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Asha's Culture Kitchen

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74 Front Street, Punta Gorda, Belize
+501 722-2724
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: ***Top quality seafood and barbeque in Punta Gorda***Relax at the only...
***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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A good choice if you are looking for a good local food!

We visited this place once and enjoyed the food and the service! At Ashas you can order local Belizian dishes. They offer various fish and meat, as some vegetarian dishes. The choice varies daily. The place is located over the ocean and you can feel the ocean breeze and see the waves under you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this place once and enjoyed the food and the service! At Ashas you can order local Belizian dishes. They offer various fish and meat, as some vegetarian dishes. The choice varies daily. The place is located over the ocean and you can feel the ocean breeze and see the waves under you. Ashas provide catering, too.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Especially great for seafood and desserts. Beautiful place at the water and the owner is very nice (like any place in PG, really)

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Palm Coast, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It was late, we weren't hungry but we wanted a drink and a snack before retiring for the night. Ordered fried plantain, which I love, and a couple of drinks. Only one other person was there at the time so it was very peaceful and quiet. We finished our drinks and snack, waited for the sun to set and headed... More 

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los angeles, ca
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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We had two nights in Punta Gorda and spent them both at Asha's. Our family ordered a bunch of stuff both nights and I tried it all. It was really fresh and well prepared. I wouldn't recommend anywhere else, honestly. It does take a while to prepare the food (it's fresh!) so just plan accordingly. Sit outside and enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I LOVE this place! They have a wonderful menu of fresh seafood prepared with flavor and love. The selection of seafood is great with more sides selections than you know what to do with. If it weren't for the 30 minute bike ride into PG, I would seriously just eat here every night. But say you don't really care for... More 

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Matawan, New Jersey, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Definitely the place to go if you are in Punta Gorda. Asha's has a nice selection of seafood. They recommend getting the lionfish, which is not a native species to the area and has multiplied out of control because of a lack of natural predators. It came with mashed potatoes in the shape of a heart (because Asha makes everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Even though the seafood options were a bit more expensive, they were delicious! You also get two sides and there are a lot of options. The service was a bit slow, but I didn't mind because you could tell it was made carefully and came out so tasty. I would recommend this to anyone traveling to Punta Gorda who wants... More 

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Siguatepeque, Honduras
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I really enjoyed the chicken, vegetable rice, and callaroo! Not only was the food delicious, it was presented artistically "with love!" Asha says this is the secret ingredient! Thank you Asha for making all the American teachers and "Papa Loenzo" feel so welcome and at home! We will be back!

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Exeter
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This place has good food and a nice atmosphere. Located right on the water, the seafood choices make this an easy choice in PG. it was able to handle our group easily and our food came out in a very timely manner.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Asha's is a small restaurant which is built literally right above the sea, jutting out from shore. The constant sea breeze is amazing. If you are willing to wait for your food you will be rewarded with some of the freshest ingredients compiled in the most delicious combinations at very reasonable prices. This is not fast food. This is not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Front Street, Punta Gorda, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Toledo District  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +501 722-2724

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine

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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