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Placencia Sidewalk | (near Serenade Guest House), Placencia, Belize
605-5143
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Best rum punch on the peninsula!

This is literally a few tables and a hammock in their sandy side yard. We were walking by and saw the BBQ pit and it smelled so good! We stopped to chat and started off with the rum punch-yum…. Such good food served by such humble people just trying to make it in the restaurant business! We ate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Choie82
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is literally a few tables and a hammock in their sandy side yard. We were walking by and saw the BBQ pit and it smelled so good! We stopped to chat and started off with the rum punch-yum…. Such good food served by such humble people just trying to make it in the restaurant business! We ate there twice!

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This food was sooo good! We were just walking down the sidewalk and the owner of the house started chatting with us and talked us into some late night dinner. The rum punch was great. But what my husband knew the owner as is " the Cookie Man". His lady makes great cookies my husband couldn't get enough of. The... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The food was great. A different dinning experience along main street, something we look forward to in Placencia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is the best little restaurant in Placencia. It is easy to miss because there is just a small sign in front of the owners home. At night. The yard is lit by lights in the trees and two small tables are pulled out to serve dinner. I had jerk fish and it was incredible. The jerk sauce is made... More 

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Wilber, Nebraska, United States
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

They were having a off night. Their ribs needed extra time, then their rice was out and addtional time was needed for that. But they were super nice and it was very relaxing just hanging out in the hammocks with some supermarket purchased beers.

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N.Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The next time I know of someone going to Belize I'm telling them to visit Placencia just for this place. Best street styled food I've ever eaten, this couple know how to cook. Incredible tastes, this simple bbq set up had us coming back again and again. The ribs were out of this world and the fried cookie dough had... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Lovely couple running a great restaurant! We had bbq chicken and home made baked beans and went 2 days in a row! The prices are so reasonable and the food is great! It is like dining at a friends house, very comfortable. They make and awesome rum punch and the fried cookie dough dessert is amazing!

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A just-off-the sidewalk, and yes, in his yard ... this "restaurant" boasts the finest BBQ chicken on the peninsula! Get there early if you want grilled shrimp or snapper!

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Wilber, Nebraska, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were told the ribs just ran out and a new batch of chicken was getting put on the smoker. To wait and it would be another 30 minutes. We grabbed a hammock and enjoyed the wait. We grabbed some beers at the store and returned. We enjoyed the hammock. We waited over two hours for that chicken and shrimp... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We had just arrived in the afternoon and spent a few hours just walking around and exploring. We were a bit overwhelmed and couldn't really decide on place to eat dinner. But we happened to be on the sidewalk when our hunger became too much. And right there happened to be a guy with a grill and a few tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Placencia Sidewalk | (near Serenade Guest House), Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: 605-5143

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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