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“Great food - but those damn smokers!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Purple Space Monkey Bar & Grill - CLOSED

The Purple Space Monkey Bar & Grill
Price range: US$6 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Caribbean, Bar, Pizza, Asian, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Fun and funky in the daytime, with fresh, light lunch options and a family vibe, in the evening gourmets can indulge their individual tastes with Executive Chef Rick Labonte's World menu based on local and organic ingredients and savours, often with a trademark twist. Our attentive staff will make your romantic, celebration or large group dining pleasure their priority, from presentation through to great service. Right in the centre of downtown Placencia, over from the ball-field, our airy and open-plan dining room and smaller terraces are perfect for people-watching or that intimate dinner-for-two...while the superbly-stocked bar will fix everything from beers through fine wines to exotic or Caribbean cocktails...
san diego, ca
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great food - but those damn smokers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

We really liked this place. Right in town and open seating. BUT those darn smokers are allowed to smoke right next to you! UGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. We had to cut our visit short because we were getting smoked out. Special very good and on a return visit the waitress recalled what we wanted to drink! Overall a great little place.

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Came for the food, stayed for the people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

I happened to be in Placencia for a few nights due to business, and ended up spending 2 of my dinners at this wonderful restaurant. Rick and company run a fine establishment. Staffed with local cooks and bartenders, the food is various, and each item is extremely well done.

One of his local specialties, the pork chop plate, was done wonderfully with a hint of the local flavor (coconut rice), and with more than ample portions. It was a challenge to come even remotely close to finishing! His sandwiches also set the bar extremely high, each one being large enough to satisfy even a large appetite (he does the only Cuban Sandwich available in Belize!)

Pull up a chair, ask for a Greyhound (grapefruit and vodka), then relax and enjoy!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yoni A
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Indiana
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food and drinks here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Sheldon shoutout! he was the best bartender always friendly and attentive.

The food was very good jerked chicken and black beans it was quite flavorful spicy but not too hot - you got large portions for the money.

Sheldon was a master at drink making - best Dirty Banana ever!!!!

Even in the brief power outage 1 night the staff was making sure you were taken care of !

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Hasschen
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great service and good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We have eaten twice here for lunch, both great experiences. The service was great both times.

The atmosphere is nice with a half open deck, allowing some breeze to pass through. I had the fish and chips. The fish portions were very nice and cooked well. Not too greasy like other places sometimes do.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark B
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great food, good service and a nice setting.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

We had a great experience at the Purple Space Monkey Bar and Grill. I had the Mayan spiced Pork and my friend had the Green thai chicken curry. Both were extremely tasty and the portions were large. We tried the cocktails too and found them to be good and strong!

The service was friendly and helpful, with our waitress recommending dishes and even trying to find out whether we could buy the mayan spice to take home with us!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank World-Wanderer82
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