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Laruni Hati Diner

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On the Beach, Hopkins, Belize
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Chicago,IL
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

Went here after ziplining and the food was just as exciting as the activity! This was the best chicken and stew beans and rice I had anywhere. Really chill atmosphere directly on the beach with a gorgeous view. It was good and very inexpensive, I would highly recommend the place!

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Scottsdale, Az
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Laruni Hati is probably better as a lunch destination than dinner. Three of us who were staying nearby looked for it long and hard after dark, and finally saw a hand-lettered sign pointing toward the beach. It was down 100 yards or so, with few lights visible and no customers whatsoever on the small patio. But we plunged on, and... More 

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Thank Jeffrey M
Montreal, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016

Marva serves delicious Belizean food for a reasonable price. We had dinner there twice and were satisfied. The restaurant is located directly on the beach. You must try the hudut, a traditional Garifuna dish that is served only a few times a week (ask her during the day if she serves it and you can reserve your meal). Marva is... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is one of the few beach-front places still owned locally. We had lunch and ordered fish and thought it was delicious. Everything was cooked fresh. The view was also beautiful. Great prices. It was hard to find, but if you just ask around, it is worth the exploration! Most locals know it as "Marva's restaurant".

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Thank Nicole S
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015

My husband and I ate here on our first night in Hopkins. It was 1 of 2 restaurants very nearby where we were staying, so we took a quick walk over. It looked deserted, but we knocked on the door and were greeted warmly. I ordered pork chops with a baked potato and husband had grilled fish. Both of our... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We ate here several times during our stay because it was close to the drum center. The food was very average. The pricing was very reasonable which kept us coming back.

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Palm Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2015

if you want to feel and live Hopkins Village - you have to hit this place. our daughter played all week with the local kids around here and was in absolute heaven. the food is wonderful, fresh and home cooked. the hospitality and warmth you feel from Miss. Marva and the patrons is unparralled. the view and the sound of... More 

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Orillia, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food here is wonderful, the atmosphere awesome...the sand fleas relentless..don't let this stop you from going there.. The food is worth it. Get food to go at night Orr go early. It's worth it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had a great dinner here on a calm, clear, quiet evening. My Moon guide book says this is the only beachside restaurant in Hopkins owned by a local (Garifuna) woman. I loved being able to eat outdoors and look out at the sea right there. Can't wait to go back and have more meals there. This is not fast food.... More 

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Belgium
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2015

Imagine, you're walking on the beach on a sunday around lunchtime and all of a sudden the sea breeze blows the smell of delicious food in your nose. Locals are gathered around tables and they feast on delicious dishes like grilled fish, chicken, fajitas...Don't resist, you've found Laruni Hati, just sit down, order a cool beer, wait for your food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the Beach, Hopkins, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Hopkins
Description
Mostly a locals restaurant, and off the beaten path. Well worth searching out. We ate there 2 times in 1 week. Great local home made food.

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