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Asha's Culture Kitchen

74 Front Street, Punta Gorda, Belize
+501 722-2724
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Ranked #1 of 18 restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: ***Top quality seafood and barbeque in Punta Gorda***Relax at the only restaurant and bar around that is completely over the sea. Fresh meals are cooked to order with sustainably caught seafood; fish are often caught by Asha (the owner/head chef) himself. Open kitchen serves hearty dishes prepared with healthy ingredients.Listen to various styles of live music – including Creole and Garifuna drumming, Mayan marimba, and international performances – all while enjoying the Caribbean sea breeze with a view of the Guatemala highlands from across the bay.Exceptional service and competitive prices. Business practices are very environmentally friendly. Marine tours, sustainable-fishing classes, sunset-booze cruises, and cooking lessons are available. Great meeting spot to get to know the locals, meet other tourists, or get detailed information on Toledo. We cater to all needs; including large groups, food delivery, and a variety of events. Please call ahead for large groups, to-go orders, directions, or our music schedule.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We were told we had to eat at Asha's. We got to PG on Tuesday, the only day Asha's is closed so Wednesday we were more than ready to judge the food for ourselves. The food Was AMAZING and the prices the best. The whole snapper was great and my kids loved the fish fingers so much so that they... More

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PuntaGorda
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Asha's Culture Kitchen is the best place to eat seafood in Punta Gorda hands down. Actually I've eaten here on 5 different occasions and every meal I've ordered here was amazing. This is the place to eat when visiting Punta Gorda. Its not the easiest to get to but trust me it's worth it. You might even get lucky and... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Asha's was less than a block from where we were staying and was highly recommended. Don't let the appearance deceive you, the food is excellent and well worth the cost. Generous portions and friendly staff made for a pleasant experience ... twice! We like it so much the first night we went back the second night to enjoy it again... More

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Cat Spring, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I didn't know what to expect from this little shack on stilts over the ocean but it was a great experience. The cook came out and discussed the dishes with us, made recommendations, even suggesting that certain dishes weren't so good that evening. The food was excellent.

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Munich, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Asha's Kitchen serves the best fish we had during our Belize travel. The menu is a big billboard where you choose the type of fish you like, the preparation style and the different side dishes. I had fried lionfish with salad and white rice. My boyfriend chose the fried barracuda with rice and beans and coleslaw (each meal 25 BZD).... More

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Alexandra Headland, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I lived in the caribbean for a few years. Asha's kitchen serves delicious, authentic food with a great selection of dishes and cooking styles to suit each diner. The location is perfect too. LOVED it.

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Washington state
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Nice setting and great folks. I thought it was a bit too pricey but was really glad to have tried their lionfish.

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Saskatoon, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The food was delicious and plentiful for the price. We loved that they served lionfish. The view right on the waterfront was wonderful.

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Pasadena, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Yes, a true Belizean restaurant built on the water in sleepy Punta Gorda. Just blocks from Coral House and Blue Belize. The owner is the real deal and a helluva chef with Belizean ingredients. He's won a number of the top chef competitions in Placencia against the big hotel guys...quite the feat. Fresh seafood comes out of the tiny kitchen... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

While in PG for about a month, we visited Asha's at least 4 or 5 times. The food is incredible. Fresh caught fish with a choice of 2 sides from a plentiful list. The price is reasonable. They also serve delicious fresh fruit juices and cocktails. Often there is live music. The tiny shack sits over the water and has... More

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