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“Impressed!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mariposa

Mariposa
Main Road Placenca Village | 200 Meters South of the Placencia Airstrip, Placencia 999999, Belize
+501 523-4474
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Ranked #5 of 56 Restaurants in Placencia
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Steakhouse, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: Welcome to Mariposa Restaurant and Beach Suites Breakfast served all day, lunch and dinner. Known for the following specialty dishes; Eggs Benedict made with real hollandaise sauce and served with hash browns and fruit, French beef dips - shaved prime cut aged Angus beef with Au Jus, potato fries and coleslaw, Filet Mignon and lobster charbroiled your way served with creamy garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. These are a few examples of our 45 menu items to select from. Mariposa is also know for their creative Caribbean specialty drinks; enjoy a cappuccino or espresso with Baileys, Dirty Banana, Cadillac Margarita, Drunken Gecko, local imported beers or an imported bottle of wine from their wine cellar.
1 review
“Impressed!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

This beautiful oasis in a little peace of paradise is fresh, friendly and comfortable. With the new modern renos and super comfy beds out of the other 3 places I stayed during my visit this was the most comfortable. Nice light blankets not big hot duvets made a sleeping without the air conditioning blasting very pleasant.

Bruce has done a great job with the menu.. My favorite being the cheese cake! Sharon is the perfect hostess and it all comes together so very nicely. Congrats guys the hard work shows.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thank you very much for your review. I was excited when you commented on the bedding - when Bruce and I were checking out hotels / bed & breakfast accommodations a few years ago we too preferred the lighter cable knit bedspreads and that is why we selected them for Mariposa. It's the little things that make a difference. It was so nice to have you stay here and experience the accommodations and our restaurant. Hope to see you again. Cheers
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English first
St. Charles, IL
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“Best ribeye in Belize”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Mariposa never disappoints. Everything on the menu is delicious. What really stands out is the ribeye steak. I had given up trying to find a good steak in Belize. That is until I tried it at Mariposa for a friends birthday. I couldn't wait to go back and have it again. After having it for the second time I feel I have to let everyone coming to Placencia know that you can get a great steak in Belize.
Thanks Sharon and Bruce for another wonderful night!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thanks for the awesome review Sue. As you know we are a new restaurant in Placencia. We are having fun exploring new ideas for our main course entrées - the grilled steaks are becoming a favourite for many locals and travellers. It is a pleasure to have you and Carlos join us and we hope to see you again soon. Take care
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Placencia, Belize
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Completely charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Had lunch, today, at Mariposa Restaurant, near the Placentia airport. Owners, Bruce and Sharon were fabulous! Lunch was great, but they told us that "if you don't see what you want, just ask and we'll do something just for you." Took us to see their rooms for rent, bed and breakfast, afterwards. Very impressive! Would recommend both the restaurant and the B&B to anyone! Well worth it!

  • Visited June 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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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Thank you very much for your review and yes we do try to make your experience outstanding. A few customers have approached us with special requests for vegetarian options and our chef has always put together something delightful that our guests have really enjoyed. Take care and we hope to see you again.
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Tartu, Estonia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Friendly, good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Unfortunately this place have only very few guests, probably as it was just opened and the rumor had not spread. But can recommend you to try it, don' remember what we had, but it was something with pork they recommended. Really tasty!

Visited March 2014
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you for the review and yes you are correct we are so new that many have not had a chance to try us out. It was wonderful to meet you and I believe you may have tried the Pork Tenderloin. One of our specialities at Mariposa. Take care and safe travels....
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Eureka, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Home away from home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Wow! Bruce and Sharon have really outdone themselves. This Bed and Breakfast was the most amazing stay that we have ever had! You are treated like family here, the food, the room, the staff are a perfect. Nestled in along the main road, a picture perfect garden entry sets the tone immediately as you enter the property, you know you're home! Bruce and Sharon are so attentive to all your needs, they even got up early to make us the most amazing breakfast and took us into town for our excursions. The food was spectacular, always fresh and tasty. The rooms are so comfortable and beautifully decorated. This is far above and beyond anything we could have imagined a dream stay could be!!! We really felt like we were at home here. Thanks for making our trip so special.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
So nice to hear from you and thanks very much for the incredible review on Mariposa for both our restaurant and our bed & breakfast accommodations.. Bruce and I really enjoyed your company during your stay with us. It's always a pleasure to create a comfortable customized customer experience for all our guests. It's a small bed and breakfast with only two adult only suites however the opportunity to meet individuals like yourselves is so rewarding. Take care from Bruce and Sharon.
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