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Brenda's BBQ

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Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We talked to Brenda whilst waiting for a boat at the dock and promised to go back to eat next day. We had excellent food, fish, chicken, beans and rice followed with delicious coconut and ginger macaroons and accompanied by a rum punch. Locals came and talked to us at her little sheltered picnic table and we passed a delightful... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Strolling along the town, my husband and I stumbled upon Brenda and her charming beachfront stop. Brenda herself is welcoming, warm and a fantastic cook. Everything was as fresh as possibly can be...literally ocean to table. The several courses included jerk chicken, fantastic fish, coconut rice, plantains, coconut macaroons...and so on and so on. All made fresh right before your... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Yes, Brenda does not post her prices. Brenda doesn't have a menu. You want that go to McDonald's. What Brenda does have is a small, very small kitchen, and a grill. Five feet away is one picnic table covered. She will tell you what she has to offer when you arrive. Reason? Freshness. If fish is available it will have... More 

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Thank mrbarney1
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I met Miss Brenda when she came up to be at dinner and sat down with me mistaking me for a friend. It wasn't long before we were friends. I sat and talked with her for hours. Everyone must go and eat Miss Brenda's delicious food and give her a hug from me.

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Thank Meghan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We were about to turn around at the end of the pier when Ms. Brenda invited us to sit and drink and eat. Thank you, Ms. Brenda for the delicious snacks and refreshing drink!! We didn't even know we were hungry, then we couldn't stop eating. :-) She just brought us food without asking and started with macaroons then on... More 

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Placencia, Belize
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Although Brenda only has a shed to run her restaurant, she does magic with local fresh-caught fish. Very simple, but worth a try. Very local.

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Thank Kirsten K
Tampa, Florida
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Brenda made my trip to Belize. She made us something special. A giant bowl of carribean crab, lobster, fish. She was so personable and gave us punch while we waited. We liked her so much we came back for jerk chicken to go for dinner!

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Thank GKEYXO
Utila, Honduras
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Apart from Brenda herself being a legend the position of this shack'o'yummy lends itself to many interesting characters walking by and saying hi. My shipmates pre booked a dinner the day before we dined and the rum punch was refreshing and food local, fresh and everything you want it to be from a roadside BBQ

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Thank Fayezzz
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The food is made as you watch and brenda is there to server you a fruit punch why'll you wait for your meal and talk your arm off and always is smileing

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Thank Windflowerone
Lemont, Illinois
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Brenda is the best ! She has a little place down near the pier at the end of the peninsula , all the food is fresh and grilled up right there , I had an excellent fish sandwich with fresh juice and Brenda herself is a wonderful friendly person and also a very amusuning fiesty character ! My daughters were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?