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Palmento Grove

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Central American
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North Western Lagoonside | Hopkins Village, Hopkins, Belize
+501 636-3247
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Burke, VA USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I signed up for the cultural and cooking experience. Owannie and her father Eugene were great. We learned so much about the culture, history, Faith, beliefs & cooking. This was a hands on experience. We did everything from picking the Coconuts to cook your own food. It ended with a drumming lesson. From start to finish everyone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We wandered up here when we were in Hopkins. We chatted to one of the owners, Eugene who was extremely interesting and generous with his time. We learned a lot about Garifundan history and enjoyed some lime aid. We booked a cookery lesson. We returned the next day and were not disappointed. We made Hudut. This involved climbing the tree... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2011

Belize has made me fall in love with Central America. The people in Belize are awesome and so hospitable, especially the people at Palmento Grove. I did not have the pleasure of staying there but I got the opportunity to EAT there (the food is AMAZINGLY delicious!!!!!!!!!!!) Also got to see a couple great shows of a Punta band! It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2010

This is the place to go for local Belizian style food. It's a bit out of the way, but there are alot of signs throughout the village to help you get there. Will and Mel are very nice and work hard to give you a great local experience. I have had the pizza (you can get it delivered to your... More 

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Illinois City, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2010

If in Hopkins, follow the signs and go here. It was the best meal I had in Belize. I ordered the fresh snapper and my husband had lobster. Both were served with rice and beans and plantain chips. We washed it down with a couple of beers and we were in heaven. Talking to the owner added to our fun... More 

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2009

My girlfriend and I just got back from a few days near Hopkins. We didn't stay at Palmento Grove, but went by for dinner after some local folks told us we needed to check it out. First off, the food: it's amazing. They have an extensive menu, but they specialize in authentic Garifuna cultural food. The chef (Gayle, I believe)... 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
Average prices
$5 - $25
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Central American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Western Lagoonside | Hopkins Village, Hopkins, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Hopkins
  • Phone Number: +501 636-3247
Experience the best in Belizean & Garifuna Cuisine in Hopkins when Dinning at Palmento Grove in a beautiful, private and secluded lagoon setting.
Cultural Cooking Experience in Belize is AMAZINGLY FUN? Palmento Grove is the place to visit. We are delighted to share with you our unique and flavourful cultural recipes and food preparation methodologies. We will engage you in your food preparation from the garden to the table that includes the harvesting of the many food items cooked to your personal taste.
Take on the cooking challenge today: Select and pull your coconut off the many trees on the premises & learn to husk and grate the coconut while listening to cultural tales. Have fun peeling Banana or Plantains and being creative at preparing the hudut, tapou, bundiga and other dishes. Most of all dig in and enjoy the tasty meal. Yummy, Welcome to our Cultural Food World!!! Reservations preferred...

Its Belizean dinning filled with Garifuna hospitality at its best. We also serve Belizean Cuisine for brunch, lunch and dinner. Like to treat yourself to our Cultural Breakfast that includes a wide selection of our organic herbal teas, then feel free to make a reservation.

We cater for every individual INCLUSIVE of VEGANS & VEGETARIANS, couple, family and Group with a seating capacity to accommodate 40 - 50 people. Palmento Grove ... Where the royal treatment awaits you.

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