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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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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
Lion fish is so tasty

this little restaurant, sitting right over the water was amazing many specials depended on what the local fisherman caught but it all tasted so good. Especially the Lionfish.. try if you get the chance we will eat it again when we get a chance to ..

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

this little restaurant, sitting right over the water was amazing many specials depended on what the local fisherman caught but it all tasted so good. Especially the Lionfish.. try if you get the chance we will eat it again when we get a chance to ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Really nice food, cooked fresh to order, great cocktails. You sometimes have to wait a while for your food, but this is Belize, so you can relax, enjoy your cocktail and the sea view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Last month our group of 21 from California traveled to Punta Gorda for a service project trip. We ate at Asha's several times: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Asha is a wonderful host. He's always smiling. Every time we went, there was a delicious buffet of various healthy dishes using local ingredients. We ate so well. For the last dinner there,... More 

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Truro, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We loved Asha's. We walked there from St Charles inn so a nice 20 min casual walk along the water. Great atmosphere. We sat out on deck by the water. beautiful setting. We decided to try several of the local drinks and had a big piece of their home made chocolate cake for supper. Yes were were bad that night.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It was my first night in PG and I couldn't have been happier to be at a restaurant that had great fish and a great atmoshpere. Asha is a wonderful, and informative restaurant owner that likes to make everyone happy with their food, drink and conversation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Only got to eat there once, but was really good. Sat up on the deck and looked out over the water. Fresh juices, great fish and atmosphere.

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Wyoming, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Absolutely fabulous food. Best food in Central America!! I especially loved the carrot cake. Great value. The owner and operator, Asha, is passionate about his food and service. Please visit while in Punta Gorda!! You'll regret it if you don't.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We only stayed in Punta Gorda two nights but ate at Asha's both. The first night shared barracuda and cobia, the second Lionfish. It was amazing. Asha and his staff were a delight to spend time with.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This place was recommended to us by our hotel. It was a short walk. It's really quaint and "native". A wood shack with thatched roof with a balcony that hangs over the water. My kids loved it. Food was excellent. Tried many items I've the 4 days in town. Didn't have one bad dish. Staff was friendly and great.

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We have been here all week with a group of 21. Asha went above and beyond to accommodate us. He prepared a buffet each night we dined with him, and it was always ready on time and delicious. You can't beat the atmosphere over the ocean with live music and great service!

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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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