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The Secret Garden Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate here one Saturday night. We had the chicken lollipops as an appetizer. He had the chicken maya with jambalaya and roasted zucchini and tomatoes , and I had the jerk chicken with roasted rosemary potatoes and Spanish rice for our entree. The food was hot and sooooo fresh and flavorful. I was even given a... More 

Thank Jozette B
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Secret Garden Restaurant has the perfect name. It is extremely secluded, private, romantic, and lit with tiny lights surrounding your table in the foliage of the greenery. The menu is special with great entrees; however, the chef will prepare something of your request, if not on the menu!

Thank dianne869
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

By far my best dining experience in Belize! Usually a place with this relaxing ambience either is overpriced and or the food isn't great. Well not in this case. It was quaint, peaceful and romantic. You go through the gate and are immediately amazed by what hides behind. I ordered a pesto-like pasta with seafood. I treated myself to rich... More 

Thank SJHMesa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

After having a massage at the Secret Garden Spa..We walked across the property to this wonderful restaurant. We had the Ceviche and Chicken Lollipops for a starter and both were delicious! We had the Gumbo and Steak for dinner and both were also out of this world! Nice drink menu too!

Thank hanesmike
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We found this place based on their reviews and they were accurate. This place was wonderful. My husband had the Deep Fried Grouper and I wanted to steal his dinner, it was fantastic. All our meals were great and the owner Becca is very lively and entertaining. She was a pleasure to talk to. The desert was not to miss.... More 

Thank Kalynne31
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Food and atmosphere were top notch. Great service, great food, great owner who was very attentive, good value, great location.

Thank Joe P
Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We were recently in Placencia, Belize and ate at almost every restaurant in town. We went back to The Secret Garden for a 2nd meal because we were so impressed. Coming from the SF Bay Area, we consider ourselves "foodies". The Secret Garden was outstanding and our meal there was even better than the highly acclaimed Maya Bistro which is... More 

Thank Twobigfish
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This was the perfect spot; hidden away in beautiful landscaping, and add on wonderful food, and you've got an amazing escape. It was a nice more upscale place to bring family to when they visited, or perfect for a date night. Becca and Toby are brilliant hosts, and they've put together one of my favorite oases.

Thank Steven K
Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Excellent! Choice in delicious meals, great Happy Hours, entertainment and drinks. Serve great lunches too. Great for Business Meetings or just hanging out.

Thank katlyn4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Best restaurant we've visited in Placencia! Food, live music, happy hour. We'll definitely return on our next visit

Thank Bill C

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?