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Brenda's BBQ

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Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, Brenda does not post her prices. Brenda doesn't have a menu. You want that go to McDonald's. What Brenda does have is a small, very small kitchen, and a grill. Five feet away is one picnic table covered. She will tell you what she has to offer when you arrive. Reason? Freshness. If fish is available it will have... More 

Thank mrbarney1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I met Miss Brenda when she came up to be at dinner and sat down with me mistaking me for a friend. It wasn't long before we were friends. I sat and talked with her for hours. Everyone must go and eat Miss Brenda's delicious food and give her a hug from me.

Thank Meghan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We were about to turn around at the end of the pier when Ms. Brenda invited us to sit and drink and eat. Thank you, Ms. Brenda for the delicious snacks and refreshing drink!! We didn't even know we were hungry, then we couldn't stop eating. :-) She just brought us food without asking and started with macaroons then on... More 

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Placencia, Belize
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Although Brenda only has a shed to run her restaurant, she does magic with local fresh-caught fish. Very simple, but worth a try. Very local.

Thank Kirsten K
Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Brenda made my trip to Belize. She made us something special. A giant bowl of carribean crab, lobster, fish. She was so personable and gave us punch while we waited. We liked her so much we came back for jerk chicken to go for dinner!

Utila, Honduras
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Apart from Brenda herself being a legend the position of this shack'o'yummy lends itself to many interesting characters walking by and saying hi. My shipmates pre booked a dinner the day before we dined and the rum punch was refreshing and food local, fresh and everything you want it to be from a roadside BBQ

Thank Fayezzz
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

The food is made as you watch and brenda is there to server you a fruit punch why'll you wait for your meal and talk your arm off and always is smileing

Thank Windflowerone
Lemont, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Brenda is the best ! She has a little place down near the pier at the end of the peninsula , all the food is fresh and grilled up right there , I had an excellent fish sandwich with fresh juice and Brenda herself is a wonderful friendly person and also a very amusuning fiesty character ! My daughters were... More 

Thank Galati1959
Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Went here as advised by my fellow TA's in search of the best jerk chicken in Belize. Let me start by saying that the jerk chicken I ordered was good and flavorful. However, I was not able to get the full effect of it and finish it because it was served cold. Not lukewarm, but cold. When I went to... More 

Thank soon2bRN
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Meet Brenda the morning of an excursion, she pointed us in the right direction....we got some morning rum beverages, peanut butter chocolate pie and a macaroon to go. We bumped into Brenda again in the evening at local bar and she agreed to cook us up some jerk pork the next day for dinner. We gave her a deposit, since... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?