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“Best restaurant in town!”

The Secret Garden Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 72 Restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: Seafood, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
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.
Woodbridge, Virginia
1 review
“Best restaurant in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ate at several restaurants during our recent visit to Placencia and The Secret Garden is the only one that kept us coming back. The service and the food are simply fantastic! Their grilled lobster is amazing, and don't forget to try their jerk chicken breast. My family absolutely loved their roasted garlic appetizer! Hands down the best!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Michael P
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Orange County, CA
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best Service in Placencia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Very nice garden setting (as expected) and dishes that were presented beautifully. This was accompanied by the best service we have experienced in Placencia. Highly trained, friendly staff that delivered professional service. Food was very good...some of the flavors not quite what expected. I think all food was prepared properly, just tasted a bit different than expected based on menu description. Will certainly visit again.

Visited August 2014
Thank plenow
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“quite a random experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

For my three-week stay in Placencia, based on reviews and local / expat reports, the best dining experience came down to choice between three candidates : Rumfish, Turtle Inn, Secret Garden.

Secret Garden was a quite random experience of unattentive service, innovative yet off dishes and a feeling that the lack of organisation impacted on the experience and the food.

Visited March 2014
Thank ExphilipX
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
“We never usually write reviews”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant was truly a treasure! Amazing amazing fresh food (our favorites were the seafood gumbo and grilled lobster) and peaceful good energy surrounding you. We liked everything we tried. The owner, Sabrina, works alongside her local employees and in her "off time" is helping the humane society of Placencia. We had many choices of where to dine and came here 3 times in 9 days. Don't miss it!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank RobinU31
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Little Rock, AR
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was our 5th visit to Placencia in the last 2 years and we had heard about The Secret Garden but had so many other favorites we just made it there this last trip. Wow, we have been missing out!!! This will definitely be one of our regular stops now. Food was excellent, great variety and very creative menu. We also met the owner and she was very lovely. =) I liked all the creative personal touches around the restaurant as well. Would highly recommend it! See you in March. =)

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Kelleydawn
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