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The Secret Garden Restaurant

) #3 of 49 Restaurants in Placencia $$ - $$$ Caribbean, Seafood,
Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
+501 523-3617
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (42 reviews)
“lime tart” (16 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The owner is very friendly and knowledgable about the area. She keeps a couple of really cute cats which being cat lovers we enjoyed. Highly recommend the jambalaya and any fish entree on the specials. Wine selection was decently priced...More

1  Thank PrimeTimeV
Reviewed January 8, 2014

One of the best steak dinners I have had in Belize. It was perfectly cooked. The garden was perfect to sit and enjoy with friends.

1  Thank Laura G
Reviewed January 8, 2014

It doesn't look like much from the road, though walk down the path it's simply lovely. Best meal I had was at The Secret Garden. The presentation was as good as the food tasted. And don't forget the chocolate cake! The owner walked around and...More

1  Thank lite29
Reviewed January 6, 2014

My wife and I visited Placencia for our anniversary. We wished that the Secret Garden was where we had dinner on our actual anniversary as it was very tranquil and very romantic. We sat out doors surrounded by beautiful gardens and tiny lights. This was...More

1  Thank JeffB1969Canada
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Entering this intimate setting in the evening hours is a magical experience with small lighs twinkling all over a beautiful garden. We stopped for dessert one night and had one of each. Awesome! I could not pick a favorite. The second time we had dinner...More

Thank mari_katp
Reviewed January 1, 2014

The food was quite tasty. However, the atmosphere wasn't impressive. They have that lighting with the blue undertones. They also seemed flustered that we hadn't made a reservation yet its a tropical island. Who plans ahead? Our server was very sweet but the owner only...More

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed December 31, 2013

The Secret Garden has an outstanding staff and incredibly accommodating owner. From the delicious drinks and cold white wine (my favorite), the most unique and delicious ceviche, (which includes wasabi AND avocados), to the main dishes of succulent chicken maya with mashed potatoes and fresh...More

Thank April P
Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is an absolute must when in Placencia. The atmosphere is delightful and the owner is super attentive without being intrusive but it's the food that will make you very, very glad you came. Everything we had was excellent and oh so fresh. The gazpacho,...More

Thank Suzi P
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Our group of six ate at several of the restaurants in the block where The Secret Garden is located. While all were good, The Secret Garden was by far the best find. The atmosphere was lovely, the staff friendly, everything we ordered was fabulous--the grouper,...More

Thank Shari Z
Reviewed December 27, 2013

My family of 4 ate here and it was one of the best restaurants we went to in Placencia. Sabrina the owner was very friendly and made sure we were happy. There was a great atmosphere in the garden and we loved sitting outdoors. The...More

Thank Haley Z
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Response from Rob G | Reviewed this property |
Casual dress is fine for most restaurants in Placencia. Shorts would be fine, perhaps not swimsuits as suggested above.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $18
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
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: +501 523-3617
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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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