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Smoky Mermaid

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13 Cork Street | Fort George District, Belize City, Belize
+501 223-4759
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an OK lunch off their lunch menu and chose to return at dinner time to enjoy a main meal. That was a mistake. We should have stopped while we were ahead. I remember that a year or so ago that I had been served a very delicious whole grilled red snapper here. So we sat down and spoke... More 

Thank David F
Birmingham, Michigan
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219 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked over for dinner. We sat at a table. We were descended upon by biting insects that left welts on our legs and arms. Moisquitos in scenes was brought too late. We had fresh red snapper fillets, one grilled and the other encased in flakes of yuca. Both were well prepared and delicious. They were served with a few... More 

Thank msl50birm
Houston, Texas
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290 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was very mediocre but the service was even worse. We had a last night on the town after our dive trip. We should have gone to the Radisson restaurant where the service was good and the servers were happy you were there. We sat in the air conditioned part of the restaurant and were basically ignored.

Thank gbwcs
Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here our first night in Belize City because it was adjacent to our hotel and it looked very pretty and romantic. What a disappointment! Firstly, the cabernet was drinkable but very rough, not pleasant. My husband ordered a seafood Alfredo pasta dish, with which he was moderately satisfied and therefore the only reason I rated this place a... More 

Thank patbowls2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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226 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Smoky Mermaid is a lovely little location tucked beside the Great House in Belize City. It abounds with trees and strives to be an oasis in a bustling city, and it does succeed in that. The food was average and nothing to write home about, the drinks weak, the prices were on the high end and the service was... More 

Thank Eric S
Sand Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by one of my favorite Restaurants in Belize City. It's an inside/outside tropical experience! Excellent service & the food is always delicious 😋!

Thank Pamela C
Wilmington, North Carolina
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We had a pretty good lunch late one afternoon. Clear winner was the ceviche but the wraps were also solid.

Thank Kate3717
Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Food was ok but nothing worth writing home about. Service was below average and slow even for Belize City. Prices were higher than expected. Not bad but not great either. Only plus side when we went was they were open when most other places were closed.

Thank jrod82
Seminole, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Located by the Ramada Inn we stopped here at the end of a tour. Loved the rum punch. Then had a lunch which included, blackened fish, snapper fingers, rice and beans and plantains. They were all tasty and delicious. Sat outside in the courtyard and enjoyed the afternoon. A Great stop./

Thank jekcpa
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

The prices were obviously elevated for the foreign tourists passing through. Most entrees were between US $20 up to $38. For the ambiance and inattentive service, the prices are way out of line, even by US standards. The food was good, but not good enough for the price. We went across the street to the Radisson and found more reasonable... More 

Thank Bryan F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Cork Street | Fort George District, Belize City, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize District  >  Belize City
  • Phone Number: +501 223-4759

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?