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“Home away from home!”
Review of Mariposa

Mariposa
Ranked #22 of 73 Restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$22
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Mariposa Restaurant and Beach Suites Breakfast served all day, lunch and dinner. Known for the following specialty dishes; Eggs Benedict made with real hollandaise sauce and served with hash browns and fruit, French beef dips - shaved prime cut aged Angus beef with Au Jus, potato fries and coleslaw, Filet Mignon and lobster charbroiled your way served with creamy garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. These are a few examples of our 45 menu items to select from. Mariposa is also know for their creative Caribbean specialty drinks; enjoy a cappuccino or espresso with Baileys, Dirty Banana, Cadillac Margarita, Drunken Gecko, local imported beers or an imported bottle of wine from their wine cellar.
Eureka, California
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“Home away from home!”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Wow! Bruce and Sharon have really outdone themselves. This Bed and Breakfast was the most amazing stay that we have ever had! You are treated like family here, the food, the room, the staff are a perfect. Nestled in along the main road, a picture perfect garden entry sets the tone immediately as you enter the property, you know you're home! Bruce and Sharon are so attentive to all your needs, they even got up early to make us the most amazing breakfast and took us into town for our excursions. The food was spectacular, always fresh and tasty. The rooms are so comfortable and beautifully decorated. This is far above and beyond anything we could have imagined a dream stay could be!!! We really felt like we were at home here. Thanks for making our trip so special.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank sonnyh85
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
So nice to hear from you and thanks very much for the incredible review on Mariposa for both our restaurant and our bed & breakfast accommodations.. Bruce and I really enjoyed your company during your stay with us. It's always a pleasure to create a comfortable customized customer experience for all our guests. It's a small bed and breakfast with only two adult only suites however the opportunity to meet individuals like yourselves is so rewarding. Take care from Bruce and Sharon.
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Montreal, Canada
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“Supper by the sea...”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

When is it not a great evening when you get to dine seaside? The food is outstanding, the view of the ocean from the second floor restaurant is quite impressive. We ate here two nights in a row it was so good... The first night my steak tenderloin was perfectly done, the second night, the chef outdid himself with my freshly caught Mackerel... My wife had an equally outstanding dinner experience as well. I would not hesitate to eat here! In fact, I'd eat here regularly if I decided to purchase a house or condo in Placencia... You're definitely treated like family! I also have to mention the bar... As well stocked as any bar in the States or Canada! Go with confidence!!! Hope this review was helpful!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank marquestra
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Phil and Michelle - owning a restaurant/bed and breakfast in a foreign country can be a little bit of a challenge however the reward is huge when you have the chance to meet such incredible daring people like yourself. It was a pleasure to host you for a couple of days and your knowledge on travel and marketing was so very much appreciated. I am writing a journal on our Belize experience and so far you both have been the most interesting individuals we have met. Thank you for all your advise and we wish you all the best as you continue on your Over-lander quest.
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Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
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“Amazing Food, Amazing Atmosphere, Amazing Drinks, Amazing View!!! Simply AMAZING!”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Mariposa Bed and Breakfest for 2 nights out of our 3 week stay in Belize, BEST MEALS throughout our whole trip (and we had some really amazing meals)! We did not eat at the same place twice until we got to Mariposa! Every morning fresh flowers were put on all the tables, breakfast menu has plenty to choose from and our choices were delicious and so fresh! Coffee was great too! Lunch menu is a great selection, my husband had the beef dip which was amazing, on such a fresh bun and I had a salad which tasted like it was right from the garden! Now supper, wow wow and wow again! The Atmosphere is out of this world and both nights (it was very romantic) we ate there our meals were perfect! The caesar salad dressing is made there and was oh so good! The appys were very tasty, and my husband (the farm boy) had the steak and it was excellent! The bar selection is huge, one of the largest we seen our whole trip if not the largest, wine selection was also large, and my pina colada actually had real pineapple chucks in it! Happy hour beer and local rum I think was half price and appys 40% off, we had the bruschetta, a must try! Prices on all the menus were more than reasonable.The service saws excellent and the owners Bruce and Sharon are just outstanding people/host/owners! The view while eating is out of this world, and you can eat inside with the a/c or outside with the ocean breeze! We had to leave at 4 in the morning the day we left, so our plan was to order something off the dinner menu to have in the morning.....no no no, Bruce and Sharon had pastries packed for us (and BTW Bruce, they were soooo good, we both at way too many!)
I would recommend Mariposa to eat and stay 1000 times over! Bruce and Sharon have a gem here that is heaven on earth! Cannot wait to go back!

  • Visited April 2014
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Ottlie - it was an incredible pleasure to have you guys stay with us. Your company was just as rewarding to Bruce and I as our restaurant / bed & breakfast was for you. Glad you liked the pastries on your early drive back to Belize City. Can't wait to see you again and by all means please pass along our contact information to anyone who needs a little break from the energy sector in Fort Mac. Cheers, Bruce and Sharon
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Staines, United Kingdom
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“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We stumbled across Mariposa on our daily cycle from Robert's Grove into Placencia and what a find! Because we visited early on each of our visits we never got to eat there, but if the food tasted as good as it looked on the menu, then we missed out. However, the welcome is warm, the beer cold and the setting is so perfect that no words could describe the peace and tranquil view from the balcony restaurant. It only opened in January, but I predict that it will become a very popular place for visitors to Placencia. The owners are very 'hands on' and lovely people into the bargain, making each of their visitors feel special. I suspect that whether you drop in for just a beer, or a 3-course meal, the staff will treat you as treasured patrons.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank StantonJR
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Thank you very much for the awesome review. We are just getting started so business is slow however we love Belize and meeting such incredible like yourselves. It's what keep us going. Come again and often.............even if it's just for a beer or a dip in the pool. cheers. Bruce and Sharon
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British Columbia
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“Amazing food!!!”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Not only is the view amazing, but so is the food. We were a party of five and each had something different. Everyone of us loved our dishes and were passing tastes around the table so others could try how good each dish was. I would go back there again for sure. Also, if anyone is looking for a wonderful, more private, place to stay, we looked at the rooms and thought they were amazing. Great for a honeymoon couple.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Summergirl64
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Thanks so much for the awesome review. Bruce and I are so pleased you enjoyed your dinner with your friends and would love to see you again. Great memories in fabulous Belize at our Spanish Villa that faces the Caribbean Sea. Cheers
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