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“Bad and overpriced”

Habanero Mexican Cafe & Bar
Ranked #36 of 77 Restaurants in Placencia
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 20, 2013

I write this so you don't have to experience this place. After eating at every well rated place in the village we decided to head north based on a recommendation from someone at our resort. Yes the tacky plasticky illuminated cacti should have been a sign but we went in anyway. Big mistake. It's located at their marina so seeing the boats was nice but the food is bad Americanized Mexican. The beef and pork taco specials were both just big gloppy messes. The spicy lobster was a waste of a lobster and the tequila shrimp were overlooked and served with greasy vegetables. As I left the restroom I saw our plates being cleared and the man who took the plates helped himself to our uneaten chips and queso. Glad someone enjoyed it. Fortunately tutti fruiti was still open.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

I must say, this is the best restaurant ever in Belize. I´m Mexican and they deserve a 10 in the food. They prepare delicious food, I love the creations with chile, avocado, etc. Congrats to chef Hector, very nice person and chef !!! Visit Placencia and visit Habanero Mexican Cafe and Bar

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We were so delighted to see the giant plastic cacti and palm trees as we drove up to this restaurant. The restaurant was set under a huge talapia with beautiful Belizian wood floors and a fireplace at the end. It is right near a lagoon with sailboats and catamarans; the captain of our "cat" recommended Habanero's.

We ordered some of their beach drinks, which were good and appetizers. We thought the guac was good, it just needed a bit of salt. I ordered the chicken quesadillas and the rest of my party had various shrimp dishes. The food was amazingly good as was the fanciest fried ice cream I've ever seen. Wish we had tried the paella as they were serving it that night. The chef came to our table to ask us how everything was and the service was good though a little slow. It was also slow at our resort; people tend to forget that things go at a slower pace in some countries; esp in warm ones. We wished that Habaneros was here in Colorado. It was a great time for all of us.

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Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Service was wonderful. Food was outstanding. Special thank you to our bartending staff. All staff did an amazing job and we will be back. if you get a chance to try the Paelle - seafood that we could never get back in the states, you will not regret it. Can't wait to come back on Tuesday for the barbeque.

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1  Thank TedandRoxy
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We have visited this restaurant several times during our trip, bringing different people to enjoy what we discovered. Beautiful views, great beverages and the food is top notch. Absolutely love this place. We have all tried several items on the menu on different occasions and everyone was very impressed with their food.

Thank WendyFair
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