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The Secret Garden Restaurant

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Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Jambalaya is to die for. Then again ALL of their seafood dishes are divine. I returned several time just so I could try them all! The staff are very friendly and helpful. The owner, Becca, is amazing! She is welcoming and entertaining, while ensuring you have a great dining experience. The Secret Garden is a MUST stop on any... More 

Thank Jennifer M
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here the last night in Placencia and had a terrific meal! Great food and service! We had the chicken lollipops, stir fry, jambalaya, and banana pie.....all were great! The owner came out and introduced us to the entire kitchen staff. Very classy and a great experience overall.

Thank kjlingo14
Calgary, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was great but the food not so much! The service was good drinks were ok but the food left me with a sore stomach.

Thank PatProud
Staten Island, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a hidden gem. There was not a thing we did not enjoy. So refreshing to find great vegetarian and carnivore alike. We enjoyed dishes like vegetable stir fry, fish and chips, pork chops, jambalaya and the snapper was off the charts. Drinks were on point as was the service. Don't expect to be rushed here. You begin... More 

Thank lulabell1972
Seattle, Washington
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was amazing! I had the ribeye and would definitely recommend! The service was great, very friendly and our server was extremely helpful and nice, even suggesting tours we should do. He also gave me some star fruit which was awesome! Food was amazing and service was great too. 5/5 would recommend

Thank rosed2000
Rhode Island
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The staff is very friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the cuisine. The food is second to none and extremely fresh and local. Everything that we ordered was prepared to order and was presented exquisitely. We will definitely visit the Secret Garden again before we leave Placencia.

Thank Chefwvi
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here one Saturday night. We had the chicken lollipops as an appetizer. He had the chicken maya with jambalaya and roasted zucchini and tomatoes , and I had the jerk chicken with roasted rosemary potatoes and Spanish rice for our entree. The food was hot and sooooo fresh and flavorful. I was even given a... More 

Thank Jozette B
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Secret Garden Restaurant has the perfect name. It is extremely secluded, private, romantic, and lit with tiny lights surrounding your table in the foliage of the greenery. The menu is special with great entrees; however, the chef will prepare something of your request, if not on the menu!

Thank dianne869
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

By far my best dining experience in Belize! Usually a place with this relaxing ambience either is overpriced and or the food isn't great. Well not in this case. It was quaint, peaceful and romantic. You go through the gate and are immediately amazed by what hides behind. I ordered a pesto-like pasta with seafood. I treated myself to rich... More 

Thank SJHMesa
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

After having a massage at the Secret Garden Spa..We walked across the property to this wonderful restaurant. We had the Ceviche and Chicken Lollipops for a starter and both were delicious! We had the Gumbo and Steak for dinner and both were also out of this world! Nice drink menu too!

Thank hanesmike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: 5015233617
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?