the Placencia sidewalk; it looked deliciously juicy. I asked him where he bought it and he told me... "at Brenda's BBQ". One rainy afternoon, we decided to... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I met Brenda at the Pickled Parrot one evening. I was at a loss at what to think. Several days later near the pier I heard my name being called. There was Brenda at her BBQ stand. She made me an outstanding breakfast. Her stand is at the south end of Placensia to the right of the pier. Not only... More 

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Balfour, British Columbia, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It's all about Brenda and the fun local experience at her barbeque shack on the beach. She's a real character, a great salesperson and will make you'll feel right at home. Granted, the experience is a little different from a traditional restaurant, the food is tasty, macaroons exceptional. You'll definitely have a big smile on your face. Don't miss out... More 

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Long Beach, California
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had an early lunch here. It's very local and Brenda is really friendly. We enjoyed the drinks and talking to the locals. We all met up later that night at the Tipsy Tuna. It's at the very end of the street before the pier in a little thatched hut, not very fancy but quaint.

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Brenda takes advantage of tourists, and is the only vendor in Placencia to blatantly rip us off. She does not post prices, and only tells you after you have received your food what the cost is. On top of that, her food is over cooked, and tastes terrible. There are plenty of other local/authentic Belizean food spots in town for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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