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Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 64
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  • 29
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  • 7
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  • 1
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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
Macaroon's

We sat down and chatted with Brenda for a couple of hours one morning while she hand grated the fresh coconut for the macaroons. By the way, the macaroons are incredible! Brenda made as supper to go that consisted of lobster tail, coconut rice, beans, plantain and macaroons. It was very nice but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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West, Texas
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West, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We sat down and chatted with Brenda for a couple of hours one morning while she hand grated the fresh coconut for the macaroons. By the way, the macaroons are incredible! Brenda made as supper to go that consisted of lobster tail, coconut rice, beans, plantain and macaroons. It was very nice but the best part of all was visiting... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We were told to go down by the Marina and you'll find a little shack called Brenda's. We stopped by and she asked if we were hungry. We said yes! So we sat down and she brought us two rum punches, a big plate of fresh fruit, and two jerked lobster, rice, and coleslaw plates! It was fantastic! But the... More 

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Auburn, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

There is no one in Placencia who is more knowledgeable about what is happening in Placencia. If you are lost Brenda will guide you to somewhere that you need to be. If you don't want to feel like family, don't go to Brenda's. She welcomes all that come to her and cooks a mean meal. She cooked up some lobster... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

What to say about Brenda's Caribbean Cooking other than I was in Placencia for five full days and ate there almost every day. To say that Brenda made us feel welcome from the moment we saw her little covered sheds is an understatement. Just tell her what you don't eat and leave the rest to her. The food is fresh,... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We happened by Brenda's cook shack looking for directions. Suddenly we were eating jerk chicken, rice and beans and cole slaw. It was very good, especially the jerk chicken. Not hot but very flavorful and spicy. We sat at the one table with everyone else and enjoyed the local conversation, people coming and going about the day. Nice bit of... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

After a long golf cart ride up and down the peninsula, my 86 year old Belizean dad and all of us were ready for lunch. This is the perfect place for the Belizean lunch experience in menu, and service. A beautiful view by the pier. Watch the boats come in under a little covered dining area while Miss Brenda cooks... More 

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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I was looking for a nice authentic balizean lunch and was very glad I chose Brenda's bbq. It was tomale Tuesday but i wasn't sure what I wanted. The couple there convinced me to go with the special and I wasn't disappointed. Brenda even threw in a piece of jerk chicken. All the food tasted great, the rum punch was... More 

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Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Brenda's BBQ is a little spot on the water at the end of Placencia Village. Her Jerk Chicken is quite good and she serves you plenty. It is very simple there , but Brenda herself makes this place very special. For everyone visiting Placencia, you have to go to Brenda's, it is a unique experience ! Sometimes even the dolphins... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The rating scale doesn't really work for Miss Brenda. She does have a kitchen within a little shack overlooking the pier at the southern most point of the Placencia Peninsula. She does have a little tent covering some picnic-type tables near the kitchen shack. And she does have some of the best Belizean food you will find anywhere in Belize.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Best food in Placencia, hands down!! Absolutely delicious food and Brenda is quite the character. I had the jerk chicken and my husband had the fish followed by the tastiest macaroon we had ever eaten.

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Address: Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
Cuisine: Caribbean, Barbecue

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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, Barbecue

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