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Paniscea Restaurant

Main Street, Orange Walk 0000, Belize
501-623-7200
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Ranked #1 of 10 restaurants in Orange Walk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $24
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Central American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Set on a beautiful river setting in Orange Walk Belize this open air restaurant features excellent service, a diverse and exquisite menu at affordable prices...a rare find in Belize. Just opened on New Year's eve 2011!!
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Set on a beautiful river setting in Orange Walk Belize this open air restaurant features excellent service, a diverse and exquisite menu at affordable prices...a rare find in Belize. Just opened on New Year's eve 2011!!
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Centerville, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was a great place to eat and watch the river, Unfortunately they are closing on Monday June 16. They said they are working on selling to someone who may open it again but as of Monday they will be closed.

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Netherlands
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We met this nice guy on the road, started a talk about his limping dog. We continued to Paniscea Restaurant, where later this man proofed to be the owner, Doug. Both he and Lucy are very good hosts who know the balance between giving privacy and attention. Lucy, without asking for it, explains which dishes are vegetarian or can be... More

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Port Orange, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Took a group of five to this restaurant in Orange Walk Town. It is located just on the outskirts of town by the river, a short walk from Hotel de la Fuente. It had the best dinner of our whole trip to Belize and we stayed at some pretty fancy jungle lodges. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the curried... More

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The open air dining in the gazebo is very nice with views of the river, and the friendly proprietor Doug makes you feel at home. We had delicious fish and garlic chicken, and enjoyed a nice group of local girls celebrating a birthday party.

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Snohomish, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Been to Paniscea multiple times and Doug and Lucy outdo themselves upon every visit. Great food, superb atmosphere right on the river (bug spray at night though :)) and just a wonderful dining experience. I eat my weight in Fry Jacks every time we come!

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Cumberland, Maryland
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I ate here several times while on a recent mission trip in Orange Walk. It was a short distance from our hotel, and the riverside setting is beautiful. Doug, the owner, is from Canada and all the staff speaks English, so there was no language barrier to worry about. The service is outstanding; when somebody in our group wanted Coke... More

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San Pedro, Belize
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The food is amazing the service is excellent I would definitely go back and recommend this place to anyone going to Orange Walk.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We were recommended by our hotel to have dinner here and it was a delight. The food was excellent and Doug and his wife who run the place have managed to strike a good balance of being friendly and welcoming but not too intrusive. There is a good selection on the menu to suit most tastes. Don't worry too much... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I spent nine days in Orange Walk and ate here 4 out of 9 nights. I tried a different meal every time and not once did I walk away disappointed. Doug the owner was very friendly and runs a top notch establishment. Everything about Paniscea was wonderful.

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Nanaimo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Had a delightful evening at the Paniscea. The owners are very friendly and helpful, and the food excellent. They work very hard to create delicious cuisine. It was a pleasure eating there.

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