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“A MUST when in Placencia” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brenda's BBQ

Brenda's BBQ
Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Ranked #21 of 58 Restaurants in Placencia
Cuisines: Caribbean
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London UK
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A MUST when in Placencia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stumbled upon Brenda's our first day staying near Placencia. Brenda cooks what she wants every day and the magic that comes out of that little shack is fantastic. Lots of love goes into that food and she serves it up with smiles, stories and laughter. We went there 5 days in a row for lunch. Everyday we met new people, tourists and locals who come for the sense of community and the food. Our last day she cooked a special creole shrimp dish just for us. A great way to see and feel the real Belize.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Brenda and her cooking are Terrific!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Brenda takes the beauty and friendliness of Placencia and and blends it into a wonderful lunch experience. Her food is great and there is always good conversation with locals and visitors.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Placencia, Belize
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The real local food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

charcoaled BBQ on the beach. shady place to sit while you enjoy Aunt Brenda's food and her spicy thoughts on life.Don't miss it.

Visited March 2013
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Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Real B.B.Q!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Brenda is funny and personable...that's what drew us to hear little beside the sea kitchen. Or was it the great smells from her natural wood BBQ? Not sure but the BBQ chicken with Brenda's home made sauce was excellent. I highly recommend it.

Visited March 2013
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The real deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

If you come to Placencia to truly meet the local culture and experience it's food as it has always been then you must come to Brenda's BBQ. Sitting at the dock of the bay, you meet the locals and curious tourists. You are bound to have a good yarn or laugh, while delighting in Brenda's rum punch, good eats, and great stories.

  • Visited March 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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