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“Great Food, Amazing Location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Asha's Culture Kitchen

Asha's Culture Kitchen
74 Front Street, Punta Gorda, Belize
+501 722-2724
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Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: ***Top quality seafood and barbeque in Punta Gorda***Relax at the only restaurant and bar around that is completely over the sea. Fresh meals are cooked to order with sustainably caught seafood; fish are often caught by Asha (the owner/head chef) himself. Open kitchen serves hearty dishes prepared with healthy ingredients.Listen to various styles of live music – including Creole and Garifuna drumming, Mayan marimba, and international performances – all while enjoying the Caribbean sea breeze with a view of the Guatemala highlands from across the bay.Exceptional service and competitive prices. Business practices are very environmentally friendly. Marine tours, sustainable-fishing classes, sunset-booze cruises, and cooking lessons are available. Great meeting spot to get to know the locals, meet other tourists, or get detailed information on Toledo. We cater to all needs; including large groups, food delivery, and a variety of events. Please call ahead for large groups, to-go orders, directions, or our music schedule.
Albany, New York
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great Food, Amazing Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I live in PG doing volunteer work and there a lot of places to eat but none of them are great. But this place is. The food is good, the people are friendly, and they play live music on the weekends. And they have great drinks

  • Visited May 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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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Cool Place with Friendly Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The food was fresh - however, admittedly, not exceptional for flavor. I would go here again though, and here's why:
- VERY friendly service. They seemed genuinely happy to see you, as though you were a friend.
- A good amount of food for a very decent price.
- A really cool place, if you're like me and have a weakness for rustic shacks with a sweet view of the gulf - and on a good night, you can even see Guatemala from the window.

Overall: definitely worth checking out, if only for the experience and a cheap meal, if you're in Punta Gorda.

Visited March 2012
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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“Great food, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

This place is fantastic. I ate here a number of times during my recent stay in Punta Gorda and recommend it highly. Asha is a very talented chef serving high quality food made fresh to order. You will wait a while for your meal as he does not begin to cook anything until you order it, but it is well worth the wait (also, chips and dips are provided as complimentary appetizers while you wait for your meal). He also provides a very personal service, coming out from the kitchen to greet guests and make sure they enjoy their meal. The restaurant is in a great location, right on the sea front.

Visited May 2012
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“Taste of Punta Gorda!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We arrived in Punta Gorda as the sun was setting on a Sunday. We were looking for a place to eat and stopped in at Asha's. They werent really open (not sure if they normally close on Sunday but this particular Sunday there was a lot of places closed) but Ashton was there and cooked for us anyway. We had fresh grilled snook with vegetable rice and garlic mashed potatoes. The wait wasnt long at all and we know that good food is not fast food. The portion was generous and I loved the Kriol coconut sauce on the fish. The price was reasonable as well for what you get. We will definitely be back when we are next in Punta Gorda! Thanks for filling our bellies and a nice visit too.

  • Visited March 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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Mount Dora, Florida, United States
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“Excellent food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Freshest seafood around! All food is caught locally and cooked while you wait.

Visited February 2012
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