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“New place is a huge hit in my book!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Purple Space Monkey Bar & Grill - CLOSED

The Purple Space Monkey Bar & Grill
Placencia Village, Placencia R0C 3A0, Belize (Formerly Jake's Purple Space Monkey)
5015233169
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Price range: $6 - $25
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Fun and funky in the daytime, with fresh, light lunch options and a family vibe, in the evening gourmets can indulge their individual tastes with Executive Chef Rick Labonte's World menu based on local and organic ingredients and savours, often with a trademark twist. Our attentive staff will make your romantic, celebration or large group dining pleasure their priority, from presentation through to great service. Right in the centre of downtown Placencia, over from the ball-field, our airy and open-plan dining room and smaller terraces are perfect for people-watching or that intimate dinner-for-two...while the superbly-stocked bar will fix everything from beers through fine wines to exotic or Caribbean cocktails...
Cozumel, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“New place is a huge hit in my book!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We had lunch at this newly opened restraunt last week and were not only pleasantly surprised at the interesting menu, but also at the great prices. Our table tried the Sushi, the Cuban sandwich and the fish sandwich. Everything from presentation to taste to price was perfect.
With that in mind, I opted for the diner experience for my birthday. We had the Ribeye/lobster tail combo and the porterhouse. Both came with baked potato and grilled veggies. I can honestly say it was the best steak we've had in years! It was cooked perfectly, as were the veggies. The house wine by the glass was affordable and blended well with dinner.
All in all, a 5 star experience!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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calgary
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“Great service, cool spot, excellent fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

This funky and well appointed open bar/restaurant is definitely a top spot in Placencia. Excellent service and high quality food at good prices made this a spot we went to several times on our visit. Steaks are quite good for dinner, and for lunch I'd recommend on of their salads. Not a word of a lie, the Cobb salad with a Caribbean twist was the best Cobb I've ever had.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Punta Gorda, Belize
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Thank You!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The Monkey is relaxing, and a visual treat. The food was beautiful, and prepared with care. Nice options on the menu, especially for Belize. Spicy Bloody Mary. Enjoyed the experience. Will return!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great since overhaul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Good food, great service, best prices I've seen so far.

Visited July 2012
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Placencia, Belize
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The Monkey shall rise again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Hi there, patrons old and new!
Currently, the old Purple Space Monkey is no more. All that exists of the original is the name, the location and, of course, our Purple Space Monkey mascot.
Fear not, our great new restaurant is scheduled to re-open in May, 2012.
New owner Nick and his team very much look forward to greeting you in the - dare I say it? - "out of this world" PurpleSpace Monkey.
So, don't be a stranger - come say "Hi" to The Monkey!

Visited February 2012
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