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Mariposa

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Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood, International
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Main Road Placenca Village | 200 Meters South of the Placencia Airstrip, Placencia 999999, Belize
+501 523-4474
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Mariposa Restaurant and Beach Suites Breakfast served all day...
Welcome to Mariposa Restaurant and Beach Suites Breakfast served all day, lunch and dinner. Known for the following specialty dishes; Eggs Benedict made with real hollandaise sauce and served with hash browns and fruit, French beef dips - shaved prime cut aged Angus beef with Au Jus, potato fries and coleslaw, Filet Mignon and lobster charbroiled your way served with creamy garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. These are a few examples of our 45 menu items to select from. Mariposa is also know for their creative Caribbean specialty drinks; enjoy a cappuccino or espresso with Baileys, Dirty Banana, Cadillac Margarita, Drunken Gecko, local imported beers or an imported bottle of wine from their wine cellar.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Quiet Restaurant !

Bruce Maddison loves food and you can tell as he prepares great dishes! I ate Breakfast and Dinner there several times and enjoyed it every time! Mr. Maddison even sat with me one night and we talked about the food industry and the restaurant business.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
sicarioMissouri
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Missouri
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Missouri
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Bruce Maddison loves food and you can tell as he prepares great dishes! I ate Breakfast and Dinner there several times and enjoyed it every time! Mr. Maddison even sat with me one night and we talked about the food industry and the restaurant business.

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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and your feedback. I enjoyed chatting about the business with you and hope you have a chance to return someday and stay with us at Mariposa. Setting up a restaurant and beach suites in Belize has been an adventure and finding high quality food products was a challenge at first however if you... More 

North Pole, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Sharon & Bruce are the hosts from heaven! Good service is hard to find in Placencia, but it is common place & truly amazing at Mariposa! From the housekeeping to the wait staff, to the grounds keepers everyone was so. . . above and beyond. One young lady took my bags (daily purchases) from me and carried them to our... More 

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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Janet and Doug - your 19 days with us was amazing and we had such a wonderful time spoiling both of you. Thank you for this review and thanks so much for the chilli recipe. We tweaked it a bit based on your feedback and it's a hit. You'll have to try some on your ext visit. Stay warm in... More 

Comayagua, Honduras
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I spent a very relaxing afternoon upstairs at the Mariposa, enjoying the ocean view and the excellent shrimp fritters. They have shady beach chairs and a sparkling pool, available to anyone who is dining or enjoying afternoon beverages. The enthusiastic service and exemplary cleanliness didn't hurt a bit, and how could anyone not like a place that holds Yahtzee tournaments... More 

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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Yes we do try our very best to keep everything in order at Mariposa and we also like to create some fun for everyone to join in. Whether it is swimming in the pool, relaxing by the sea or joining us in our weekly Yahtzee or horseshoe tournaments. Glad you had a chance... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Sharon and Bruce run a delightful B&B: exceptionally clean, comfortable, nicely decorated, without being pretentious in the least. They both worked hard to ensure that we had everything we needed during our stay and were very interesting to chat with. Bruce runs the restaurant and all the heart and soul he puts into it shows. Sharon who is very conscientious,... More 

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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Hi there - thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. As you know we try our best to deliver the most memorable experience at Mariposa. Laguna our newest addition to our family is fitting in very well. It is amazing that she survived swimming across the lagoon from Independence to Placencia and ended up with... More 

Ontario Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great food, very nice and friendly owners , good prices, a pool and a romantic view of the ocean. What more can your heart desire ? When you are in Placencia, take the few minute carride and experience Mariposa, you will not regret it. Julien the bartender is a sheer delight and mixes up some nice drinks for you, and... More 

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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you so very much Gabrielle. We enjoyed having you guys spend time with us and thanks for letting people know that it is so worth it to venture down the road from the main village (approximately 1 mile) to Mariposa. As you said "you won't be disappointed". Take Care and have the most amazing time wherever your travels take... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We enjoyed the fresh, beautiful salad at Mariposa in Placencia, Belize. The restaurant offers stunning views of the aqua blue pool, white sand and Caribbean seas from the 2nd floor dining area. We also toured the guest rooms as part of their B&B and loved the walk-out french doors to the pool and beach areas. Highly recommended!

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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It was such a pleasure to have you dine with us and check out our suites. We are always looking for new ways to improve the customer experience at Mariposa - adding new menu items on a regular basis and enhancing the rooms. Take care More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

I love dining at Mariposa. I go there occasionally and have never been disappointed. I haven't gotten the chance to stay a night in one of the suites;but I did get a chance to see them. They are very luxurious.

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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Wow - that's great. Thanks so much for the review and we look forward to see you again. Take care and have a wonderful day. BTW - we have Prime Rib with Yorkshire pudding, au jus and potatoes and steamed vegetables for $49 Belize every Friday from 5:30-9:00. cheers More 

McKinney, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had lunch at the Miraposa and what a beautiful place to be. Nice owner from Canada who recently purchased the resort. We both had an oversized club sandwich and shared an order of fries. It was very nice and not overpriced. The owner was very nice and offered us the use of the beach and pool after lunch. We... More 

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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and we are sorry you did not have a chance to join us Friday night for our famous Prime Rib dinner. Maybe next time:) Happy you enjoyed the beach and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great view, nice grounds, good service. Pasta was amazing. Comfortable atmosphere. We'll definitely be going back before we leave.

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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time during your vacation to provide us with a review. As you know we are specializing in steaks however are pasta dishes are a close second. Please let me know when your in next time before you leave Belize. Cheers and have a fabulous day. More 

Centralia, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Just returned from 2 weeks on the Placencia Peninsula. Visited the Mariposa for dinner. The restaurant has both inside and outside dining areas and offers a panoramic view of the Caribbean. Without a doubt the best steak I’ve ever had in my many visits to Belize. Both the ribeye and t-bone steaks were excellent and prepared perfectly accompanied by fresh... More 

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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and we are very pleased you enjoy our steaks. We are working with a Belizean Company and they are ageing all of our beef for us. The product is amazing and very different from other distributors. Ageing beef was unheard of until Bruce started working with his suppliers. Loved your suggestion on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road Placenca Village | 200 Meters South of the Placencia Airstrip, Placencia 999999, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 523-4474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Welcome to Mariposa Restaurant and Beach Suites Breakfast served all day, lunch and dinner. Known for the following specialty dishes; Eggs Benedict made with real hollandaise sauce and served with hash browns and fruit, French beef dips - shaved prime cut aged Angus beef with Au Jus, potato fries and coleslaw, Filet Mignon and lobster charbroiled your way served with creamy garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. These are a few examples of our 45 menu items to select from. Mariposa is also know for their creative Caribbean specialty drinks; enjoy a cappuccino or espresso with Baileys, Dirty Banana, Cadillac Margarita, Drunken Gecko, local imported beers or an imported bottle of wine from their wine cellar.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?