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“Delightful restaurant in the heart of Placencia” 4 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...
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Delightful restaurant in the heart of Placencia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This restaurant has never disappointed me. The specials of the day are imaginative and well prepared. A full service is available and the prices are reasonable. I dine here every time I visit Placencia.

Visited January 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Monkey Business in Placencia!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I visited Placencia for the second time in June/July 2013. When we were there in June 2009 the Purple Space Monkey was closed and I believe was purchased by someone new and reopened. Anyway, it is a fun, colorful place to relax and have a meal. The open air dining room is wonderful and allows diners to watch the comings and goings along the main road while enjoying a meal and a drink or two. The food is very good and the service is excellent. We will definitely be dining at the Purple Space Monkey when we return to Placencia.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yucca Valley, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“gosh, they're good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

the drinks are good, but I think their pico de gallo and their just plain quesadillas (with sour cream, of course) may be the absolute best on the planet. We ate as much as we could of the menu (too little time) and NEVER had a bad dish.....

Visited May 2014
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great food but now closed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited the day before they closed and were very happy with the food and service. We were told that the bar was going to remain though so if it is a drink you are looking for you may still be in luck.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Irvine, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Purple space monkeys”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Kids and I had the burgers. Very tasty. Sat out a very nasty storm in the restaurant. Great ambience

Visited July 2013
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