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The Secret Garden Restaurant

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Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
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Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
+501 634-9789
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Description: Relax in our garden & enjoy our "Asia de Caribe" cuisine ---...
Relax in our garden & enjoy our "Asia de Caribe" cuisine --- combining influences of Spanish, Caribbean and Creole Cuisine with Pan-Asian cooking and flavoring techniques. You'll want to experience our "Signature Stacked Ceviche" --Local Fresh Snapper Ceviche Over Wasabi Guacamole, Fresh Cream, Red Chili Sauce and Lime Essence..... We're located in Placencia Village, across from the basketball courts.
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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 4
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent seafood

Outdoor dining with tastefully prepared appetizers and meals. Spicy jambalaya, lobster, stir fry and jerk chicken were all enjoyed. Menu varies with the local catch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Andrew W
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Outdoor dining with tastefully prepared appetizers and meals. Spicy jambalaya, lobster, stir fry and jerk chicken were all enjoyed. Menu varies with the local catch.

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Thank Andrew W
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Secret Garden is a little place tucked away off the road, with wonderful ambiance. Very romantic with candles and a jungle feel. We always get the chicken lollipops, with three dipping sauces, for an appetizer. All the food is meticulously prepared with an emphasis on lobster and fresh fish. But, the curry was good, as were the deserts.

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Thank William O
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have the gumbo. That is all. But since they make me add more characters, I'll tell you it all looked pretty good. But have the gumbo.

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Thank Sheila W
Eugene
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Secret Garden is just that a secret little place off the main road. The food was delicious and the owner so nice and helpful. It was our favorite place in Placencia! Not to be missed.

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Thank Nancy D
Edison, New Jersey
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194 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all of our meals in Placencia, this was probably the worst. While a couple of the dishes were very good (including the red curry), most of the dishes were very mediocre. The outdoor area is very pretty and the service was very good; but the food simply didn't measure up. Perhaps it was an off night, but we had... More 

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Thank Blaw10
Maine
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good menu with emphasis on lobster in season and innovative chicken dishes. Service is excellent, the owner making a special effort. If staying in or near the village, this restaurant is a must.

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Thank ArthurMcAllister
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't say enough about how amazing Secret Garden is! The food is always fabulous and Sabrina is the ultimate hostess. We visited Placencia last year and This was my favorite restaurant. Couldn't wait to get back there on my trip this year. I was not disappointed, as fabulous as ever. Don't miss it!

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Thank caw364
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They are so so friendly. The only issue is the spot lacks air flow ! FANs would help. The food is amazing and love to eat there. Just pick a cooler day lol

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Thank Brian T
Galena, IL.
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I believe it was the owner, anyway she was fun and was very interested in making the meal they way you wanted it. We visited it twice because of the quiet low key atmosphere.

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Thank Patric
Campbell, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous little spot, outdoor garden setting with lots of twinkly lights. They have a wine list, which is unusual in Placencia. Had the ceviche, followed by the lobster, accompanied by a very nice Pinot Grigio. Was probably the single best meal I had in Placencia. The ceviche was unbelievable - they put a touch of wasabi in it, which gives... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 634-9789

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

Description

Relax in our garden & enjoy our "Asia de Caribe" cuisine --- combining influences of Spanish, Caribbean and Creole Cuisine with Pan-Asian cooking and flavoring techniques. You'll want to experience our "Signature Stacked Ceviche" --Local Fresh Snapper Ceviche Over Wasabi Guacamole, Fresh Cream, Red Chili Sauce and Lime Essence..... We're located in Placencia Village, across from the basketball courts.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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