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Brenda's BBQ

Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“macaroons” (31 reviews)
“jerk chicken” (42 reviews)
“tamales” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Barbecue
Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed 25 October 2014

Ms. Brenda is quite the true Belizean. Friendly, welcoming and a blast to converse with. Hint, ask Ms. Brenda to make some of her tasty tamales (you need to pre-order these a few days ahead). A place to catch up on the local village happenings.

Thank Lakecountry P
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Our first day venturing into Placencia we met Brenda and tried her lobster, jerk chicken, coconut rice, and macaroon. Absolutely delicious! She mixes up the best fresh fruit rum punch too! Brenda was always smiling, laughing, and making anyone who came by feel right at...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 5 October 2014

We were in Placencia for 10 days in June. One of the highlights of our trip was lunch with this amazing lady. We did a tour on the Monkey River and Brenda had a wonderful lunch waiting for us (all homade, hand cooked) when we...More

Thank Staci M
Reviewed 20 September 2014

If you are in Placencia, you have to go see Brenda. She is an excellent cook and makes a mean rum punch. The entertainment she provides is almost better than the food. If she's got Jerk Chicken on the grill, you should definitely stop in....More

1  Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Miss B was incredibly kind- I feel bad to say, I was not impressed by her food at all. The jerked chicken was incredibly over the top dry and the lobster fritters- mine didn't have a single piece of lobster in it lol! It was...More

Thank Monaw81
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Ms. Brenda is kind sweet woman who works hard to provide excellent and authentic creole cuisine. The jerk chicken and lobster fritters were so tasty! All of this in a simple wooden hut over charcoal grill. Recommend you try her hand made macaroons as well.

Thank Lance L
Reviewed 22 July 2014

YOu can't get much more local than Brenda's! Or much closer to the water. If you want to try true local flavor and meet some locals this is your place. Brenda's is very affordable and if you leave hungry then its your fault. Also her...More

Thank Kelleydawn
Reviewed 25 June 2014

The jerk chicken is the best I've had! The gumbo was filled with lobster, sausage, shrimp and more. I love her personality and stories. I will come back to Placencia just to see Ms. Brenda! The ambiance is the sitting by the seaside talking with...More

1  Thank Cwashin403
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Brenda's is a must visit when in Placencia. She is the heart an soul of the town and she makes some great home cooked food. She made us a special lunch of her gumbo, jerk chicken, rice, salad and the best macaroons you will eat....More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Brenda is the sweetest lady and has some good food right down at the pier. Great for when you come in from a snorkel tour. We had her shrimp gumbo and it was very unusual but very good. She also makes a mean macaroon.

Thank beachdreamin620
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
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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