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The Shak Beach Cafe

Bishop Walk (The Sidewalk) | The Sidewalk, Placencia, Belize
+501 523-3252
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“smoothie” (76 reviews)
“jerk chicken” (11 reviews)
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Caribbean, Cafe, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Bishop Walk (The Sidewalk) | The Sidewalk, Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate lunch here and the fish was very good. Had smoothies and shakes. Outside dinning by the beach and marina

Thank Mary Jayne M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excited to try this place for smoothies and a quick bite. In Belize, things are fresh and people take their time, so we were anxious to make sure we only ordered sides. We had 35 minutes until it was time to board the boat, but...More

Thank PetriJoyce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had great smoothies then waited an hour for our breakfast. The 4 of us almost missed our flight as we had to wait for our simple breakfast. I would go for the smoothies but skip the rest.

Thank Helena Traveler
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

We got lobster quesadillas. It was $10 American, 20 in local currency. They were very good. The staff is friendly. The only problem is the service is very slow but we experienced that everywhere locally.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed January 13, 2018

right by city pier. wife had a smoothie and loved it i had a lime juice. good service but touristy location

Thank mikeinsocal
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Excellent atmosphere. Very nice location on the beach. We caught some lobster with a couple of fishermen and then they took us and the lobster to this restaurant where they cooked them for us right there for a small charge.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Lovely location. Possibly one of the best downtown. Very good banana and papaya shake ($8 BZ) Decent fries for $5 BZ. Sadly, the chicken wrap ($12 BZ) had only 4 very small pieces of chicken. Tiny. Microscopic in fact. I mean you needed a microscope...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Service: As if you were in Antarctica, not only slow but indifferent too. If you're a man, you'll get better service. Food: quality - like any greasy spoon Value for money - poor

Thank thetravelprof
Reviewed January 10, 2018

We ate a lot of fish in Placencia and this was our whole familie's favorite meal. We enjoyed our meal at a table on the beach. The service for dinner was slow, but they were busy and we enjoyed Belekin beer while we waited -...More

Thank owntravelguide
Reviewed January 6, 2018

After having one smoothie, it wasn't enough and we all ordered another one. I discovered papaya milkshakes here--absolutely amazing. 100% recommend for the smoothie and shake options.

Thank Max W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishop Walk (The Sidewalk) | The Sidewalk, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 523-3252
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The Shak Beach Cafe's menu boasts bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal, all made to order from the freshest ingredients. We find that superior, simple ingredients including real fruit and veggies set our smoothies apart from the others.
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