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“Fantastic Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Secret Garden Restaurant

The Secret Garden Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 71 Restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$18
Cuisines: Seafood, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Los Lunas, New Mexico
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Tucked off the Main Street in wonderful setting is the fabulous Secret Garden Restaurant. Great food, wonderful service, friendly owner and Caribbean breezes - what more could you ask for?? We had a wonderful dinner and everything from the starters to the dessert were fabulous. The presentation of the food was a work of art! All of us raved over the taste of our food. And if you are a dessert person, the chocolate cake was especially moist and delicious. (I got the chocolate cake tip from a waitress at a nearby beach bar who told me it was the best - she was right!) Really, order anything - you can't go wrong at The Secret Garden! I can't wait to go back...

Visited August 2014
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“Unique little restaurant in Center of town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

My son and I had one of our last meals there and it was very good. I would recommend it and it is best to go early because there is limited seating. You can also make reservations.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
“Best restaurant in Placencia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The ambiance is amazing - it truly is a secret (hidden) garden. The food is to die for. Sabrina - the owner - is personable and a fabulous chef. You have to try the lollipop chicken and the shoe string potatoes. Our girls loved it!

  • Visited August 2014
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Woodbridge, Virginia
1 review
“Best restaurant in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We ate at several restaurants during our recent visit to Placencia and The Secret Garden is the only one that kept us coming back. The service and the food are simply fantastic! Their grilled lobster is amazing, and don't forget to try their jerk chicken breast. My family absolutely loved their roasted garlic appetizer! Hands down the best!

  • Visited August 2014
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Orange County, CA
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“Best Service in Placencia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Very nice garden setting (as expected) and dishes that were presented beautifully. This was accompanied by the best service we have experienced in Placencia. Highly trained, friendly staff that delivered professional service. Food was very good...some of the flavors not quite what expected. I think all food was prepared properly, just tasted a bit different than expected based on menu description. Will certainly visit again.

Visited August 2014
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