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Main Road Placenca Village | 200 Meters South of the Placencia Airstrip, Placencia 999999, Belize
+501 523-4474
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fri - Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were trying to find a good hotel and we saw the sign of the hotel Mariposas. We decide to enter a check it out and for our surprise this was a good hotel. Great rooms, swimming pool and good food.

Thank hugo manuel m
Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fabulous review and we are pleased you checked us out. As you know our place is set back in amongst the trees but once you enter the driveway and approach the main villa it opens up and reveals a special get-a-way with amazing views and breeze from the Caribbean sea. We have the only... More 

Auburn, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Mariposa while in Placencia and we eat here several times for breakfast and lunch and dinner. It was very hard to go out to other restaurants when the food here was always so great and felt like I was eating at a high end restaurant in the states. Even if you don't stay here make this... More 

Thank Serge N
Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Very nice review and more importantly it was so nice to meet you guys. We were very fortunate to share our little retreat with such incredible people. Our restaurant is 1.5 miles from the main village and many find the distance to be too far out however like yoursleves once they come they return often. The beautiful thing about Belize... More 

Richardson, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We primarily ate breakfast items on several visits, and they were delicious and reasonably priced. The egg dishes were delicious. The kids especially loved the different quesadillas. Beautiful setting, and the owners were especially helpful to us. She was very friendly and helpful in answering our questions about living in Placencia. We toured the treehouse units, and they were well... More 

Thank denaroewe
Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to host such an incredible family who ate here often during their stay in Placencia. We hope that next time you have the opportunity to stay in one or more of our new treehouses or possibly the Caribbean facing units. Take care More 

Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We considered staying here- didn't because we had never seen it! BIG MISTAKE!!! It is very well kept grounds, great restaurant, the owners are very nice! Would highly recommend to anyone. A must to go to even if you just go to eat!

Thank t3roper
Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review and the good news is you now know what we have to offer and on your next trip to Placencia we hope you will consider staying with us. Our staff strive to ensure the customer experience is amazing and our kitchen staff are thrilled to prepare belizean and International dishes that are rewarding and... More 

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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Right by the airport (but you wouldn't know it) and right on the beach. We came for a week with another couple and although the weather wasn't the greatest, sitting on the patio or on the balcony at the restaurant playing games was fun. We stayed in the two king suites by the pool on the beach. Each room has... More 

Thank JandLH_13
Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. It was great having all 4 of you stay with us and would welcome you back anytime. Sorry the weather did not cooperate 100% of the time however when the sun was shining we noticed you all enjoyed the beach, bar, pool and our fabulous restaurant. Thanks for teaching me a new dice... More 

Placencia, Belize
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We stopped by for an appetizer and a tropical drink and enjoyed the place. Expats meet there on Wednesdays for Yatsy. Fun to see so many 'retired' Westerners at one time.

Thank Kirsten K
Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. We have an incredible view of the sea and the best steak and lobster combo on the the peninsula. Hope to see you again soon. cheers More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The staff was very nice at Mariposa. We spent the day at the pool and the server was sweet and accommodating.

Thank stinsongurl
Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We ate there one time just to try it out. There were dogs on the property which were loud and made us a bit concerned. Food was good.

Thank l0rim92
Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and yes there were dogs on the property. Unfortunately neighboring dogs do roam down periodically and we do try to reach their owners as quickly as possible. They are harmless and certainly not allowed on the second level of the villa where the restaurant is located. Sorry for your experience however sometimes situations are out... More 

Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I was there for lunch, it was wonderful, the owners Sharon and Glen are always there, the food is the best and the breeze from the sea is wonderful. It is located slightly north of the village of Placencia, is on the beach and is very quiet.

Thank 72222
Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Wow - thank you so much for taking the time to recognize the wonderful lunch you enjoyed at Mariposa. Our staff of experienced Belizeans go out of their way to please which makes it very easy for Bruce and i to manage our little resort. Take care and safe travels. More 

Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Shrimp Ceviche was so tasty! The staff accommodated us with a family style for our party of 15. Fish was amazing along with veggies, rice and potatoes. Chocolate brownie dessert is highly recommended. Thanks again for the making the birthday cake!!

Thank Terra L
Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review and we were so happy to accommodate any request you would have had. Such a pleasure for our staff and Bruce and i to make sure your holiday was full of incredible memories. Our chocolate brownie is new to our menu and has been such a hit for us so I am pleased you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $22
Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian, Steakhouse, International, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road Placenca Village | 200 Meters South of the Placencia Airstrip, Placencia 999999, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 523-4474
Welcome to Mariposa Restaurant and Beach Suites Breakfast served all day, lunch and dinner. Known for the following specialty dishes; Eggs Benedict made with real hollandaise sauce and served with hash browns and fruit, French beef dips - shaved prime cut aged Angus beef with Au Jus, potato fries and coleslaw, Filet Mignon and lobster charbroiled your way served with creamy garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. These are a few examples of our 45 menu items to select from. Mariposa is also know for their creative Caribbean specialty drinks; enjoy a cappuccino or espresso with Baileys, Dirty Banana, Cadillac Margarita, Drunken Gecko, local imported beers or an imported bottle of wine from their wine cellar.

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