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“Nice location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lamanai Riverside Retreat

Lamanai Riverside Retreat
Ranked #5 of 21 Restaurants in Orange Walk
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating
Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

The location of this restaurant (with rooms to let as well) is lovely right on the river.The family staff were very nice. However, the food was not very tasty, and the meal took over two hours to be fully served.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing location, food and value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is an outside bar and restaurant right by the river in Orange Walk, a beautiful location. The menu is quite small, but it was delicious and very generous portions - my husband had a huge plate of conch ceviche, which was amazing. A great place to go for lunch; the guy in our hotel cautioned us to be a bit careful in that area at night, and the views are best in the day anyway.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Average About Sums It Up”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

We heard about this place through word of mouth from other travelers. And the great location is what made us decide to dine here one evening. But our experience was nothing special and everything from the service to the food was average. Would be a great place to hang out and throw a few back but not one I can recommend for the food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Daryle D
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Helena, Montana
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A beautiful location, great food and helpful staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We read about the Riverside Retreat in our Lonely Planet and it sounded like just our stop. A bit hard to find but well worth finding it. The retreat (restaurant, bar and 3 rooms) is right on the New River where the tours begin for the Lamanai Ruins. Their rooms were full but we chatted with one of the owners and got set up with the tour the next day and then also ate dinner there the two nights we were in Orange Walk. The food was very good, one night we had fish and stewed chicken, beans and rice and the other night we sat with another couple and shared their ceviche that was delicious. Had pork fajitas which were excellent. Just the right portion size and all good, fresh and homemade.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JEDHH
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