We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“"Friendliest Joint in Belize"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paniscea Restaurant - CLOSED

Paniscea Restaurant
Main Street, Orange Walk 0000, Belize
501-623-7200
Improve this listing
Price range: $2 - $24
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Central American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Set on a beautiful river setting in Orange Walk Belize this open air restaurant features excellent service, a diverse and exquisite menu at affordable prices...a rare find in Belize. Just opened on New Year's eve 2011!!
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
“"Friendliest Joint in Belize"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Belizeans are all pretty friendly...but this place can't be beat. Doug and Lucy , the owners are the REAL DEAL. Wonderful food and libations, but just yakking with them about their "story" and their impressions of Belize are well worth the visit!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

75 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    59
    10
    5
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, ON
1 review
“Amazing food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Paniscea restaurant is an oasis of excellent international cuisine in the town of Orange Walk. I tried the Cannelloni, which was incredible and was a good size, with a side salad. Also the staff is very friendly and professional, and if you are lucky you can meet the owner Doug and his wife Lucy who are also very friendly. If you get a chance, try the habanero vodka - it has quite a kick! If you are in Orange Walk you cant miss out on this fantastic little restaurant by the river!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
La Mesa, CA
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Gem of a restaurant in Orange Walk Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This restaurant is within walking distance of Hotel de la Fuente, and it has excellent food and a full bar. It's outdoor dining on a terrace overlooking the New River. If you eat there after dark, the staff provides mosquito repellant for you!

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gatlinburg, TN
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“on the river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Iti is kind of down under the road and hard to find the first time, but worth the effort. It overlooks the river that runs through town. The food is better than you expect at first. They actually do a very good job.

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Whitehorse, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Deliciously well priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

This was one of the best restaurants we visited while in Belize. The food was great. They had great juices. The prices were excellent. They had a great select of traditional foods as well as more familiar western foods. The manager came and spent considerable time with us. They had a local Belizian cook who was excellent. The setting was on the river in a park. We were able to charge the meals to our hotel which was an added benifit. A must visit when in Orange Walk

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Paniscea Restaurant also viewed

Orange Walk, Orange Walk District
Orange Walk, Orange Walk District
 
Orange Walk, Orange Walk District
Orange Walk, Orange Walk District
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Paniscea Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.