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“Nothing Good Here” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Marian's Bayview

Marian's Bayview
Front Street, Punta Gorda, Belize
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Ranked #8 of 18 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nothing Good Here”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The atmosphere was bright and cold and cafeteria-like and everything tasted like it had been sitting all day. Likely because it had since nothing is made to order (it's all buffet-style). Not a lot of flavor in the food...unless you like grease and salt a lot.

It was also very confusing when she stood in one place, seemingly waiting for your order, but then barked at you to order at the window. Not a lot of good communication as to how to order or pay and she seemed scattered and disorganized which lent itself to the overall confusion. Generally, not very good food or atmosphere and not a very good experience. I'd try another place instead.

Visited March 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food at a good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Good food, good price and excellent service. Be sure to try the truly fantastic chicken with cahoon cabbage. Also serve great Belizean stew beans and wonderful plantain.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

I was warned that Belizean food is not very exciting but Marian's Bayview restaurant proved the warning wrong. It serves the tastiest Belizean and East Indian food in Punta Gorda. Simply delicious. The restaurant overlooks the Gulf of Honduras which is an added bonus. The food is freshly prepared everyday.
I wish I can eat everyday the kind of food Marian serves at her restaurant. Also try Marian's homemade pepper sauce.

  • 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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kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food, nice view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Good traditional food, with a great ocean view. Fish, chicken, and fresh veggies.

Visited April 2012
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Dronfield England
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56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Great Picnic Takeout”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Authentic tasty Belizean food. We never ate at the restaurant however arranged for a picnic when visiting snake keys. Best chicken rice and beans and plantane we had. Got to add the location on Snake key for the picnic was also pretty special.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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