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“Charming and Great Lasagna” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Black Orchid Restaurant

Black Orchid Restaurant
South Coconut Drive | 2.5 Miles South of Town, After the Croc Lagoon, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye 00000, Belize
+501 206-2441
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Ranked #9 of 126 Restaurants in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $27
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, International, Pasta
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Island Dining at It's Best....Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tuesday through Saturday.....Just 2.5 Miles South of town, a quick Golf Cart Ride beyond the Croc Pond and well before the Marco Gonzales Maya Ruins.....Reservations for Dinner Recommended.
dunwoody
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Charming and Great Lasagna”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Beautiful open air restaurant owned by Couple from Wisconsin. The lasagna was amazing!!! The service, drinks and food were amazing. We were a large party and they were accommodating with an area to ourselves.

Visited December 2013
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Mariadunwoody....Thank you for visiting with us....we got a laugh out the Wisconsin comment....Mr. Tom spent the first 30 years of his life in Eau Claire Wisconsin....However, fI have never been there....I'm told it's really cold ;) .....Glad to hear you enjoyed our handmade Lasagna.....
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Banff National Park, Canada
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39 reviews
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“Our last meal on the Island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

To celebrate the end of our vacation we went to the Black Orchid. I ordered the blackened snapper which was very good. The rest of the family had the reef & beef, lobster tail, lasagna and grouper. They compared their meals to all of the other meals we had during the trip and each one remembered another meal which they preferred just a bit better. The deserts were good and not exorbitantly priced relative to the meal which I found occurred in many of the restaurants in San Pedro. The service and atmosphere were top notch and the best that we had during our stay.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Hello Mark K....Thank you for taking the time to right this review about your dining experience with us. The Blackened Snapper is one of our most popular dishes and we are glad you enjoyed it; however as I tell many guests Mother Nature does the biggest part of that prep work..... So happy to hear our atmosphere & service were top notch for your group.
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Denver, Colorado
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“Fabulous food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

My fiancée and I went here for dinner on our way back from town. She had the grouper and a salad and I had the lasagna. We would both have to agree with a previous review that it was the best coconut rice on the island. The grouper was pan fried, crispy and delicious and a generous portion. The lasagna was also a decent size portion and also tasty. The meal started with some great homemade bread and butter. The owner greeted us personally and even kept and eye on our golf cart that was loaded with groceries. He was willing to make a valiant attempt at making a drink that was not on the menu and while it didn't taste like a normal long island iced tea...it was still very good. We were on the island for a week and this was the best restaurant that we ate at.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Cubfaninco....Thank you so much for taking the time to write this excellent review......You had us all laughing with the Long Island Iced Tea comment.....Mr. Tom brought it up during our staff meeting and we agreed it was off.....We are currently working on a recipe to meet better standards....So glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and the Coconut Rice......Maybe we'll see you again for a destination wedding?...... until then lots of warm thoughts from Ambergris Caye.
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st-jean
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“for the price ordinary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

The food and service was good. But like all the restaurants so far on the pricey side for what you eat . I had the lasagna at 42 belieze with tax. It was good but was expecting wow at that price. Steve had steak and lobster. The steak was ordinary the lobster was good. He did enjoy the carrot cake at 24 belieze . The prices are the same in all the restaurants in belieze however the plates fall short. Dont get me wrong we did eat well.

Visited January 2014
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Hello Kperky96.....Glad to hear you enjoyed the Lobster & the Carrot Cake. However, the pricing you have quoted here is incorrect. Please note that our Lasagna is large enough to share and is served with Garlic Bread at the price of $16 US dollars. Our Carrot cake is house made using the wonderful carrots of Belize at the price of $6.25. It is often hard for our guests to understand that our small island produces no commercial products and therefore everything has to be brought in from the mainland or imported from other Countries. After looking at your other reviews at other places I enjoy dinning; it seems you simply overlooked island economics.
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Seattle, WA
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“Just an ok dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Stayed at Pelican Reef so swung by to check out one night for dinner. Service was great but food just ok at best. I had the beef and reef and the medium steak was "well done". Wife thought her potato was also a bit "soapy" tasting. Have not doubt they we have fixed if asked but guess we didn't feel like it. Might give it a second try but would be a bit more outspoken if didn't come out as expected. Right off the road so a few more bugs then other places but nothing terrible.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Hello RentonRover.....So very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal with us....Very glad to hear that the service was up to your standards....and Yes, we would have happily exchanged your meal for something else......If you decide to try us again, please let me know when you arrive I'd be happy to do something special for you and possibly redeem ourselves,,,,,,my e-mail address is judyann@blackorchidrestaurant.com.
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