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The Secret Garden Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
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Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent service and GREAT food. Had conch soup and jambalaya one time, and Greek salad (homemade dressings) with a chicken breast.

Thank Greg M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a pork chop with heavenly mashed potatoes. Grilled veg. I dined with 8 friends, including two little kids and there was something for everyone. Some special offerings like conk stew.

Thank Nick R
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the carribean chicken which was delicious. Some of my friends ordered the salads which were very small, even the full-size, and it was not enough to fill them up. Desserts were awesome and I'd definitely try their homemade ginger ale.

Thank Peggy B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed in Placencia for 11 days, and we ate at the Secret Garden on our last night. The food was amazing, it had a ton of flavour and the serving size was huge! I highly recommend this place-the garden setting is awesome and quaint.

Thank Keira H
Florence, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent dinner and service! The four of us ate dinner our last night in Placencia and had a great time. The owner came out and greeted us and when we told her we were disappointed that the roasted garlic and toasted coconut bread appetizer was not ready for another 45 minutes, she brought us toasted coconut bread to try. It... More 

Thank Julie B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrees our group had were very nice. The service was a bit on the slow side. Loved the appetizers and salads but the entree salad was more like a side salad. In reality I should be giving this restaurant a 3.5 if their were half scores. The grounds are beautiful, a nice setting change for a Placencia restaurant.

Thank potatofish
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very different menu with great food. Try the pork chops. They are divine! Can be busy so you may need a reservation.

Thank N C
Placencia, Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an oasis in the village. Very quaint, peaceful and romantic setting. Food presentation was world class, pricing very reasonable. Becca, the owner, was friendly and accommodating. A great experience.

Thank MikeyMan1952
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a "must-do" in the village. The food is tasty, served up in a setting that really IS a secret garden. We loved cocktails on the patio, interesting appetizers and a delicious dinner. The Banoffee Pie is my new "favorite EVER" dessert. Whether you go for cocktails, the full dinner or (yum!) stop in for dessert, this is a... More 

Thank Molly H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely secret garden setting with tentative friendly staff. Assorted cocktails on offer although sadly my choice was not available due to lack of mint. Also my choice of starter and main course was not available so I had to settle for third choice. My pasta was very tasty so I was pleased with that although my sons chicken was dry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $18
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: 5015233617
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?