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“Not so hidden but a real Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Secret Garden Restaurant

The Secret Garden Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 71 Restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: Seafood, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Relax in our garden & enjoy our "Asia de Caribe" cuisine --- combining influences of Spanish, Caribbean and Creole Cuisine with Pan-Asian cooking and flavoring techniques. You'll want to experience our "Signature Stacked Ceviche" --Local Fresh Snapper Ceviche Over Wasabi Guacamole, Fresh Cream, Red Chili Sauce and Lime Essence..... We're located in Placencia Village, across from the basketball courts.
Calgary, Canada
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not so hidden but a real Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Welcoming friendly service. Excellent service, Wonderful food, with innovative presentation. A delightful place for dinner with friends. We will definately be back - as often as time permits.

  • Visited January 2013
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“The secret's out. This place rocks!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

We (two foodie and wine couples) were on our way to another restaurant when a couple in our van from Turtle Inn were recounting their dinner the previous night at The Secret Garden. It sounded fabulous based upon 1) Delicious and unique dishes 2) Reasonable cost 3) Great ambiance 4) Wonderful and friendly hands-on owners. We changed our plans and we were all glad we did. We saw a variety of patrons, including kids of various ages, so I imagine this is a popular spot for everyone. The majority of tables are outdoors and uncovered to take advantage of those blissful Belizean nights. We encountered a five minute downpour shortly after our meal ended, so we just headed into the bar for a nightcap until our shuttle van arrived and made even more friends! Check out the menu and if it sounds like something you'd enjoy, you will not be disappointed by all this wonderful restaurant has to offer.

  • Visited December 2012
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Calgary, Alberta, Canadaneversaynever
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great New Years Eve dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Wonderful food, charming and personable service. Wine list is merger, but corkage fee is minimal, so bring your our wine. This is a must while in Placencia.

Visited January 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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“One of My All Time Favorite Restaurants”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Secret Garden is one of our families all time favorite restaurants (in Belize or the USA). We've been dozens of times and are always amazed at the excellence & passion that Sabrina, Chef Randy, & the team bring to the dining experience. A true gem in Placencia, I would highly recommend the Secret Garden to anyone traveling close by, you won't regret it!

Visited January 2013
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NY, NY
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“Lovely ambiance and very interesting dishes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had a delightful meal here in the outdoor garden. The dishes had interesting flavors, and combined different cuisines in a novel way. Call ahead for a reservation, and they will make sure you have a table waiting.

Visited December 2012
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