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Lamanai Riverside Retreat

Lamanai Alley, Orange Walk, Belize
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Ranked #4 of 11 Restaurants in Orange Walk
Cuisines: Central American
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  • English first
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were there during the slow season so it would be unfair to make a sweeping judgement, but the river view during the day is great, at night the venue is nice. The owner, Lane, is very friendly, entertaining and a shrewd businessman. Despite his friendly soft sell I wouldn't buy his "fractional time share." Sorry Lane. LOL

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Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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123 reviews 123 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Lamanai Riverside Retreat Restaurant has a pleasant selection of foods with a Mexican, Creole flare or burgers and fries; with an outdoor patio where you can have drinks or a full dinner with a TV and Wi-Fi. Open from 7:30am-10pm daily. I had nachos for Bz$15 and it was too much for me to eat in one sitting.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Two nights in Orange Walk meant two late afternoon's visits to Lamanai Riverside Retreat, probably the best bar in town. The shrimps were very tasty, but I will always remember the cocktails, like White Swan and I think it was River Moon, with rum, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice and probably a secret ingredient.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

lovely view! You must try their michelada! It is my favorite. I have always enjoyed my time here with the family. All their cocktails always seem to amaze me!

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Missoula, Montana
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stopped here after a day at Lamanai for a few Belikin. The music was great and once we started dancing, we were joined by other patrons.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was our first stop upon arriving in Belize for a week's vacation/adventure. We were treated to wonderful breezes along the New River. Although lunch service was slow (because food was not pre-cooked, which is a good thing), the food was excellent. We had our first local beer, Belikin, and enjoyed wonderful views with our lunch.

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

So... I have lived in Belize over five years in the town of Corozal, which is about a 40 minute drive North of the Lamanai Riverside Retreat. I personally spend about 4 to 5 months a year living in Belize while my wife gets in about 11 months out of the year. This bar is my favorite bar in the... More

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Cathedral City, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is a review of a place we couldn't stay because it was underwater. But we learned enough to make us think that our experience might be helpful to others. In August we emailed a request for reservations in early November but received no response. In September we began calling and finally spoke to someone (not the owner) who said... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The location of this restaurant (with rooms to let as well) is lovely right on the river.The family staff were very nice. However, the food was not very tasty, and the meal took over two hours to be fully served.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is an outside bar and restaurant right by the river in Orange Walk, a beautiful location. The menu is quite small, but it was delicious and very generous portions - my husband had a huge plate of conch ceviche, which was amazing. A great place to go for lunch; the guy in our hotel cautioned us to be a... More

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Additional Information about Lamanai Riverside Retreat

Address: Lamanai Alley, Orange Walk, Belize
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Orange Walk District  >  Orange Walk
Cuisine: Central American

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