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Marva's Restaurant

Caribbean, Central American, South American
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Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
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Roatan, Honduras
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic local food, Marva was fun to talk with, very reasonable prices. Not a fancy place, the looks of many places we visited would scare some but we enjoy trying the real local stuff, not the made up for tourism places

Thank georgee368
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Ms. Marva's was a great down home cooking eating spot. Very clean and good service. Quaint restaurant! Elegant Houston,Texas.

Thank tb3630
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Came in here on a suggestion and got a chance to rice the traditional stew chicken with rice and beans. We were only one of 2 tables there and service was relatively expedient. Food was very reasonably priced. They only accept cash and there is no AC. You can drink either soda or beer.

Thank Vithle
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

My friend was visiting Belize for the first and we needed to find somewhere to have lunch since his flight had just landed after 1:00pm. There was no rush and he enjoyed the food. We got the fresh watermelon juice to go with our meal.

Thank Ella F
Belize City, Belize
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

If you are looking for authentic belizean food with an authentic feel, then this is your place. It is not big and the seating is limited, but it soon worth the trip if looking for the authentic feel. And the food is relish.....

Thank apeck522
Tempe, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Found this small restaurant in Belize city. It is where the locals go to eat. the meal was excellent, gluten-free and inexpensive. We had both the chicken and pork stew with rice and beans. and had sweet potato pone for desert.

1 Thank Nina M
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Kind of in a scary part of town. No menu. The owner/cook just told us 2 local plates: stewed chicken or stewed beef (get the chicken, the beef was suspicious). Nothing fancy at all, no atmosphere, but if you want to sample local fare this does it.

Thank Reed W
Belize City, Belize
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Marva's Belizean Restaurant on West Canal Street is one of the last down home spots that you can get great Belizean food. During the week you can get a nice selection of local cuisine and the best conch soup on Tuesday or Wednesday. There's plenty of conch in every spoonful of soup and it's seasoned to perfection. Service is great... More 

1 Thank Filmbelize
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

23 of us showed up from the cruise for lunch and Marva took care of us all in 1 hour. Everyone ordered, and the food was excellent.

Thank Eileen R
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

Now this is my go to place if I want something good, hardy and Belizean. Nested on the edge on the canal and on the walk to he Bus station the meals are very affordable and Ms. Marva doesn't tolerate panhandlers in her store. But it might be a bit crowded because it is also a favorite of the local... More 

Thank CaribbeanCruisersX4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize District  >  Belize City
This restaurant is around the corner from the Belcove Hotel and has the best authentic food in Belize. It definitely deserves a spot on your site!

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